Growing up, we frequently had breaded chicken patties for supper. They were so good! You know what I’m talking about…those round Tyson patties. Well, seeing as how Mr. Right and I don’t eat those, I was happy when I ran across a homemade alternative.
I found it in a Taste of Home cookbook. Here’s the Natural Blog version of the recipe:
¼ cup finely chopped onion
¼ cup finely chopped celery
6 tablespoons butter, divided
3 tablespoons whole wheat flour
1-1/3 cups milk or water, divided
2 tablespoons parsley flakes
2 teaspoons Real Salt
2 cups finely chopped cooked chicken (be choosey about the chicken you use)
1 cup dry bread crumbs or whole wheat flour
Homemade whole wheat buns, split
Any toppings you might like
In a large saucepan, sauté onion and celery in 3 tablespoons butter until tender.
Combine flour and 1 cup milk (or water). I tripled my recipe...
Gradually add to pan.
Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add parsley, seasonings and chicken. Remove from the heat. Chill until completely cooled. ...My chicken was still boiling so I just added the parsley and seasonings then let it cool completely. I added my chicken later.
Shape chicken mixture into six patties, using about 1/3 cup mixture for each patty. Place crumbs (or flour) and remaining milk (or water) in separate shallow bowls. Rolls patties in crumbs, then dip into milk; roll again in crumbs.
In a large skillet, cook patties in remaining butter for 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Serve on rolls with desired toppings.
|Cooking to perfection|
|All done! These are just some of them...|
Uncooked patties may be frozen for up to 3 months. To prepare frozen patties: Cook in butter for 5-6 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Yield: 6 servings
These are soooo yummy! Mr. Right and I could eat them everyday!
*Note: I tripled my recipe to have plenty to freeze. This will give us chicken patties to eat when baby gets here. Also, I used water instead of milk and whole wheat flour instead of bread crumbs. I've done it both ways and they are equally delicious.