Add chive butter to your cooking repertoire to add a flavour boost to many recipes. It tastes fantastic in this main meal idea of crunchy chicken kiev and smooth mashed potato.


  • 100g (11/4 cups) coarse breadcrumbs
  • made from day-old bread
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano leaves
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 single (about 200g each) chicken breast fillets,
  • excess fat trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • Plain flour, to dust
  • 1 egg white, lightly whisked
  • Steamed carrots and green beans, to serve
  • 30g (1 1/2 tablespoons) butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 750g even-sized sebago (brushed) potatoes, scrubbed
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) hot reduced-fat milk
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to season


  1. Preheat oven to 180