Lemon Garlic Keto Chicken Kiev Bites

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A true keto kiev that has been developed with the love of a kiev and the devotion to the keto lifestyle.

After recently been given the mighty task to take on a bit of a famous kiev I decided to create this recipe first.  A true keto kiev that is packed with flavour.  That is what everyone wants right?  A simple recipe, easy to recreate, easy to source ingredients, and fabulously easy cooking method.  Easy and flavoursome is my thing right?

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This recipe delivers on what was asked.  I am so happy with the outcome and ease of creation that I have already made a few variations with Indian Pakora style. I am soooo going to being releasing some new recipes along this vein because trust me….FLAVOUR EXPLOSIONS!

These kievs are made bite size as a beautiful starter for a celebrational dinner, entertaining, a canape for a party or to be served with a gin cocktail…what am I saying..this is a recipe that is so versatile that you could serve in the lunchbox, on a wrap, or on its own for breakfast, lunch or dinner.


As previously referred to and Indian style filled pakora is delicious, but so is any other meat filled with the flavoured butter, or change the butter to ham and cheese, cream cheese and jalapeno, or whatever floats your boat.  Variations galore!  I will come up with so many more because this recipe has left me quite enchanted!

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Chicken Kiev Bites with Garlic, Herb and Lemon Butter

Tiny bites of deliciousness!
4.25 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
refrigerate: 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Lunch and Dinner
Cuisine: Australian Keto
Keyword: chicken kiev, keto kiev
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 559kcal
Author: Megan
Servings: 3 serves
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Kiev Bites

  • 300 g chicken coarsely minced
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 50 g cream cheese softened
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • pinch salt and pepper
  • finely grated rind of ½ lemon


  • 1 egg
  • 50 ml thickened cream
  • Coconut flour for dusting
  • 100 g pork rinds crushed, I use Poppa Porkys Unseasoned
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped flat-leaf parsley plus extra to serve
  • Coconut oil for frying

Garlic Lemon Herb Butter

  • 150 gm butter softened
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp parsley finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp chives finely chopped
  • finely grated rind of ½ lemon

Serving suggestion

  • Serve with left over herb butter melted dollops of Greek yoghurt, fresh parsley and rocket.


  • Mix butter well with all seasonings
  • Shape into a 2cm diameter log in cling film or baking paper. Freeze until needed.
  • In a large bowl mix chicken all kiev ingredients together. Mix until everything is well combined.
  • Roll into 15 balls
  • Cut 3cm pieces of butter and place inside each ball completely covering with chicken.
  • Refrigerate for half an hour.
  • Prepare 3 separate bowls for kiev coating

Egg Wash

  • whisk egg and cream together
  • Add half a cup of coconut flour to bowl for dusting
  • mix crushed pork rinds with thyme in a third bowl.
  • Dust each ball in coconut flour, dip in egg wash and crumb in pork rinds
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until needed.
  • Heat oil in large frypan.
  • Fry bites in batches for 4-5 minutes, be careful to not over crowd your pan.
  • Season with salt to serve.


This is a great recipe that can be used for lunch boxes, dinner, appetisers, and fabulous for entertaining.
This recipe can be made ahead and frozen raw.
The chicken can be substituted for any other meat or seafood.
The butter can also be changed and flavoured with your own choices of additions.  Chilli would be fabulous.  It could also be swapped for a cream based sauce frozen before being placed inside chicken mince.
This recipe could also be made into 2 large kievs, just ensure you cook for the same time and bake at 180℃ for a further 10 minutes.
I use Poppa Porkys rinds that are cooked in lard with no additives or preservatives. www.poppaporkys.com.au


Serving: 1serve (5 balls) | Calories: 559kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 267mg | Sodium: 768mg | Potassium: 257mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 925IU | Vitamin C: 4.5mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1.8mg | Net Carbs: 2g
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  • Lynda Watters says:

    5 stars
    I must say these chicken Kiev bites are packed full of flavour. We had them as a main meal with some stir fried greens. They reheated really well from frozen for a quick lunch and were also great cold as a lunch box snack. The citrus garlic butter was great as an extra sauce for dipping. The pork rinds really make these super crunchy. A delicious winner in our house

  • Janet N says:

    5 stars
    Oh my – Megan, you are a goddess. These are fantastic. I fried them in a little bit of coconut oil and served with salad. New favourite. I even went and bought an air-fryer – seriously good idea. 15 mins, no turning and taste amazing! At the request of family members, I have made these about 3 times and they taste really good. Looking forward to trying some of the recipes from Close to Zero in the air-fryer!

  • Christine Rogers says:

    I’m just saying hello. We are “almost” neighbours. I live at Redhead. I think this is the first time I’ve been on your website and this recipe sounds great. Must try it.

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