|Place of origin||Ukraine or Russia|
|Main ingredient(s)||Chicken breast, garlic butter, herbs, bread crumbs|
Chicken Kiev (Ukrainian: Котлета по-київськи, kotleta po-kyivsky, Russian: Котлета по-киевски, kotleta po-kiyevski) is a popular breaded cutlet dish of boneless chicken breast pounded and rolled around cold garlic butter with herbs, then breaded and either fried or baked.
The dish has traditionally been considered Ukrainian in origin since its name comes from Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. However, the Russian food historian William Pokhlebkin claimed that Chicken Kiev was invented in the Moscow Merchants' Club in the early 20th century, and was subsequently renamed Chicken Kiev (котлета по-киевски, kotleta po-kiyevski, lit. 'Kiev-style cutlet') by a Soviet restaurant. Russians have made numerous disputed invention claims. In Poland it is known as kotlet de volaille (pl. kotlet, cutlet, fr. de volaille, of poultry).
In popular culture
- Chicken Kiev is the label used by William Safire for a speech made in Kiev in August 1991 by then U.S. President George H.W. Bush cautioning Ukrainians against "suicidal nationalism".
- Chicken Kiev, introduced in Britain in 1976, was Marks & Spencer's first ready-made meal.
There are other dishes similar to Chicken Kiev. Particularly popular is Chicken Cordon Bleu with a cheese and ham filling instead of butter.
- Åslund, Anders (March 2009). How Ukraine Became a Market Economy and Democracy. Peterson Institute for International Economics. pp. 29–30.
- "Bush Sr. clarifies 'Chicken Kiev' speech". Washington Times. 2004-05-24. Retrieved 2008-09-04.
- Moran, Joe (2005-01-24). "Hum, ping, rip: the sounds of cooking". New Statesman. Retrieved 2008-09-04.
- "Do you know what you are eating?". The Guardian. Retrieved 2008-09-04.
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- Marcus Warren (2001-06-19). "Email from Ukraine". Electronic Telegraph.