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The show, set in mid-century U.S., is notorious for depicting gluttonous debauchery - smoking while drinking while eating bacon wrapped raw steak sizzled in its own fat - but I was still shocked to see that the dish was deep fried, breaded chicken stuffed with butter. My kitchen isn't a country fair, and I don't dare sink to the levels of deep fried butter wrapped in chicken in my own house. If I cross that line, my heart and I may never come back!
So here is my (relatively) healthier take on Chicken Kiev - proof that just because the chicken squirts butter, it doesn't have to be like building a Hoover Dam in your arteries.
2 large chicken breasts
4 tbs unsalted butter
4 tbs seasoning (garlic powder, onion powder) - I used Spice House Garlic Maple Seasoning
4 oz baby spinach, chopped
2. Put the butter mixture in the freezer until firm. PREHEAT OVEN TO 400.
3. Pound the chicken breasts until they are about 1/4" thick
4. Cut three slits horizontally into the underside of the chicken - this will help the chicken absorb the butter
5. Remove the butter from the freezer, and cut in half. Place a half of the butter pattie on each of the breasts
6. Place a bed of spinach on the breasts, over the butter patties
8. Sprinkle the top of the chicken with the remaining seasoning
9. Place in the oven for 25-35 minutes, or until the top begins to brown slightly. Expect a lot of sizzling!
10. Serve on a bed of spinach