Chicken Kiev


  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 Cup of Ground Almonds (60g)
  • 1/2 Cup of Desiccated Coconut (45g)
  • 2 Large Cloves of Garlic, Minced
  • 1 Handful of Fresh Parsley Leaves
  • 1 Handful of Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 2 Slices of Parma Ham
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Coconut Oil

Perfecting this recipe for healthy chicken kiev has been on my to do list for ages, ever since my sister requested I Little Green Spoon-ify one of her favourite dishes. Wow am I glad I did! I haven’t been eating chicken lately, weirded out by it for irrational reasons, but this has changed my mind- it’s absolutely irresistible! I struggled with how to get it right without loading it with butter but I’m happy to say I think I’ve struck gold… crispy, garlicky, succulent gold!


Start by making your filling. Peel and mince your garlic, very finely. Give your herbs a really fine chop, and the same for the parma ham. Add everything to a bowl and mash it all together with a fork, making sure everything is evenly mixed together.


Add the ground almonds and desiccated coconut to a bowl and mix them together. Whisk your egg and place it in a separate bowl. Season your chicken with salt and pepper and then make a small pocket in the centre of the chicken, don’t cut all the way through to the other side.


Stuff your filling neatly into the pocket and close it over so that nothing is spilling out.


Dip the chicken carefully into the egg to coat it, letting any excess drip off, and then into the almond/coconut mixture to coat.

Heat about some coconut oil in a pan on medium heat and then let the chicken sizzle for about 2 minutes on each side until it’s nice and golden, then pop them in the oven at 180’C for about 15 minutes until cooked through and crispy.



9 Comments to Chicken Kiev

  1. Sheelagh says:

    OMG healthy chicken Kiev?! Thank you thank you Indy! Will comment again when I’ve made it but I have no doubt it will be fab like everything I’ve tried so far. I just can’t get over how simple your recipes are but so delicious, genius!

  2. This looks amazing. Chicken Kiev is the one thing I miss since abandoning heavily processed foods. Will definitely give it a try.


  3. Geraldine says:

    What did u serve this with in pic? 🙂

  4. Donna W says:

    I am new to clean eating and I love looking at the recipes ..however I am struggling slightly as a lot of recipes call for almond flour (as above ) but I have a nut allergy in the house. Is there a substitute I could use …would love to make these kiev they look delicious ! …thank you in advance

    • Indy Power says:

      Apologies, I must’ve missed this comment somehow! For this recipe, you can just use all desiccated coconut instead of half almond flour and it tastes great! For other recipes, substitutions depend on the recipe so feel free to email me and I can try and help with substitutions that will work for you! Hope you enjoy the chicken kiev x

  5. Alison says:

    Making this tonight- can’t wait!

  6. Louise says:

    I’m allergic to nuts – what else could I use for the Kiev coating?

    • Indy Power says:

      It tastes great with just desiccated coconut, just use 1 whole cup of coconut instead of half ground almonds! Enjoy!