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Chicken Patties

This recipe is a great way to use up leftover chicken. I've even used canned chicken, as long as it's drained well. I usually serve the patties with flavored rice, a vegetable and salad.—Larry Laatsch, Saginaw, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup crushed saltines (about 15 crackers)
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


  • In a bowl, combine the chicken, cracker crumbs, mayonnaise, onions, lemon juice and pepper. Shape into six patties. Heat oil in a large skillet; fry patties over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown and heated through.

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  • Burn
    Jan 9, 2021

    If it falls apart, refrigerate patties for 10 or 15 minutes before frying. An egg or two will also help.

  • bicktasw
    Mar 4, 2020

    This recipe is a great way to use leftover chicken. Reminiscent of the chicken croquettes I get at our local diner, I only made 2 adjustments. I didn't have green onions so I used 1 teaspoon of dried onion flakes instead and decided to add an egg to the mixture to help hold the patties together.... I also did not use lemon juice since I didn't have a lemon on hand. The finished patties were very tasty but a bit dry (thus 4 stars instead of 5). Next time I make them, I'll serve them with a creamy mushroom sauce.

  • Kristen
    Jan 9, 2020

    FELL APART I FOLLOWED THE EXACT RECIPE ?? but they tasted like fried chicken lol

  • Alesha
    Jul 29, 2019

    I made these rather quickly, my kids ate picky so I made them into sandwiches. I got mixed reviews but it's a good recipe I did use egg to bind and put some mustard in it. Also, I used bread crumbs just be be sure they would not fall apart.

  • Janet
    Nov 7, 2018

    These are delicious! Mine do not fall apart. I have made these many many times and this recipe is a keeper!

  • Amber
    Apr 18, 2018

    Fell apart, not much seasoning listed . Family hated it. 2 stars

    Jul 25, 2013

    No comment left

  • enassar
    Jun 21, 2011

    These are delicious! My boys love them.

  • dorayflores
    Nov 24, 2010

    my 3 yr old that is a fussy eater loved this. Changes I made. Took the egg advice, instead of crackers I put wheat germ and some dijon mustard. Yummy!

  • s_pants
    Nov 23, 2010

    Nothing extraordinary, but a good, quick dinner solution.