Chicken Kiev, a traditional Russian dish, is a great recipe to go with the novel City of Thieves. Chicken Kiev is fried chicken stuffed with a Lemon Garlic Butter. What could be better? I soon found out. After trying to fry chicken for the first time in decades, I remember why I don’t fry things at home. My friend, Linda, recommends using an air fryer. I don’t own one, but for dishes like this, I imagine an air fryer would be perfect. Next time I will bake it in the oven.
Hopefully in this picture, I was able to cover up the slightly burnt bottom when I put the chicken in oil that that was too hot. In spite of my lack of deep-fry skills, the chicken was moist and bursting with the flavor of the herbal lemon garlic butter. Delish! I will definitely be preparing this again without frying it.