Tender Chicken Patties – Куриные Отбивные “Нежность”

These chicken patties are a perfect make-ahead dish. The left over chicken batter can also be frozen, for a quick dinner option somewhere down the road. The texture is tender but compared to the chicken patties we all know of, these are NOT mushy with mystery meat. These golden beauties can be served as an elegant dinner but can also be enjoyed in between two pieces of bread for a sandwich. You can also use pork instead of chicken.

Yields: About 30 chicken patties

Ingredients:
2 lbs chicken, chopped into  1/4 in pieces (you can use any part of the chicken)

4 eggs

3 tbsp cornstarch

4 Tbsp mayonnaise

3/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp ground black pepper

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp onion powder

poultry seasoning, or any other herb/spice mixture, I like McCormick’s Montreal Chicken, optional

Chop the chicken into tiny pieces, 1/8-1/4 inch. IMG_2425 Season the chicken with salt, pepper, paprika, poultry seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder. Mix in a large mixing bowl with the rest of the ingredients. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. IMG_2431 Heat 1 Tbsp of oil in a nonstick skillet on med-high high until shimmering. Using a big spoon, scoop and shape the meat mixture into oval shapes. IMG_2456 Cook until golden brown, about 3 min per side. IMG_4430 IMG_4463 (550x367)

Tender Chicken Patties
 
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Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 30 patties
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs chicken, chopped into ¼ in pieces (you can use any part of the chicken)
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 4 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • poultry seasoning, or any other herb/spice mixture, I like McCormick's Montreal Chicken, optional
Instructions
  1. Chop the chicken into tiny pieces, ⅛-1/4 inch.
  2. Season the chicken with salt, pepper, paprika, poultry seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder. Mix in a large mixing bowl with the rest of the ingredients. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Heat 1 Tbsp of oil in a nonstick skillet on med-high high until shimmering. Using a big spoon, scoop and shape the meat mixture into oval shapes. Cook until golden brown, about 3 min per side.

 
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  1. Natalia says

    i love these. recently started grinding the meat instead of cutting into tiny pieces. Tastes just a good and saves time :)

    • says

      What a great idea! I kind of like having chunks of meat in these patties, but I’m sure using ground meat not only saves time, but also produces really tender, juicy patties.

  2. Nadia says

    Olga, is there anything else you can use instead of the cornstarch? im not a big fan of cornstarch and i dont use it.

      • nadia says

        Olga, I have never used cornstarch in recipes. i have always used flour. but i will try this with cornstarch today and next time i will try it with flour.

        • says

          When using cornstarch in recipes like this, for thickening purposes, it will be a much cleaner taste and much silkier and smoother texture. Flour works too, but I like cornstarch better.

  3. Olga G says

    Thank you for the recipe! I loved the tiny pieces of chicken. I never would have thought of using corn starch. These were delicious!

    • says

      Ally,
      I wouldn’t recommend using onion in this recipe. Since the chicken cook VERY quickly it won’t be enough time for the onion to cook through, unless you over cook the chicken, and that won’t taste good. If you want to use a grated onion, it could work, but in my opinion, it the raw onion will taste very harsh and overpower the tender chicken, especially since the meat mixture needs to marinate.

  4. spice says

    Dear Olga, blessings for you, i tried this recipe today & amazed results…….as a mom of picky eater boys always looking for easy& taste full recipes,i used TACO SEASONING MIX instead of onion&garlic powder. THANKS ONCE AGAIN

    • says

      That’s awesome, spice! I don’t have any children, but I’m sure I would be thrilled to find something they enjoyed. I’m so glad you all liked the Chicken Tenders.

  5. Theresa says

    Thank-you for sharing. I have been trying to come up with a way to make chicken patties that are a healthier than the mystery meat patties at the store. but are also not dry. These look like they fit the bill. thanks, again. will be trying these SOON!

    • says

      Yep! I totally agree, Theresa. Easy, simple meals can be homemade and delicious too. I stay away from convenience food altogether. I strongly believe that homemade is best. It taste SO much better too.

  6. Anna says

    I made these the other day and they were so good. There are also simple and easy and don’t take long. Thanks for the recipe!

  7. Julie says

    Olga, I just made these & they were super delicious!!! My whole family loved them!!! Thank you for this great & super easy recipe :)

  8. Julia says

    These were so good! My husband & daughter really liked them! I love that they turned out exactly like in your pictures :) I halved the recipe & still have enough for leftovers. Will be saving this one. Thanks, Olga!

  9. Theresa says

    You mention freezing the batter – would you freeze it with the chicken as well? Also, how long could the mixture stay in the fridge? Thanks…making this right now. :)

    • says

      Hi Theresa!
      Yes, I freeze the whole batter, with the chicken.
      I don’t usually keep meat in the refrigerator for more than one day. In the freezer, it can last for a few months.

      • Theresa says

        Thank you Olga, for your response. Made these for dinner tonight (I halfed the recipe), and leftovers are not an option! I try to teach my son to not say ‘ew’ to food, so we often say whether or not we will ‘eat at this restaurant again’…well, he said he would eat at this restaurant again. Another success with one of your recipes. Thank you!

        • says

          That is so creative, Theresa. I love that approach with children and food. I’ll be borrowing it when I have older children as well.
          I’m so happy that you all enjoyed the Chicken Patties.

  10. Lidiya says

    I absolutely LOVED these! Thank you so much Olga. For me the fastest way to cut the chicken into pieces was by cutting it with Kitchen Aid scissors. Worked awesome!!! Loved having little pieces instead of regular ground meat.

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