Leftover Chicken Patties Recipe

Leftover Chicken Patties Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image by: Natashas Kitchen


Turn your leftover chicken from last night into these delicious and cheesy cakes. It’s full of amazing flavors from cheese, mayonnaise, and lemon zest. You’ll love the crispy texture on the outside and the juicy center. Try this amazing leftover chicken patties recipe by Natashas Kitchen at home. Read on for the full instructions.



  • 4 cups of shredded cooked chicken
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons of fresh dill or parsley (finely chopped)
  • 3/4 teaspoon of salt to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon zest (plus lemon wedges to serve)
  • 1 and 1/3 cups of mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 2 tablespoons of oil to saute (divided)
  • 1 cup of panko bread crumbs


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Step 1:

In a large mixing bowl, make the batter. Add 2 eggs, mayonnaise, all-purpose flour, salt and black pepper, fresh lemon zest, and fresh dill or parsley into the bowl. Mix all ingredients well until the batter becomes smooth.

Step 2:

Add the shredded chicken and shredded mozzarella cheese to the mixture. Stir until well combined and the chicken is fully coated with the batter.

Leftover Chicken Patties Recipe Ingredients
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Step 3:

Cover the mixture with plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Step 4:

Once cooled, portion it using an ice cream scoop. You will get 12-15 patties in total.

Step 5:

Put panko bread crumbs in a bowl and roll each ball into the breadcrumbs. Press them gently to make 1/2-inch thick patties. This will make a crisp exterior for your patties.

Leftover Chicken Patties Recipe Instructions
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Step 6:

Place a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Pour a tablespoon of olive oil and start frying the chicken cake in a single layer. Do not overcrowd the skillet. Saute for about 3 to 4 minutes per side or until golden brown on each side. Add more oil if needed.

Step 7:

Once cooked, transfer to a plate and continue cooking the remaining batches. Sprinkle a little bit of salt after you transfer them to a plate and squeeze some lemon juice on top. That’s it. Serve and enjoy!


Leftover Chicken Patties Recipe

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