Wondering what to do with ground chicken for tonight’s dinner? Our answer is: make patties! This ground chicken patties recipe gives you a bunch of savory goodness, while the simple-yet-satisfying mayo-ketchup sauce brings an oomph to every bite.
Plus, it's super fun and easy to make, and your kids can even join with the shaping process or mixing up the sauce. Satisfying to the taste buds and perfect for bonding time, we can’t think of a better choice for your next dinner!
Here are what you’ll need to whip up these gorgeous ground chicken patties:
Chicken: For this recipe, we opt for skinless boneless chicken thighs, then grind them in a food processor to make ground chicken. We recommend using fresh chicken thighs over frozen ones for a moist and juicy texture.
Egg and flour: Egg and flour help bind our patties mixture together.
Panko breadcrumbs: Panko bread crumbs work as the extender for our ground chicken mixture. Besides breadcrumbs, other possible alternatives are cornflakes and crackers.
Seasonings: We add salt, pepper, paprika, garlic, onion, garlic powder, and coriander to our patty mixture to give it a delicious mixture of savory and mildly spicy flavors.
Sweet potatoes: We use Japanese sweet potatoes for this recipe. It gives a starchy and nutty taste. If you prefer a sweeter flavor and more tender texture, then go with Garnet or Jewel sweet potatoes.
Asparagus: Tender-crisp asparagus adds a refreshing taste and brightens up the dish.
Sauce: Mix together mayonnaise and ketchup for a slightly sweet and sour sauce that pairs incredibly well with our savory ground chicken patties.
Is This Recipe Healthy?
Yes, our ground chicken patties are packed with protein and rich in vitamins.
For one serving, there are about 34 grams of protein, a significant amount, thanks to the chicken. Consuming enough protein every day is crucial as these biomolecules are the foundation for building, repairing, and maintaining body tissues and muscle mass. In a nutshell, a meal high in protein gives your body a great kickstart, making you feel active and energized.
The accompaniment of sweet potatoes and asparagus also adds to the amount of fiber and other essential nutrients, especially vitamin A, with each serving providing an impressive 77% of this vitamin according to the daily recommended intake.
Even though this dish requires frying, we opt for olive oil in the process for an extra boost of healthy fats.
How to Store and Reheat
You can store the leftover ground chicken patties in an airtight container in the fridge for around 3-4 days. For reheating, simply microwave or give the patties a quick pan-sear.
What to Serve
For a well-rounded meal, check out these refreshing salad dishes to pair with our ground chicken patties:
Crave both Ranch dressing and fried chicken? These parm-crusted chicken breasts are made with a homemade Ranch underneath the crumbs to satisfy all of your tastebuds. It is served with buttered asparagus for a little bit of greens.
Or, try this chicken thighs with mushrooms recipe for a filling and satisfying meal. We have juicy, flavorful chicken thighs cooked with plump mushrooms and served with buttery mashed potatoes.
With tasty savory chicken and luscious mayo-ketchup sauce, this ground chicken patties recipe makes a delicious snack or weeknight dinner. Serve with sweet potatoes and asparagus for a filling and satisfying meal.
Prepare the ground chicken: Cut 20 oz skinless boneless chicken thigh into small pieces for easier grinding. Then grind the chicken in a food processor until smooth.
Peel around the woody ends of the asparagus with a paring knife or a peeler.
Cut the sweet potato: Peel off the skin of the sweet potato and cut it in half crosswise. Cut each half into halves again to make quarters. Place each quarter cut-side down, then cut across them to make 1/4’’ slices. Rinse through the slices with clean water and let dry.
Dice the onion: Half the onion lengthwise and peel the skin. Make vertical slices 1/8" apart from each other towards the root, but leave about 1/8" so they're still intact. Turn the half 90 degrees, and grip the root. From the bottom, make horizontal cuts 1/8" apart from each other into the onion, also leaving 1/8" to keep everything intact. Slice the onion to have even cubes.
Peel and mince the garlic: Cut to remove the root part of each garlic clove and mash them down with a knife to remove the peel with ease. Mince the peeled cloves.
Finely chop the parsley.
Finely chop the coriander.
Mix the ground chicken with other ingredients: Add to the ground chicken 1/2 tsp salt, 2 oz onion, 1/4 cup coriander, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tbsp garlic, 1/2 tsp ground black pepper, 1 tsp paprika, 2 tbsp all-purpose flour, 1 medium egg, and 1/2 cup plain panko breadcrumbs. Mix by hand or with a preferred utensil until the mixture is well-combined.
Make the patties: Divide the mixture into 8 even parts, then shape the patties with hands.
Marinate the sweet potatoes in 1 tbsp olive oil.
Air-fry the sweet potatoes: Place the sweet potatoes in an air fryer and cook at 400°F for 15 minutes.
Make the sauce: In a small bowl, mix together 2 tbsp Japanese mayonnaise and 1 tbsp Heinz ketchup.
Pan-sear the patties: In a pan over low heat, add 1 tbsp olive oil and the patties. Pan-sear both sides of the patties for a total of 10 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the heat and set aside.
Pan-sear the asparagus: In the same pan, add 1 tbsp olive oil and 12 oz asparagus. Pan-sear them for 5 minutes, then remove from the heat.
Plate and serve: Serve the patties with asparagus and sweet potatoes. Garnish with 2 tbsp parsley on top.
Ground Chicken Patties
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 476Calories from Fat 204
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 4.2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.7g
Monounsaturated Fat 9.9g
Vitamin A 13652.4IU
Vitamin C 12.7mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef who believes that joy is the secret ingredient to delicious food. At Healthy Recipes 101, Tuyet personally tests and simplifies every recipe, ensuring maximum flavor with minimal effort. With a background at prestigious French restaurants P’TI Saigon and Le Corto, Tuyet knows how to make every dish exceptional.
Luna Regina is an accomplished writer and author who dedicates her career to empowering home cooks and making cooking effortless for everyone. She is the founder of HealthyKitchen101.com and HealthyRecipes101.com, where she works with her team to develop easy, nutritious recipes and help aspiring cooks choose the right kitchen appliances.