BBQ Smoked Chicken Kiev with Potatoes

Smoked Chicken Kiev: A Flavorful Twist on a Classic Dish

This Smoked Chicken Kiev recipe is a flavorful twist on the classic dish that combines the delicious taste of smoked chicken with a buttery garlic filling. 

What is Smoked Chicken Kiev?

Smoked Chicken Kiev is a variation of the classic Chicken Kiev dish that involves smoking the chicken instead of baking it. The smoking process adds a unique flavour to the chicken that complements the rich and buttery garlic filling. 

How to Make Smoked Chicken Kiev

Making smoked chicken Kiev is a simple process that involves smoking the chicken breasts before stuffing and breading them. 



  1. Preheat your smoker to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the minced garlic, Garlic Goals by Low n Slow Basics, softened butter, parsley, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  3. Use a meat mallet (or your fist) to pound the chicken breasts until they are an even thickness.
  4. Spread the garlic butter mixture onto one side of each chicken breast, leaving a small gap around the edges.
  5. Roll up the chicken breasts and secure with toothpicks.
  6. Dip the chicken breasts in flour, then egg, and finally a mix of the Atomic Chicken Southern Fried Chicken Coating and panko breadcrumbs, making sure to coat them evenly.
  7. Place the chicken breasts on a rack and smoke with wood chunks hours until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  8. Remove the toothpicks before serving.

Tips for Serving Smoked Chicken Kiev

  • Serve the smoked chicken Kiev with a side of mashed potatoes and vegetables for a classic combination.
  • Consider adding some additional herbs or spices to the garlic butter mixture for extra flavor.
  • Experiment with different types of wood chips to achieve different smoky flavors.
  • Make sure the chicken breasts are evenly pounded so they cook evenly.
  • Don't overstuff the chicken breasts, as this can cause the filling to leak out during cooking.


  1. Can I use a gas grill instead of a smoker to make smoked chicken Kiev?
  • Yes, you can use a gas grill to smoke the chicken, but you'll need to use a smoker box or wrap the wood chips in foil and poke holes in it to allow smoke to escape.
  1. What are some good wood chips to use for smoking chicken Kiev?
  • Apple, hickory, mesquite, and cherry wood chips are all great options for smoking chicken Kiev.
  1. Can I use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts for this recipe?
  • Yes, you can use chicken thighs if you prefer, but the cooking time may need to be adjusted. Thighs also have a higher fat content, which can affect the flavor and texture of the dish.
  1. Can I prepare the smoked chicken Kiev in advance?
  • Yes, you can prepare the chicken breasts up to the breading stage and store them in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before smoking.
  1. Can I freeze the smoked chicken Kiev?
  • Yes, you can freeze the smoked chicken Kiev after it has been cooked. Just make sure to wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil to prevent freezer burn.
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