Chicken Patties (Easy Chicken Cakes) Recipe.

Chicken Patties Recipe

Chicken Patties (Easy Chicken Cakes) Recipe.

Chicken Patties

Chicken Patties (Easy Chicken Cakes) Recipe

Laura MarianoLaura Mariano
Everyone loves these chicken patties, even the pickiest of people! They're crunchy on the outside with a cheesy center and are a genius way to use up leftover grilled chicken.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chilling Time: 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 14 patties
Calories 185 kcal


  • 1 cup rusk rusk
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil for frying, divided
  • 1 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 teaspoon lemon rind, plus lemon slices, for serving
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill (or 1 tablespoon parsley)
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 cups shredded chicken, from 2 large chicken breasts (16 ounces by weight)


  • In a large bowl, whisk together: 2 eggs, 1/3 cup mayonnaise, 1/3 cup flour, 3 tablespoons dill, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon black pepper and 1 teaspoon lemon zest.
  • Add the shredded chicken and 1/3 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese, then stir until the chicken is well coated with the mixture.
  • Cover the bowl and place the mixture in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes (this will help the patties form). Use a trigger-release ice cream scoop to break it up into 12-15 cakes and then shape into 1/2-inch-thick patties. Dip both sides in the panko crumbs.
  • Place a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and half of the chicken pieces. Fry 3-4 minutes per side until golden brown, adding more oil as needed. Repeat with the remaining pancakes.
  • Once the pancakes are off the heat, sprinkle with salt and squeeze fresh lemon juice over the pancakes. Her feet are warm.
Keyword chicken cake, chicken patties
Laura Mariano

Written by Laura Mariano

Laura Mariano is a food blogger who founded Recipes By to make cooking easier. Growing up on a farm in Spain, Laura was inspired by exquisite dishes prepared using simple ingredients. Laura Mariano is particularly known for making anyone can cook.


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  1. 5 stars
    These are FABULOUS….I just made them and even though I didn’t have lemon zest I did add some lemon juice. I was looking for an appetizer for a dinner party, so I’ll make these small and they will be a hit with my family. I made a spicy sauce to dip them in and they were delicious!!! Thank you for sharing.

  2. 5 stars
    What can I put on your chicken patties, my family likes some kind of sauce, but I’m not sure what to use other then a gravy.

  3. 5 stars
    We love making these in our house. They are so yummy with just a squeeze of lemon. We do brunch on Sunday’s and decided to use them in a Benedict today. They were extra delicious with the hollandaise.

  4. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe it looks delicious l can’t wait to make them. I was wondering if I could substitute almond flour instead of all purpose flour ?

  5. 5 stars
    Thank you for the recipe. Not to be one of those people that makes a dozen changes to a recipe so that it ends up being a completely different dish we did make a change. Since we were using a left over smoked/barbecued chicken we decided to use pepper jack instead of mozzarella and omitted the dill. They turned out really well.

  6. 5 stars
    These look wonderful. I have a husband who hates cheese, any cheese. What would you suggest I do implace of the cheese.

  7. 5 stars
    I made these last night. Followed recipe except I shredded the rotisserie chicken in my food processor and subbed fresh parsley for cilantro (what I had in my garden). These were AMAZING!! Served w/your avocado corn salad and asparagus. Wow! Definitely will make again and again! Thx!

  8. 5 stars
    These chicken patties were AMAZING! My littles weren’t big fans, but I think it was the dill. Next time I might play around with a different flavor for them, but I absolutely LOVED them! So quick and easy, as well. Natasha, I am a huge fan of all of your recipes. Thank you for all that you do!

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