Pesto Chicken Potato Patties

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September 23, 2018

Pesto Chicken Potato Patties on plateThis is one of my latest favourite high protein foods that I reach for when I don't feel like having bread or pasta. These chicken patties have plain mashed potatoes added to them to satiate my need for carbs. I've added a couple tablespoons of pesto to the mix to give it some depth. You can absolutely have these in a burger, but I prefer them with a big fresh salad!


In this version, I used cooked leftover chicken that I ground up myself. If you're going to use raw ground meat, fry them for a couple minutes longer on each side. If you'd like to skip using the frying pan, cook the patties in a preheated oven at 375 F for 25 to 30 minutes.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 6 minutes

Total Time: 21 minutes

Yield: 3-4 servings


  • 7 oz potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 10 oz cooked ground chicken
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp pesto
  • cooking oil


  1. Cover potatoes with water in a medium pot and bring to a boil.
  2. cooking potatoes
  3. Lower heat, simmer, and cook until a fork very easily pierces soft potatoes.
  4. cooked piece of potato

  5. Drain potatoes and mash until there are no big lumps.
  6. mashing potatoes with a fork
  7. In a bowl, mix the chicken and egg together until well combined.
  8. mixing chicken and egg
  9. Stir in the pesto.
  10. adding Pesto to Chicken
  11. Add the mashed potatoes and mix well.
  12. adding potato to pesto and chicken
  13. Using your hands, form into patties.
  14. formed Patties

  15. Heat some oil in a pan over medium-high heat, then add the patties. Cook for a few minutes on each side, until thoroughly browned. If you started with raw meat for your patties, cook longer.
  16. cooked Pesto Chicken Potato Patties
  17. Drain on a paper towel. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, or serve with condiments.
  18. Pesto Chicken Potato Patties on paper towel
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September 28, 20180 found this helpful

This sounds interesting. I love potato cakes so this is a new twist I'll have to try. I like "easy"....

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September 28, 20180 found this helpful

I do too :) Especially when I'm juggling so many family members and .. myself!

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