Country Chicken Patties

You know something’s wrong with a mom of four children when I berate myself for making “simple” dinners. At least that’s what I call this. Chopped chicken, eggs, breadcrumbs, herbs and aromatics.. That’s simple to me! But to my kids and company they thought it was kinda snobbish of me when I made excuses for serving them something so quick and easily prepared. Now, if I had substituted the chicken with crab, there would have been no excuses spilling from my lips! ☺

I have to admit though.. I love eating these. They’re better then chicken strips and nuggets, they are much more tender and less dry because of the ingredient mix, and you can make lots and keep them for after school or midnight snacking. You can dip them in a variety of sauces and add peas and corn if your kids don’t object. And better yet, they’re simple enough to have the kids prepare themselves. So moms, with Mother’s Day this weekend, take a break from the kitchen, leave the recipe on the counter and the ingredients in the fridge and enjoy the weekend with your meticulously polished and pedicured feet kicked up on the chaise lounge!

Basic Ingredients
4 large boneless chicken breasts
2 eggs
1/2 c. or more if needed of mayonnaise
2 dashes of hot sauce like Tapatia
1 tsp. crushed garlic
½ onion, finely chopped
2 tsp. fresh or dry chopped parsley
2 tsp. fresh or dry thyme
2 scallions thinly sliced
1½ cups breadcrumbs or Panko crumbs
Salt & pepper to taste

*Optional Ingredients
Sometimes I add peas or corn as well as cheese like cheddar or Parmesan depending on the kind of dipping sauce I’m making.

Boil chicken. When cool enough to handle shred or finely chop. Add the rest of ingredients and mix until well blended. If you need to, adjust bread crumbs or mayonnaise. Form into patties. Fry in oil and 1 tsp. butter on both sides until golden brown.
Dipping Idea’s
Honey Mustard Sauce
Barbecue Sauce
Ranch Dressing
Garlic Aioli


Sue said...

Simple?!! I call that simply delicious!

How lucky your family is to have you cooking for them. This would also be a great recipe for leftover turkey. I'm going to keep that in mind.

Anonymous said...

This is way better than any fried chicken patty we've ever seen. Toast up a bun and pass the lettuce and tomato. This could be a nice sammie!

Donna-FFW said...

This sounds like something my children would devour. All ofthem, especially with a dipping sauce.

Lori Lynn said...

I bet they were mighty tasty!

Like how you organized your recipes, into those festive folders...great idea.

Happy Mother's Day Laurie.

Sara said...

These sound really delicious, there's nothing wrong with simple!

Proud Italian Cook said...

Mmmm,I can just smell them cooking. Have a very Happy Mothers Day Laurie!

sherri said...

Looks wonderful. I want a bite!

The Food Hunter said...

What's wrong with simple. I think these are great. I'll give them a try.

Anonymous said...

Yes. You go right ahead and berate yourself while I stuff my face.
Are you kidding me?! haha This is good eating!
A very Happy Mothers Day to you Laurie :)

Charlotte said...

Simple can be great.

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

looks great to me. I'll take the pedicure too!
Happy Mother's Day!

Megan said...

I'll have to do just that. Leave the ingredients and the recipe and go get that pedicure!
The patties look great, and I can sub in crab. Great idea. :)
Happy Mother's Day Laurie. Enjoy your day!

Sylvia said...

When my mom , cooks to us those finger food , when I was younger, was always kinda a party for us, me and my school friends. You reminds me those days. How lucky is your family. When your ids are a grow ups
they certainly must keep this sweets memoirs in the bottom of their hearts
Looks delicious Laurie

The Blonde Duck said...

This is the answer to my picky husband's prayers! Bless you!

celine said...

Do we share the same rabbit in our gadern1 We have seen the same lately!
Those chicken patties looks so yummy Zoe my dauighter would love them I will try to mke them soon,
A bientot!

Nicole said...

Oh perfect! I am LOVING this idea. My kids don't actually like regular chicken strips or nuggets from restaurants but might like these. And my husband would be all over them as well. Thank you! Thank you! These will happen soon.