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Simple And Delicious Chicken Patties Recipe

These chicken patties are deliciously tender, juicy, and loaded with flavor. They are easy to prepare and can be enjoyed in a bun, lettuce wrap, or even on their own.

Homemade chicken patties

Patties are a popular and versatile dish that can be enjoyed in various forms. From beef patties to salmon patties, and shrimp patties. Patties in any form or shape offer a delicious and satisfying meal option any time of the day.

The beauty of this recipe lies in its simplicity. To start with, you’ll need some standard, easily accessible ingredients – ground chicken, breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, egg, some seasonings, and an array of seasonings.

What I love the most about chicken patties, however, is the fact that it is a family-friendly meal. You can enjoy it as an adult, and your kids will also be happy about it. Everyone is happy. It’s a win-win! 

Golden-brown chicken patties with a crispy exterior

Ingredients for Chicken patties

  • Ground chicken: Provides the main base and protein source for the chicken patties.
  • Breadcrumbs: Help bind the patty mixture together and provide a slightly crispy texture to the outer layer of the patties.
  • Parmesan cheese: Adds a savory, umami flavor and also helps to bind the patties together.
  • Onion: Contributes flavor and moisture to the patties, enhancing the taste profile.
  • Bell pepper (optional): Adds color, texture, and mild sweetness to the patties. It’s optional but recommended for those who enjoy added vegetables.
  • Parsley: Brings a fresh herbaceous flavor and enhances the overall taste of the patties.
  • Egg, lightly beaten: Acts as a binding agent to help hold the patty mixture together and provide a stable structure.
  • Garlic: Infuses the patties with a rich and aromatic garlic flavor that complements the other ingredients.
  • Seasoning: Salt, black pepper, paprika, and red chili flakes – Enhances the flavor of the patties and helps to balance the taste profile.
  • Olive oil: Helps keep the patties from sticking to the skillet while cooking, and adds a subtle fruity flavor to the dish.
  • For Serving: Hamburger buns or lettuce wraps (optional)
  • Optional toppings: lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, and your favorite condiments

How to make homemade chicken patties

  • Combine ground chicken, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, chopped onion, bell pepper, parsley, egg, garlic, salt, black pepper, paprika, and red pepper flakes. 
  • Divide into four and shape each into a 1/2-inch patty. 
  • Cook in a skillet for 5-6 minutes per side until golden brown and internal temperature reaches 165°F. 
  • Toast buns and add toppings. 
  • Serve with a side dish like potato salad or creamy coleslaw. 

Tips for making the best chicken patties

  • Uniform patty size: Keep the size of the chicken patties consistent to ensure even cooking. This will prevent smaller patties from getting overcooked and larger ones from being undercooked in the center.
  • Maintain the right cooking temperature: Preheat the skillet over medium heat before adding the chicken patties. Cooking the patties over medium heat ensures that they cook through evenly without burning the outer layer.
  • Avoid flipping too soon: Let the patties cook for a few minutes on each side before flipping. This allows a crispy crust to form on the bottom before flipping, preventing the patties from falling apart.
  • Use a meat thermometer: To ensure that the patties are cooked thoroughly and reach a safe internal temperature of 165°F (74°C), use a meat thermometer. Insert it into the thickest part of the patty to check for doneness.
  • Rest before serving: Allow the chicken patties to rest for a few minutes after cooking. This helps the juices redistribute within the patties, resulting in a juicier and more flavorful end product.

Serving Suggestions 

  • Add to a burger bun: Chicken patties are essentially crispy chicken burgers without the bun. So, to get that complete chicken burger meal, serve with some burger buns. Absolutely delicious!
  • Enjoy with meatballs: Meatballs with chicken patties is always a good idea, especially if paired up with a tasty dipping sauce like peri peri sauce.
  • Serve in lettuce wraps with your favorite toppings 
  • Salad or creamy coleslaw: Salad or coleslaw with chicken patties pairs well. The blend of textures and flavors is everything. 
  • Mashed potatoes: Mashed potatoes are great with almost everything and chicken patties is not an exception. Try it. 
  • Green beans: If you want a healthier combination, garlic sautéed green beans will always be a good option. 
  • French fries: This is a classic combination with chicken patties. Everyone loves this!
Juicy and flavorful homemade chicken patties served with mashed potatoes and garnished with chives

 Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use ground turkey instead of ground chicken?

Absolutely! Ground turkey can be substituted in place of ground chicken in this recipe without altering the overall taste profile.

Can I make the chicken patty mixture ahead of time?

Yes, you can make the mixture ahead of time. Shape the mixture into patties, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and cover them with foil before storing in the fridge. When ready to cook, take them out of the fridge and let them come to room temperature before cooking as directed.

Can I freeze the chicken patties?

Yes, the chicken patties can be frozen. After shaping the mixture into patties, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and freeze them for about an hour. Once they are frozen, transfer them to an airtight container or a freezer-safe bag, and label with the date of freezing. They can be stored in the freezer for up to three months. Thaw them in the fridge overnight before cooking as directed.

Can I cook the chicken patties in the oven instead of on the stovetop?

Yes, you can bake the chicken patties in the oven at 400°F (205°C) for about 15-20 minutes or until they reach an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C). Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and brush them with a little bit of olive oil to help them brown.

Can I reheat chicken patties? 

Definitely, you can reheat them in the oven, microwave or even air fryer. The most important thing to note when reheating chicken patties is that they are reheated to an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C) to ensure they are safe to eat. 

  • Oven: preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C), place the chicken patties on a baking sheet, and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until heated through.
  • Microwave: place the chicken patties on a microwave-safe plate, cover with a damp paper towel, and microwave on high for 30-60 seconds, or until heated through.
  • Air fryer: preheat the air fryer to 400°F (205°C), place the chicken patties in the air fryer basket, and cook for 5-10 minutes, or until heated through.

I hope these FAQs help answer any questions you may have about the recipe. Enjoy making the delicious and juicy chicken patties!

Other delicious patties recipes to try out:

Golden brown chicken patties served with a dip on a plate

Chicken Patties

On nights when you just want a quick dinner, Chicken Patties will come through. Making Chicken patties is a great use of your leftover chicken. You would love how versatile chicken patties are! They work as perfect side dishes, appetizers or even something to enjoy at a potluck!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 patties
Calories: 83.5kcal


  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup bell pepper finely chopped – optional
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 hamburger buns or lettuce wraps for serving optional
  • lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, and your favorite condiments Optional toppings


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground chicken, breadcrumbs, chopped onion, garlic, bell pepper (if using), parsley, egg, Worcestershire, salt, black pepper, paprika, and red pepper flakes (if using). Mix until all ingredients are well combined.
  • Divide the mixture into four equal portions and shape each portion into a patty about 1/2-inch thick.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the patties to the skillet and cook for 5-6 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown and have an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C). Be sure to flip the patties only once to avoid breaking them.
  • If using hamburger buns, toast them lightly on a separate pan or in a toaster oven.
  • Place the cooked chicken patties on the bottom half of the toasted buns or lettuce wraps. Add your choice of toppings such as lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, and condiments. Top with the other half of the bun or lettuce wrap.
  • Serve the delicious chicken patties immediately with a side of your favorite salad, coleslaw, or French fries. Enjoy!


Note: You can also grill the chicken patties on a preheated, well-oiled grill for 5-6 minutes per side, or until they reach an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).


Calories: 83.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.8g | Protein: 7.5g | Fat: 4.7g | Saturated Fat: 1.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.4g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 46.1mg | Sodium: 258.4mg | Potassium: 242.3mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 0.6g | Vitamin A: 277.4IU | Vitamin C: 6.2mg | Calcium: 14.4mg | Iron: 0.7mg

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