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Mashed Potato & Chicken Patties

Here's a quick patty recipe that combines lean ground chicken with mashed potatoes. It's the perfect use for leftover mashed potatoes.
Serves: 8
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 20 min


3 cups potatoes, fresh, diced
⅓ cup yogurt, 2% MF
1 lb ground chicken, lean
1 egg, medium
2 tbsp parsley, fresh, minced
½ tsp paprika, sweet
1 tsp Italian mixed herbs, dry
½ tsp salt
½ tsp black pepper, freshly ground
2 tbsp canola oil
½ cup light sour cream or Greek yogurt (optional garnish)
¼ cup chives or green onions, sliced (optional garnish)

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. Cut potatoes, skin on, into 1 inch (2.5 cm cubes). Wash in cold water. Add to medium pot, cover with cold water, cover with lid and bring to boil over medium-high heat. Uncover, reduce heat and cook on low boil until potatoes are fork tender. Drain potatoes and mash with the yogurt. The recipe works well with leftover mashed potatoes.

  2. Meanwhile, add ground chicken to a large bowl. Top with the beaten egg, minced parsley, paprika, Italian mixed herbs, salt and pepper. Mix well.

  3. Divide mixture into eight using a scant ½ cup (125 mL) measure for each patty. Use your hands to shape and flatten into patties about ½ inch (1.25 cm) thick. Set aside on plate.

  4. Add oil to a large non-stick skillet and heat over medium-high heat. You can use more than one skillet if you wish to cook them all at one time. Arrange patties in pan. Fry until golden brown about 5-7 minutes per side and until thermometer registers an internal temperature of 160°F (71°C). Add more oil if needed.

  5. Serve patties topped with sour cream or thick Greek yogurt and a sprinkle of chives or sliced green onions. They are also very good with chutney or even humble ketchup.

Helpful Tip

Substitute 2 cups (500 mL) leftover mashed potatoes for the potatoes and yogurt in the recipe. Make patties 1/4 cup (60 ml) size for appetizers.

Nutrition Info

Per 145 g serving Amount
Protein13 g
Fat14 g
Saturated Fat1.5 g
Carbohydrate12 g
Fibre1 g
Sugar1 g
Cholesterol70 mg
Sodium210 mg
Per 145 g serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A4
Vitamin C25
Vitamin B611
Vitamin B1210