Chicken Kiev Mini Bites

A great alternative to traditional chicken Kievs. This breaded, garlic flavoured, chicken nugget recipe is a delicious family friendly dinner everyone will love!

Bam Bam has started school! So, I have been trying to keep myself busy and create lots of child friendly, after school recipes. You can guarantee this chicken kiev nugget recipe will be loved.

I want to make sure I am making food that will fill the belly of a super active little boy as he embarks on his new journey. These garlic butter chicken nuggets are a real winner with my (not so) little schoolboy.

Similar to Traditional Chicken Kievs but Packed with Flavour

As a little girl, I loved chicken kievs. All that buttery, garlic goodness and crispy coating, who wouldn’t love them?! Served with mashed potato and beans. A garlic butter chicken recipe is easy, simple food that’s perfect for the kids and adults alike to enjoy.

However, I found that you would lose some of the flavour when the garlic butter leaked out the moment you cut it open. At times, it would leave the chicken a little dry and tasteless. So, to stop the butter from leaking out of a chicken kiev, I decided to create bite size breaded chicken nuggets instead of the traditional full sized version and mix the fresh garlic and butter right in there with chicken for plenty of flavour. I knew the boys would enjoy them, just like I did as a child.

chicken kiev overhead view with sauce on the side

Using Fresh Ingredients for Healthy Chicken Nuggets

Using fresh ingredients and chicken breast meat makes these little chicken kiev balls a healthy option for all the family. You know exactly what they are eating, which is something that always plays on the mind of any mum. You can make this into a baked chicken nugget recipe instead for an even healthier option. Simply place the finished breaded chicken nuggets on an oven proof tray and drizzle with a little oil before baking them in the oven for 30 minutes at 180C, turning once during the cooking period.

child's hand reaching for a sieve bite that is stacked

A Freezable Chicken Kiev Recipe

Another great thing about this butter and garlic chicken recipe, is that it is freezable. Make a big batch and once you have coated them in breadcrumbs, freeze on a tray and then place together inside a freezer proof bag for another day. They are a quick meal to make and even quicker when you make ahead.

stacked chicken Kiev bites

Don’t forget to chill your breaded chicken nuggets before frying, it’s a vital step. You will find that they hold their shape much better when you fry the chicken kiev bites from chilled. You may find that they have a tendency to fall apart otherwise.

Garlic Chicken Kiev Bites FAQ

Can I bake these chicken nuggets instead of frying them?

Yes, you can make these into a baked chicken nugget recipe instead. Place the finished chicken nuggets on an ovenproof tray and drizzle with a little oil. Bake in the oven at 180C for 30 minutes, turning over once during this time until they are golden brown on both sides and cooked through.

Can I freeze my garlic chicken bites?

Yes. Prepare the nuggets and place them on a tray, freeze individually before storing them in a freezer proof bag for up to 3 months.

What type of breadcrumbs should I use to coat my chicken kiev nuggets?

You can use whatever breadcrumbs you like, you can make your own using stale bread or for an extra crispy option, try using panko breadcrumbs.

A person's hand picking up a freshly cooked spinach and cheese kiev from a white countertop scattered with parsley leaves. Four other kievs are visible in the background.

Chicken Kiev Bites

5 from 13 votes
A great alternative to traditional chicken Kievs. This breaded, garlic flavoured, chicken nugget recipe is a delicious family friendly dinner everyone will love!
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Course: Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: British
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chilling Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 362kcal


  • 500 g Chicken Breast
  • 50 g Butter
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • Small Bunch Fresh Parsley
  • 60 g Mozzarella
  • 1 Cup Plain Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • 120 g Breadcrumbs


  • Place the chicken breast into a blender and process until it is completely chopped and smooth.
  • Crush the garlic and add to the chicken.
  • Finely chop the parsley and add to the chicken.
  • Grate the mozzarella and add.
  • Ensure the butter has softened and add.
  • Mix all these ingredients together.
  • Pick up small balls of the chicken mixture and shape into a ball, then flatten to form the chicken nugget shape.
  • Place the flattened chicken ball into the flour, then the egg and finally coat with breadcrumbs.
  • Chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  • Heat a little oil in a frying pan and add the kievs, cook on both sides until golden brown and cooked through.


Nutrition Estimate

Calories: 362kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 328mg | Potassium: 404mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 3mg

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  1. 5 stars
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