Homemade chicken patties are a great alternative to the highly processed store-bought varieties, and they are ready to eat in less than fifteen minutes!
What are in chicken patties
- Lean ground chicken - Raw chicken is the base of these patties, no overly processed mystery meat here!
- Plain bread crumbs - Bread crumbs serve as a binder to hold the patty together and also is the coating used to bread the patties.
- Milk - Milk is used to help the breading stick to the patties.
- Egg - Eggs help hold the patty together.
- Worcestershire sauce - Adds depth of flavor to the chicken.
- Seasonings - My recipe uses a mixture of salt, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, mustard powder, and black pepper. These seasonings can be customized to fit your tastes.
- Cooking oil - A little bit of cooking oil is needed to brown the breading.
How to make the patties
Chicken patties are made similarly to chicken burgers, with the notable difference being the breading. The chicken, binders, and seasonings get added to a bowl and mixed together, then form into patties the size of your buns and ¾" thick.
Set up a separate dish of breadcrumbs and milk. Dredge the patties in the breadcrumbs, dip in the milk, then do one more dredging in the breadcrumbs. Now you are ready to cook them!
How long do I bake chicken patties?
Bake these chicken patties at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. I recommend making the patties about ¾" thick. A thicker patty will take longer to cook. Whenever cooking raw chicken, I recommend using a digital meat thermometer to check for doneness. Chicken is done when it reaches 165 degrees.
Can I make them in a skillet?
Yes, add a little cooking oil to a skillet set over medium-low heat and cook the patties for 10 minutes. You don't need much oil to brown the breading, but you will likely need to add more for each batch.
Can they be microwaved?
Store-bought chicken patties can be microwaved, but they will be considerably less crisp than baking or cooking in the skillet. However, you should not microwave homemade chicken patties, as they are primarily made with raw ground meat. The microwave is a terrible choice to cook raw meat.
How to serve these sandwiches
How to store leftovers
Store these in an airtight container in your refrigerator. Both the uncooked and cooked patties can be stored this way and will stay fresh for a few days. These can also be stored in the freezer instead, just make sure to wrap them in plastic wrap to prevent freezer burns. Thaw them back out prior to cooking.
Homemade Chicken Patties
- 1 pound lean ground chicken
- 1 ¼ cup plain bread crumbs (divided)
- 1 egg (beaten)
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ⅛ teaspoon mustard powder
- ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil (divided)
- ½ cup milk
- 6 hamburger buns
- 3 tablespoons mayo
- Combine chicken, ¼ cup of breadcrumbs, egg, Worcestershire sauce and all seasonings in a bowl. Mix to combine well.
- Set up a separate dish with 1 cup of breadcrumbs, and another with ½ cup of milk.
- Form the chicken into patties the size of your buns and ¾" thick. Then dredge the patties in the breadcrumbs, dip them in the milk, and then dredge in the breadcrumbs again.
- Add a small amount of oil to a nonstick skillet set over medium-low heat, cover with a lid and cook the patties in batches, depending on how many fit. Add more oil after each batch.
- Cook for 10 minutes, flipping at least once. The patties are done when they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
- Serve on hamburger buns with a smear of mayo.