Easy and delicious recipes, inspired by my Ukrainian ancestry!
I make these Russian Style Chicken Patties – Kotletki/Katleti (Куриные котлеты, котлетки) often! Which Russian home doesn’t, really??? They are Absolutely Delicious!
I’m not even quite sure about the origin of kotletki, but you can definitely find a slightly different version of it in every Slavic cuisine. Even in various parts of Ukraine, where I grew up, and in every family they make them slightly different.
You can read about how I started my cooking adventure here!
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.
HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN KOTLETKI Video Recipe below
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 they look more elegant served. That’s why I always make 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!
HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN KOTLETKI
- 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.
- Add oil to a non-stick skillet. Heat to Medium-Low.
- Take a small bowl and add water. Moisten your hands, take a spoonful of the meat mix, and shape it into patties.
- Fry on Med-Low for a few minutes on each side until browned, but not burned.
- Reduce heat to Low. Cover the skillet with the lid. Let steam for about 3 to 5 minutes, depending on the size. The patties should be browned on the outside and moist on the inside. Remove to a warm plate.
- Wipe the skillet after the first batch and follow with another.
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I’ve been asked for the recipe for the Mushroom Julienne Sauce featured in one of the pictures.
How to make 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.
Serve Chicken patties (Kotletki) with steamed broccoli.
Serve Chicken patties (Kotletki) with Sauteed Vegetables
- In a large saute pan over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and heat.
- Add the garlic and saute, stirring, for 1 minute.
- Add all of the vegetables you have on hand and cook until just starting to wilt about 2 to 3 minutes.
- Add your favorite spices and cook to desired doneness.
- Remove from heat and serve.
This sounds delicious! If I made them small as an appetizer with dipping sauce what would you suggest for the sauce?
Thank you, Kerrie! You can definitely serve these chicken patties as an appetizer.
You can make a simple Honey Mustard dip.
1/2 cup Dijon mustard
1/2 cup honey
2 Tbsp mayo
1 Tbsp lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste.
A store-bought Yum Yum sauce or you can make it yourself.
1 cup mayo
1 tbsp tomato paste (or ketchup)
3 tsp rice or wine vinegar
2 tsp white sugar
2 tbsp melted butter
1/2 tbsp paprika
1/2 tbsp garlic powder
Optional: hot sauce, cayenne, dried red pepper flakes, or sriracha if you like a bit of kick.
Do you think canned chicken would work?
No, Ellie, not in this recipe. You need raw ground meat for this recipe.
These were amazing. Made them for book club “A Gentleman from Moscow “ theme and they were a big hit. Thank you for a great recipe!
This will be the 6th time we have enjoyed these, the family loves them, even GKids. Thank You! Absolutely delicious.
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 🙂
I’m so glad you liked this recipe, Afra! I like your changes, obviously grinding your own meat will make this recipe even better and I do love rosemary! Thank you for your feedback!
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 !
Thank you so much, Tatiana, for your feedback! So glad you liked this recipe and I hope you will try and like other recipes as well!
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
Thank you so much Natalie for taking the time to leave me such wonderful feedback! I appreciate it and glad your family enjoys this recipe!
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😘
That is Wonderful, Sierra! So glad your fiancé and hopefully you as well, have enjoyed this recipe! Appreciate your feedback!
I tried this recipe and it was fantastic. Very moist and so many serving options. Definitely going to try this again. Thank you.
Thank you so much for your feedback, Paul! So glad you liked this recipe! I enjoy seeing your creations in my group!
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
Thank you, dear Diana, for your lovely feedback! So glad you liked this recipe and I love how you served kotletki in a creamy sauce! Yum!
Hi. Your pictures, all of them, are mouth wateringly good! Can’t wait to try your recipes. Love from Pakistan!
Thank you very much, dear Fatma! So glad that you like the pictures and recipes. Welcome to my Virtual home!
Dear, Your video is very helpful for me. it’s very beautiful to see. I like your explanation. thank u
Thank you for your feedback! Appreciate you taking the time to write!