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Chicken Patty - Quick and Easy Recipe Using Chicken & Vegetable Leftovers

Updated on November 29, 2016
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Before I became a London solicitor, I used to help in our family restaurant. I love good food, enjoy creative cooking, and hate food waste.

Easy Quick Chicken Patty Using Roast Chicken Dinner Leftovers

This is one of my many ways of using up chicken or turkey. I was brought up to hate wasting food, and because of this, my children used to laugh at my parsimonious habits and call me "War Baby". Well, the last laugh is on them, because now we are all living through a recession, and everyone needs to economise and avoid food waste.

Chicken Patty

This is a Good Way of Making Use of Your Cold Chicken or Turkey Leavings Which Might Otherwise be Wasted

Picture the scene: You've had your lovely roast Chicken and numerous vegetables for your Christmas or Sunday lunch, and now there are odd scraps of leftover chicken adhering to the carcass, and half a bowl of vegetables all waiting to be used up.

So now it's Monday, you've been busy all day and just want to do something tasty and quick. Well, delicious Chicken Patty should fit the bill - if you assemble all the things you'll need before you start, you'll be sitting at the table eating in 15 minutes.

Don't be Anxious About Quantities For Your Chicken Patty -

This is a "Beginners'" Easy Recipe, and anything goes - just use whatever you have available!

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Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 6 min
Ready in: 16 min
Yields: Serves 2 - 4 people

Use up your leftover vegetables and chicken for this delicious chicken patty recipe

As you can see from the list of ingredients below, precise ingredients and quantities are not critical and you can vary them according to taste and what you have available - the aim is simply to have enough bulk to feed however many mouths need feeding. And every time you make patties, they will vary slightly in taste.


  • A handful of cooked chicken
  • Cooked potato - at least two small potatoes per person
  • Onion cooked or raw
  • Greens such as cabbage, kale, spring greens, spinach or brussel sprouts
  • Any cooked root vegetables such as parsnip, swede, turnip (optional)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 or 2 cloves of garlic (optional)
  • Olive oil (or any other cooking oil, but olive oil is better for you)
  • Absolutely any combination of herbs and spices that you like, to flavour the patties without overpowering them, e.g. ginger, cinnamon, ground cloves, ground nutmeg, chili powder, coriander, cumin, caraway, paprika, turmeric, mixed spice, curry powder, mixed herbs, coriander, tarragon, sage, parsley, thyme, oregano - what have I missed?

Chicken Patty Dinner in Fifteen Minutes


  • Beat the egg, then blend all the ingredients including seasoning in a blender - just do short bursts so that it is still lumpy and not a complete mush. (if you are not using a blender, mash what is mashable and chop up the rest).
  • Sprinkle a little flour on a board and on your hands. Scoop out about a tablespoon full of mixtureand form it into a round flat patty on the board (NB Size doesn't matter). Make further patties.
  • You can even make just one huge omelette-sized patty, as long as it is coated with flour, but it may be more difficult to turn over. NB: the egg binds the patties, i.e. stops them falling apart, and the flour stops them being too wet when fried.
  • Heat the oil in the pan to medium heat, then add the patties, shaking or prodding them in the pan now and then to ensure they don't stick to the bottom. After two minutes, check to see how they are cooking and whether they are browning. Turn them after about two or three minutes, using a spatula or fish lift Then cook the other side. They should end up being lightly golden brown on both sides.

Garnishes for your Chicken Patty

i like my Chicken Patty with Tomato Sauce or Brown Sauce -.You might like it too.

Then Peas go well with it.

You could put a sprig of whatever herb you have handy on the top - Parsley or Coriander would make it look a bit fancier, and they taste good too.

As a chilli lover, I might even add a sprinkling of chilli prawn paste or sweet chilli sauce.

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Looks like a great recipe! I'll try it!

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      Diana Grant 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      @Gypzeerose: Wow, that's great. I wish I could post you one as a treat. Instead of that, I'll just have to eat it myself and think of you!

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      This is a great recipe - definitely something i will try as opposed to just thinking about. I do something similar to this with salmon, but I would love the chicken option. Like Kim I would love to have some chicken patties but am turned off by the chemicals. I have pinned this onto my Thrifty Living as well as Chicken board and out with g+. and digg. Everyone needs some standard recipes that are healthy that and easy and this is one that we can fall back on.

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      KimGiancaterino 4 years ago

      My husband will like this recipe. We've stopped buying prepared patties because they're often loaded with garbage like soy protein isolate and corn syrup. I bought him a patty maker too.

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      poutine 5 years ago

      Those chicken pattys sound pretty yummy to me.

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      BestRatedStuff 5 years ago

      this is so useful, we eat a lot of chicken, and this looks like a tasty way to use the leftovers.

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      EbizTaxTips LM 5 years ago

      I don't remember ever having chicken patties before but I love salmon patties so will have to give this a try! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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      techmom 5 years ago

      Looks delish! I'll have to try next time I have leftover chicken.

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      Bill Armstrong 5 years ago from Valencia, California

      I use chicken all the time and this will come in handy, thanks for sharing

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Sounds easy to prepare which is perfect for a mom like me.

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      mrsclaus411 5 years ago

      You really do have lots of delicious recipes. Thank you for sharing.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I love chicken patties, and this looks like a great recipe. Thank you for sharing.

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      desilegend 7 years ago

      Looks absolutely delicious!