Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Bon Appetite Monday: Canned Chicken Patties

Since getting pregnant with #2, I have had no appetite. I often think I want something and once it arrives, I am indifferent. I am yet to gain a single pound with this pregnancy but that was the same thing with JOE so that doesn't really mean much. Heck, I could stand to lose a few instead :-).

Anyways, I digress. Back to last night. I wanted something easy that wouldn't take a ton of time and that JOE could help me with. I also wanted it to be something that I already had all the ingredients at home for. I wasn't interested in going to the grocery store.

While scrolling through Pinterest, I found a recipe for tuna patties. Score! It looked so easy and I figured would be a good protein dinner. So I brought out what I thought was my can of tuna and got to work. Well, upon opening the "tuna", I realized it smelled more like chicken. So I looked on the can and lo and behold, it was chicken!

Anyways, what was supposed to be a tuna melt dinner ended up being a chicken melt dinner and it tasted DELICIOUS!

12.5oz can of chunky chicken breast
1\3 cup shredded cheese. I used mozzarella cause it's what I had on hand
1\3 cup egg white
1\2 tsp parsley
1/2 tsp oregano
1\2 tsp seasoned salt
1\2 tsp ground black pepper
1\4 cup bread crumbs
1\3 cup chopped onions (I used the frozen kind so I heated it on the oven for one minute so it wouldn't taste raw)
Cooking spray

- Drain the canned chicken
- Add all ingredients to a bowl (increase or decrease spices as desired) - JOE helped me with this part. She loves to throw everything in the bowl. 
- Spray the frying pan and turn heat to medium/high
- Form balls or chunks of patties with your hands
- Place in pan and use a frying spatula to flatten the patties
- Let cook for 7 - 10 minutes or until brown
- Flip and cook on the other side for 5 to 10 minutes
- Serve on a bed of salad or on a bun or with steamed veggies or sides of your choice

Makes 5 delicious protein patties.

I had just the patties with some pepperdew peppers while J had his with BBQ sauce and oven baked sweet potato fries. 

I plan on trying this recipe with tuna next time. In the meantime, if you do make it, let me know how it turns out.



  1. Replies
    1. Did you get a chance to make it? If so, how did it turn out?

  2. You won't believe this, but I was just wondering what I should have for lunch. I normally keep tuna on hand, but there is a can of chicken in the cabinet. My husband brought it and since I've never had chicken in a can, I didn't eat I, but after seeing your post, now I really want to try making those patties. I have everything I need except for parsley and cheese, but I'm still going to try it anyway. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I'll let you know how it went... :)

    1. Hello,
      Did you get a chance to make it? If so, how did it turn out? I hope it was tasty!


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