Moist and Delicious Russian Chicken Kotletki (Куриные котлетки, [patties)

I make these Russian Style Chicken Patties – Kotletki (Куриные котлеты, котлетки) often! Which Russian home doesn’t, really??? They are Absolutely Delicious!

Chicken Patties (Kotletki)

When I started making my own kotletki years ago, I have been staying as close to the traditional recipe as possible by soaking the bread in milk first. But, since I LOVE experimenting in the kitchen and always looking for ways to improve the recipes and add more taste I came up with this foolproof method that I have been following for years!

The “secret” to making moist kotletki is adding some creaminess: sour cream or mayo (for some reason I didn’t like mayo, but it’s up to you), yogurt, buttermilk or even cream cheese, and steaming Kotletki.


My personal preference is to make smaller Kotleti as you see in the video. It makes it easier to shape them, flip them and in my opinion look more elegant served. That’s why I always make Kotletki!

Chicken Patties (Kotletki)

I hope you will enjoy this recipe as much as my family does.

I have included many serving suggestions at the end of the video. 

You can make your own ground meat, but it takes time and then extra cleaning. But, by all means, use the method that works for you!

Chicken Patties (Kotletki)

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I’ve been asked for the recipe for the Mushroom Julienne Sauce featured in one of the pictures. Recipe below.


Mushroom Julienne Sauce:

– 1 Tbsp. Butter
– 1 Tbsp. Olive oil
– 1 small Onion, diced
– 1 small package Baby Bella mushrooms, sliced
– 1 Tsp. Garlic, minced
– 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
– 3 Tbsp. Flour
– 1 1/2 cups Low-sodium Chicken broth
– 2 Tbsp. Sour Cream
– dill, optional
– salt/pepper to taste

In a medium pan, melt butter and olive oil.

Add onions and cook for 3 minutes over Med-Hi heat.

Add sliced mushroom and continue cooking for 3 to 4 minutes.

Add minced Garlic sauté for about 30 seconds.

Stir in Worcestershire Sauce.

Sprinkle flour over the mushroom mixture and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Add chicken broth and then sour cream, stirring constantly.

Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes or until thickened.

Add minced dill. Adjust to taste by adding salt and pepper.

Note: You can add 1/2 Cup of grated cheese at the end if you like and skip on the salt.



Moist and Delicious Russian Chicken Kotletki (Куриные котлеты, котлетки)!

Moist and Delicious Russian Chicken Kotletki (Куриные котлеты, котлетки)!

Moist and Delicious Russian Chicken Kotletki (Куриные котлеты, котлетки, patties)! I hope you will enjoy this recipe as much as my family does.


  • 2 pounds Ground Chicken or Ground Turkey
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 2 tbsp Sour Cream
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • ¼ Cup Italian Style Bread Crumbs
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Onion Powder
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large bowl, add ground chicken (or ground turkey), bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic and onion powder, eggs, sour cream, oil, salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.
  2. Add oil to a non-stick skillet. Heat to Medium-Low.
  3. Take a small bowl and add water. Moisten your hands, take a spoonful of the meat mix and shape into patties.
  4. Fry on Med-Low for a few minutes on each side until browned, but not burned.
  5. Reduce heat to Low. Cover skillet with the lid. Let steam for about 3 to 5 minutes, depending on the size. The patties should be browned on outside and moist on the inside. Remove to a warm plate.
  6. Wipe the skillet after the first batch and follow with another.
  7. Enjoy!

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17 Responses to VIDEO RECIPE > Moist and Delicious Russian Chicken Kotletki (Куриные котлеты, котлетки)
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    What a tasty recipe! Love it. And it is so simple. I ground some chicken thigh in the foodprocessor. Also added some fresh rosemary. Lovely! Will make it again. Thank you 🙂

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    I love this recipe. Everything is explained very simple. It is delicious and i will definitely make it again. I can’t wait to try more of your recipes !

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    Thank you for a wonderful, easy to follow recipe. I have been using this recipe for a couple of years now and it became a household staple. My kids love this version a lot. Kudos on having great pictures and right tableware every single time. Thank you, Anna

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    I’m American and my fiancé is Russian, I made this for him last night and he loved it, I want to make him feel as home as possible even though we aren’t in Russia yet😘

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    I tried this recipe and it was fantastic. Very moist and so many serving options. Definitely going to try this again. Thank you.

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    This recipe is absolutely delicious. My family love it! The sour cream really made the chicken moist. I would have to try to make these again and put it in a pasta instead of the usual meatballs. You guys have to try this recipe!
    Thank you Ms. Anna

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    Hi. Your pictures, all of them, are mouth wateringly good! Can’t wait to try your recipes. Love from Pakistan!

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    Dear, Your video is very helpful for me. it’s very beautiful to see. I like your explanation. thank u


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