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Italian Chicken Patties

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Cook Time: 25 min.
Recipe created by Jean Quanbeck from Minot, North Dakota
These flavorful chicken patties are seasoned with crushed red pepper flakes, garlic powder and basil.


  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 lb ground Italian sausage
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/3 cup Italian seasoned dried bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
  • 12 slices French bread
  • 6 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 6 slices Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • orange slices
  • parsley sprigs


  • In small saucepan, mix together tomato sauce, basil, red pepper flakes and garlic powder over medium heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes.
  • In large bowl, place chicken, sausage, Italian seasoning, bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Mix and shape into thin, oval patties.
  • In large frypan lightly sprayed with cooking oil, place chicken patties. Cook over medium heat about 10 minutes, turning once; remove and keep warm.
  • In same frypan, saute onions until tender.
  • On each of 6 slices of bread, place 1 slice mozzarella cheese. Top with chicken patty, onion slices and Swiss cheese. Place remaining slice of bread on each and butter outsides.
  • Cook on griddle over medium heat until brown on each side and cheese is melted.
  • Garnish with twisted orange slice and parsley sprig. Serve with seasoned tomato sauce for dipping.
Recipe courtesy of the National Chicken Council

Nutrition Facts

Calories 851
  Calories from Fat 439 (52%)
(75%)Total Fat 49g
(121%)Saturated Fat 24g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
(62%)Cholesterol 185mg
(60%)Sodium 1436mg
(12%)Potassium 403mg
Total Carbohydrate 50g
(14%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(102%)Protein 51g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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