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Chicken Kotleti on a plate with green onions next to the plate

Chicken and Cheese Kotleti (Chicken Patties)

These chicken and cheese kotleti are packed with ground chicken and ultra-juicy. Consider them the Slavic version of chicken nuggets or chicken patties!
Course Meats
Cuisine Russian
Keyword chicken meatballs, classic kotleti, russian meatballs
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 397kcal


  • 4 lb ground chicken
  • 2 onions
  • 1 small carrot
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese (mozzarella works great)
  • 3 slices whole wheat bread
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Dice one of the onions and shred carrot. Sauté the veggies until softened and blend them until smooth. In a large mixing bowl, combine the blended veggies with the ground meat.
    Ingredients on table include; a bowl with ground chicken, 2 onions and a carrot
  • Using a food processor or blender, blend the other onion and add it to the meat mixture.
    Blended and sautéed carrots and onion and ground chicken in a bowl
  • In a separate dish, soak the bread slices in milk for about 10 minutes. Using your hand, squeeze out as much milk as you can from the bread and crumble it into the meat mixture. Add cheese to the meat mixture and season it with salt and pepper.
    A bowl with bread and another bowl with milk and a measuring cup with cheese
  • Using your hands, mix the ingredients together until well-combined.
    Chicken Kotleti mixture mixed all together
  • Form meat patties into oval-shapes about the size of your hand. Over high-heat, fry each side just until they are browned (about 1 minute per side).
    Chicken Kotleti being fried on a skillet
  • Transfer the meat patties to a shallow baking dish and cover them loosely with foil. Bake at 300°F for 30 minutes.
    Chicken Kotleti in a baking pan
  • Serve kotleti hot along with your favorite sides!
    Chicken Kotleti on a plate with green onions next to the plate


Calories: 397kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 202mg | Sodium: 281mg | Potassium: 1278mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 2.2mg