Eat Smart  |  Posted 10.23.14

Mashed Potato-Chicken Patties

Mashed Potato-Chicken Patties

These little patties are perfect for sensitive stomachs and for those looking for an easy-to-eat small meal. Each bite provides comfort and sustenance. Cooked chicken breast adds lean protein while the potatoes provide carbohydrates.

This combination is also a great way to use up the leftovers from a chicken and potato dinner. Use a food processor to quickly grind the chicken.

Makes 8 servings.

Prep Time: 15 minutes or less
Total Time: 30 minutes or less


  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup cooled mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup (about 4 oz) cooked chicken breast, ground or very finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil


  1. On a plate, combine the flour and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
  2. In a bowl, beat the egg. Add the mashed potatoes and chicken. Form the mixture into 2-inch balls. Lightly dredge the balls in the flour. You may need to wet your hands after every 3 to 4 balls.
  3. In a large, preferably nonstick, skillet over medium heat, add the oil. Add the balls and flatten into patties with a spatula (they should be about 2 1/2 inches wide). Cook for 5 to 8 minutes per side, or until crispy and golden.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (about 1 patty): Calories 90, Total Fat 3.5 g, Total Carbohydrate 8 g, Dietary Fiber 1 g, Sugars 1 g, Protein 6 g, Sodium 85 mg

Recipe from "What to Eat During Cancer Treatment" by The American Cancer Society.