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Chicken Patties (+Video)

You’ll love biting into these Chicken Patties. Crunchy, crispy on the outside with a tender inside filled with seasoned ground chicken!

SIMPLE CHICKEN PATTIES IN UNDER 20 MINUTES

Homemade Chicken Patties are a delightful and easy dish to make for any occasion. They are packed with flavor, filled with tender seasoned ground chicken and coated in a crunchy breadcrumb crust. Whether you serve them as an appetizer or main course, you will love the delicious combination of flavors. Plus, they’re made using simple pantry ingredients that most households usually have on hand. Make sure to double the recipe if you plan to feed a crowd – these tasty chicken patties (a.k.a. chicken croquettes) won’t last long!

A handful or two of homemade Chicken Patties on a serving platter.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What are Chicken Croquettes?

Chicken Croquettes are chicken patties. Depending where you’re from, they might be called one or the other. They’re fried patties made with ground chicken along with spices and herbs with a crunchy crust.

Why are they called Croquettes?

To put it simply, croquettes came from the French word croquer. In French, the word “croquer” means to crunch or to bite.

What if I don’t have Italian breadcrumbs?

No worries! You can use regular breadcrumbs or use Panko breadcrumbs. If using regular plain bread crumbs, make sure you to add 2 teaspoons of Italian seasoning to the mix for flavor.

What other seasonings can I add?

To amp up the flavor profile try adding cayenne pepper, chipotle powder, sweet or smoked paprika, poultry seasoning, creole seasoning, bbq seasoning, or even Old Bay. Keep in mind that if you add a premade seasoning mix, cut the salt by half since these typically have additional salt in the mixture.

Can I add cheese?

You bet! To cheese these Chicken Patties up, try adding some shredded mozzarella, cheddar, swiss, Monterey Jack, or pepper jack cheese to the ground chicken mixture before you roll them in the flour. 

What sauces can these be served with?

I’ve had them served with chicken gravy and that was delicious! You could try some honey mustard, white pepper gravy, ranch, bbq sauce, or even garlic aioli (that’s just a fancy word for garlic mayonnaise.)

How do I serve these?

These would also be great chicken patties for sliders or you can make larger ones for chicken burgers. Talk about delicious!

Can I use canned chicken for chicken patties?

Yes. You can use canned chicken to make chicken patties. I find that packaged ground chicken is more affordable for this recipe but you can certainly use canned chicken. You would probably need 2 (12.5 ounce) cans for this recipe.

Can these be made in the air fryer?

They can! Just see my recipe for Air Fryer Salmon Patties on how to do that.

How to store leftovers?

Store leftover chicken patties in an airtight container and place it in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can freeze them in a freezer safe container for up to 3 months.
Reheat your leftovers in the microwave, the oven or air fryer until warmed through.

A few Chicken Patties on a serving platter.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (SEE RECIPE CARD BELOW FOR THE FULL RECIPE)

  • ground chicken
  • Italian breadcrumbs
  • large egg
  • mayonnaise
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • garlic powder
  • dried parsley flakes
  • onion powder
  • black pepper and kosher salt
  • all-purpose flour
Ground chicken, Italian breadcrumbs, large egg, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, dried parsley flakes, onion powder, black pepper, kosher salt, all-purpose flour, and 
fresh chopped parsley.

HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN PATTIES

In a large bowl, mix the chicken, breadcrumbs, beaten egg, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, parsley flakes, onion powder, pepper, and salt until well combined.

Mixing bowl with ground chicken, breadcrumbs, beaten egg, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, parsley flakes, onion powder, pepper, and salt.

Place the flour in a small bowl. Divide the chicken mixture into 8 portions, a little over ¼ cup each. 

Ground chicken and spices in a ball in a bowl of flour.

Roll the portions in the flour, then form them into patties. Place them on a sheet tray until ready to cook.

Flour coated chicken patties on a baking sheet.

In a large skillet over medium heat, add enough vegetable oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Once hot, fry the patties, not touching for 3-4 minutes per side until an internal temperature reaches 165°F and they are golden brown. You may have to fry them in batches.

Chicken Patties in oil in a hot pan.

Drain on a paper towel-lined plate to soak up any excess oil.

Chicken Patties on paper towels.

Garnish with parsley if using, and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

A hand holding a broken Chicken Patty.

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Chicken Patties (+Video)

Crunchy bites of seasoned chicken are perfect for appetizers, snacks and more. These Chicken Patties are fried to golden brown perfection!
5 from 13 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, mix 1 pound ground chicken, 1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs, 1 large egg, well beaten, 1/4 cup mayonnaise, 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes, 1/2 teaspoon onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper and ½ teaspoon kosher salt until well combined.
  • Place about 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour in a small bowl.
  • Divide the chicken mixture into 8 portions, a little over ¼ cup each.
  • Roll the portions in the flour, then form them into patties. Place them on a sheet tray until ready to cook.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, add enough vegetable oil to coat the bottom of the pan.
  • Once hot, fry the patties, not touching for 3-4 minutes per side until an internal temperature reaches 165°F and they are golden brown. You may have to fry them in batches.
  • Drain on a paper towel-lined plate to soak up any excess oil. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley, if using, and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

Video

Notes

  • If you only have plain breadcrumbs, that’s okay. You can use them plain or mix in 2 teaspoons of Italian seasoning into the mix. You can also use panko breadcrumbs if that’s what you have on hand.
  • Additional seasonings that would be good: cayenne pepper, chipotle powder, sweet or smoked paprika, poultry seasoning, creole seasoning, bbq seasoning, or old bay. If you are using a premade seasoning mix, cut the salt by half since these normally have additional salt mixed in.
  • These are delicious served with a chicken gravy on top. You can also serve them with honey mustard, white pepper gravy, ranch, bbq sauce, or garlic aioli.
  • These are slightly crisp on the outside, tender, and moist on the inside. Very flavorful on their own! These would be great chicken patties for sliders or larger ones for chicken burgers.
  • Make them cheesy by adding shredded mozzarella, cheddar, Swiss, Monterey Jack, or pepper jack cheese.
  • To reheat, place in the oven until warm or in the microwave or in an air fryer. Keeps in the fridge for up to 3 days, freeze for up to 3 months.
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, French

Nutrition

Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 11g | Sodium: 352mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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3 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I have at last found a recipe using minced chicken that isn’t bland and was delicious….made them exactly as written and discovered they were even more so eaten cold next day. This recipe is a keeper for me. Am tempted to make them cocktail size the next time I am “asked to bring a plate”