Chicken Kiev (Ukrainian: Котлета по-київськи, kotleta po-kyivsky, Russian: Котлета по-киевски, kotleta po-kiyevski) is a popular breaded cutlet dish of boneless chicken breast pounded and rolled around cold garlic butter with herbs, then breaded and either fried or baked.
The dish has traditionally been considered Ukrainian in origin since its name comes from Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. However, the Russian food historian William Pokhlebkin claimed that Chicken Kiev was invented in the Moscow Merchants' Club in the early 20th century, and was subsequently renamed Chicken Kiev (котлета по-киевски, kotleta po-kiyevski, lit. 'Kiev-style cutlet') by a Soviet restaurant.
In Poland it is known as kotlet de volaille (pl. kotlet, cutlet, fr. de volaille, of poultry).