Simple Chicken and Spinach Patties for a tasty dinner

Simple Chicken and Spinach Patties for a tasty dinner

By 19/10/2015

Many times industries have good meals ideas: they produce  interesting dishes but often just because they are mass produced and made with cheap ingredients they can often be disappointing.

This is why you see many people these days attempting the same meals at home.

These spinach and chicken patties are made industrially in Italy and have proven to be very popular. Parents like to give them to their children because they "hide" all the goodness of the spinach inside. All you need is chicken breast, spinach and little parmesan. They are delicious as they are also coated in golden breadcrumbs. A good easy and tasty dinner that my children (and husband) wolfed down in a few minutes!

  • Prep Time : 25 minutes
  • Cook Time : 10 minutes
  • Yield : 8



Steam the spinach then squeeze them well to remove as much water as possible. Cut the chicken in pieces. Put them in a food processor with the parmesan cheese, a sprinkle of nutmeg, salt and pepper. Reduce into a puree.

whizzing ingredients

On a plate whisk the egg lightly with a fork and place the breadcrumbs on another plate.

Make your patties with the spinach and chicken mixture. It will feel quite sticky, help yourself with a spoon and add some breadcrumbs if needed. Roll the patties into the breadcrumbs then in the egg and then again in the breadcrumbs.

making spinach patties

Heat up some oil in a pan and cook them for about 2 minutes each side or until golden. Serve warm.

chicken and spinach patties

chicken and spinach patties

I am sharing with Cook Blog Share, with Hijacked by Twins and hosted this week by  MisplacedBrit


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21 Responses to Simple Chicken and Spinach Patties for a tasty dinner

  1. Lucie

    Will make this to make my children eat spinach! Thanks.

    • Alida

      My children were mad about them and had no idea there was spinach inside!

  2. gloria

    Love these patties Alida!! Look wonderful and yumm!

  3. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Dear Alida,
    What a great idea to stuff green veggies into something that the kids don’t know they are eating…very genius! But this is a snap, so fast and yummy…No wonder your husband and children gobbled them up…I love the crumbs on the outside, nice and crispy…another fabulous recipe from your kitchen…thanks for sharing….have a great new week…
    Dottie 🙂

  4. La cucina di Molly

    Le spinacine quanto sono buonissime, le ho sempre comprate, le tue sono fantastiche, complimenti…proverò a farle anch’io! Un abbraccio!

  5. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    Great patties, Alida. I love that it just requires a few ingredients which are easily available too.

  6. speedy70

    Bravissima cara, genuine e ottime fatte in casa, complimenti!!!!!

  7. Elisabetta

    What a fabulous combination of ingredients. Healthy and delicious too, must try, grazie

    • Alida

      Prego cara. Buona serata.

  8. Alida

    Thank you Michael!

  9. Su {Ethan & Evelyn}

    This looks so yummy! I love spinach and so this will defiantly goes down like a treat. I have also pinned this. Hope you don’t mind. 😉

    • Alida

      Many thanks! 🙂

  10. Steph @MisplacedBrit

    Pinned immediately! These look fantastic 🙂
    Love the healthy twist here and a wonderful colour.

    Thanks for linking up with #CookBlogShare

  11. Maria

    Stupid question, but is the chicken raw or precooked when it goes into the food processor? It looks raw in the picture, but I feel like 2 minutes per side wouldn’t be long enough to cook them through…

    • Alida

      Hi Maria,

      The chicken is raw. My patties were quite thin so they cooked quite quickly. It is about 2 or 3 min per side but it depends on thickness. Cook them until they are nice and golden to make sure the chicken is cooked through.

  12. wajeeha

    Hi i hav made this dish n it tastes great,can we use mozzarella instead of parmesan

    • Alida

      I am pleased you enjoyed it. Yes you can use mozzarella or other types of cheese if you wish.

  13. Sue Olivant

    Oh dear! Me again! I made these last night and they were so easy and delish! I had no bread so used a packet of sage and onion stuffing mix (free with my Xmas turkey – I always make my own stuffings) to coat the patties. I think I overlooked them a tad and will stick to the original recipe in future. I thought they might make a nice change to a tuck box or picnic if I make smaller ones – I’m sure they will taste just as good cold. Love Sxxx

    • Alida

      You my faithful reader… I love your messages!It makes me really happy to know that you have enjoyed the recipes… lots of love from all of us!

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