Friday, December 5, 2014

BREADED CHICKEN PATTIES

I wish I had found this recipe years ago! These Breaded Chicken Patties are so much better than the frozen ones you can buy. The recipe will make 6 patties that you can make and freeze if you like. I took two frozen patties out of the freezer earlier in the day to thaw in the refrigerator, but you can cook them from the frozen state if you didn't plan on them earlier. 

I used garlic powder but you could use any seasoning you prefer for flavoring. You could also add chopped onion. 


BREADED CHICKEN PATTIES

1       cup milk
3      tablespoons flour
2      tablespoons minced fresh parsley (I used parsley flakes)
1       teaspoon garlic salt
1/2   teaspoon celery salt
1/4   teaspoon pepper
2      cups finely chopped cooked chicken (I used a 13 - ounce can of cooked chicken breast.)
1       cup dry bread crumbs, divided
1/2   cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided

Combine flour and milk in a medium saucepan. Whisk until smooth. Bring to a boil, stirring with whisk constantly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until mixture thickens. Remove from heat.

Add parsley, seasonings, 
and chicken.

Add 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.

Chill until completely cooled.

Combine the rest of the crumbs and cheese in a shallow plate.

Using 1/3 cup mixture for each patty, shape the chicken mixture into 6 patties.

Coat both sides of each patty with the crumb/cheese mixture.

Freeze individually. 
I have these Tupperware patty containers that are just perfect for this. You could also wrap them individually and store in freezer bags.









To cook, fry patties in a little oil in a skillet over medium heat 3 minutes on each side.






To cook frozen patties; cook for 5 to 6 minutes on each side or until golden brown in a skillet with a little oil over medium heat. 

I set two patties out earlier in the day to thaw in the refrigerator and just cooked them 3 minutes on each side. I served them as a sandwich with thin whole grain buns, some fresh spinach and tomatoes.

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