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Italian Chicken Patties

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 25 min.
Cook Time: 35 min.
Total: 60 min.
Flavorful chicken patties are tucked between thick slices of bread. Served alongside a savory tomato dipping sauce.


  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 8 oz can, tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 lb ground Italian sausage
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/3 cup Italian seasoned dried bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
  • 12 slices French bread
  • 6 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 6 slices Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • Orange slices (garnish)
  • Parsley sprigs (garnish)


  • In small saucepan, mix together tomato sauce, basil, red pepper flakes, and garlic powder over medium heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes; set aside.
  • In large bowl, place ground chicken, Italian sausage, Italian seasoning, bread crumbs, salt, and pepper. Mix and shape into thin, oval patties.
  • In a large frying pan lightly sprayed with cooking oil, place chicken patties. Cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes, turning once; remove and keep warm.
  • In same frying pan, saut onions until tender.
  • On each of the six slices of bread, place one slice of mozzarella cheese.
  • Top with chicken patty, onion slices, and Swiss cheese. Place remaining slice of bread on top of each and butter outsides.
  • Cook on griddle over medium heat until brown on each side and cheese is melted.
  • Garnish with twisted orange slice and parsley sprig. Serve with seasoned tomato sauce for dipping.
Recipe courtesy of the National Chicken Council

Nutrition Facts

Calories 1012
  Calories from Fat 456 (45%)
(78%)Total Fat 51g
(123%)Saturated Fat 25g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
(62%)Cholesterol 185mg
(75%)Sodium 1794mg
(13%)Potassium 471mg
Total Carbohydrate 80g
(21%)Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(112%)Protein 56g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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