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White dish of cooked chicken patties, garnished with some lemon wedges.

Chicken Patties

This easy recipe for Chicken Patties is certain to become a family favourite. The patties are perfect for busy weeknights as they are quickly made, with simple ingredients, and will please even the fussiest eater. Serve them with salad or vegetables, or more casually, in a lettuce wrap or burger bun.  
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine International
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 patties
Calories 144kcal
Author Alexandra


Chicken Patties:

  • 500 g (1.1 lb) chicken mince/ground chicken
  • 1 clove garlic - minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoon flat-leaf parsley - finely chopped See Note 1
  • ¼ cup (25 g) panko breadcrumbs
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper - to taste See Note 2

Coating and Cooking:

  • ¼ cup (40 g) plain/all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil See Note 3 and 4


  • Add the chicken, garlic, dried oregano, parsley, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper to a medium bowl, and mix well to combine.
  • Put the flour on a large plate. 
  • Divide the chicken mixture into eight, and carefully shape into patties about 1 ½ cm (just over ½ inch) thick.
    Gently coat both sides in the flour, shaking off any excess.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat, and gently add the patties.
    To avoid crowding the pan, and to make it easier to turn them, I cook four at a time.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Remove from the frying pan, put on a plate and cover with foil to keep them warm while you cook the rest.
  • Add another 2 tablespoons of oil to the frying pan if necessary and cook the remaining 4 patties.


  1. I have used parsley, but you could substitute it with a teaspoon of finely chopped rosemary or thyme.
  2. Ensure that the patties are well seasoned to your liking - I like to take a small amount of mixture and cook to test the seasoning before rolling into patties.
  3. In Australia, the tablespoon is 20 ml or 4 teaspoons. In many other countries, the tablespoon is 15 ml or 3 teaspoons. Please adjust your measurement if necessary.
  4. Add more olive oil if necessary to cook the second batch of Patties.


Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 344mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg