Chicken & Mushroom Patties (Kotlety)

Lee Thayer


Kotlety / Kotleti is Russian meat cakes that are juicy and delicious due to the mushrooms. These are unbelievably delicious! Even my wife who does not care for chicken that often, loved these. Juicy patties and a wonderful flavor from the mushrooms.


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10 to 16 patties depending on the size toy make
10 Min
20 Min
Pan Fry


  • 500 g
    ground chicken, thighs if grinding yourself, (1 lb)
  • 500 g
    fresh cremini mushrooms, or button mushrooms, (1 lb)
  • 1
    small onion, grated with large hole grater
  • 2
    eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 c
    panko bread crumbs
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 c
    all purpose flour, for dredging
  • ·
    olive oil as needed for frying

How to Make Chicken & Mushroom Patties (Kotlety)


  1. For the mushrooms, White Button or Cremini (which is a brown button mushroom) work well. For those in Thailand, think White Shimeji or Buna Shimeji (brown) mushrooms or Shiitake mushrooms. White Log mushrooms may work as well. The types that probably would not work well in this recipe is Ear Wood, Enoki, or King Oyster mushrooms. For this recipe I used mostly Buna Shimeji and Shiitake mushrooms.
  2. Slice/chop the mushrooms and cook in a non stick pan with 2 tablespoons of heated olive oil. Cook until lightly browned and softened and most of the water is cooked off. Drain.
  3. Add the cooked mushrooms into a food processor and mince, or if grinding the chicken yourself, just run them through the grinder. If you really have time, mince yourself by hand if desired. (I course ground chicken thighs then simply ran the mushrooms through the grinder right after the chicken was run through.)
  4. In a large bowl, add the chicken, the mushrooms, onion, eggs, panko, salt and pepper, mix to combine. I just used a large spoon, it mixes very easily.
  5. Use an ice cream scoop to make perfect size small patties, hand shape into 2-3 inches across for fritters, or just make larger patties for say a sandwich roll.
  6. In a large non stick pan, heat a splash of olive oil, add the patties, cover and cook about 3-4 minutes per side. When golden brown on each side, remove to paper towels to drain.
  7. Serve with a dipping sauce of your choice, or if you make lager patties, enjoy on a sandwich roll with lettuce and mayo.

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About Chicken & Mushroom Patties (Kotlety)

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Eastern European

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