Chicken Pancakes….So Good!

by Michelle on April 2, 2010

When I was growing up one of my very favorite meals was Potato Pancakes with lots of butter, bacon and a small dish of apple sauce. I can remember calling my Mom at work and asking her if she would make Potato Pancakes for dinner. By the time I was older I had learned that if I shredded the potatoes, my Mom would always make the potato pancakes. Consequently, by the time I was in high school I was an expert potato shredder!

Sometimes my Mom would mix chicken or pork into the potato pancakes which gave the pancakes another level of flavor. I especially like chicken mixed right in the potato pancakes and I just happen to have some leftover chicken in the refrigerator! I served the Chicken Pancakes for Sunday Brunch with over-easy eggs and crispy bacon and it was delicious!

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Chicken Pancakes
Recipe developed by my Mom

2 medium chicken breasts, deboned and sauteed OR you can use leftover chicken
2 c shredded potato
4 green onions, chopped
2 Tablespoons flour
2 medium eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 TBL Olive Oil
1 TBL Butter

1. Saute the chicken breast in 1 TBL of olive oil. When the juices run clear when the chicken is pierced with a fork, remove and set aside. When cool finely dice breasts.

2. While chicken is cooking, shred potatoes. Make sure to squeeze as much water out of the potatoes as posssible. I lay the shredded potatoes on doubled paper towels and twist the towels. Change the paper towels and repeat at least 2 more times. Mix the dried potatoes with the chopped onion, salt, pepper. Then add the eggs and flour and mix well.

3. Add the diced chicken to the potato/egg mixture and blend well.

4. Heat 1 TBL Olive Oil and butter in a frying pan.

5. When the oil/butter is hot, with a large serving spoon, take a scoop of the chicken pancake mixture and place it in the frying pan. Pancake should be about 3″ in diameter and at least 1/2-3/4″ thick. Fry until golden brown on both sides.

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  • Kathleen April 2, 2010 at 6:23 am

    OMG! I remember my Mama making the most delicious, greasiest, soul satisfying potato pancakes ever! I like your version with chicken!

  • Fotobloggen 2010 April 2, 2010 at 6:42 am

    Lokks great and reminds me of “RAggmunk” that we have in sweden. It’s usually served with bacon and lingonberryjam.
    I will try this mixing in chicken, interesting variation, thankd for the tip!

    Christina, Sweden

  • Sophie April 2, 2010 at 7:44 am

    Waw,…Michelle!

    These chicken & potato pancakes look so wonderful & so inviting too!

    Lovely food!!

  • Allie and Pattie April 2, 2010 at 9:34 am

    YUM, Michelle! I did a post on my Sicilian grandmother’s leftover chicken cakes a while ago- our frugal ancestors knew hot to make leftovers delicious! I like the idea of adding shredded potato. I’ll have to remember that
    xoxo Pattie

  • Joanne April 2, 2010 at 10:54 am

    So if I shred some potatoes, will your mom come over and make these for me? Because they look amazing! I love anything involving fried shredded potatoes. Tater tots are a serious weakness for me!

  • Kathleen April 2, 2010 at 11:53 am

    That looks delicious. I love latkes.
    Happy Easter, Michelle!

  • Ria Mathew April 2, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Yumm! you have bowled me over, Michelle! xx

  • Erica April 2, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Wow. This looks so good. I want to eat them NOW! wish they had technology where things could appear through the computer monitor 😉

  • Angie's Recipes April 2, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    o man…the sight of these golden crisp chicken patties just makes me salivating!

  • Kim April 2, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    What a great way to use up that leftover chicken! Can I come over for breakfast;D

  • Elwood April 2, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    I’ve never actually had potato pancakes, but this recipe makes me want to try them.

  • SavoringTime in the Kitchen April 2, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    What a deliciously tempting recipe! Kudos to your mother! I love the idea of adding chicken to potato pancakes – a meal in itself.

    I use a potato ricer to squeeze the liquid out of shredded potatoes – it works great!

  • How To: Simplify April 2, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    What a great idea! These look tasty!

  • Tracy April 2, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Interesting and looks yummy!

  • Julie Harward April 2, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    YUM…this looks like a great any time meal, I will have to make them. Sounds like you liked cooking since you were a kid, me too! Come say hi 😀 (my new post is not showing up on blog lists)

  • Jenny April 2, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Delish!! Love Chicken Pancakes!

  • Maria April 2, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Great savory pancakes!

  • Cookin' Canuck April 2, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    My kids would love these! What a satisfying meal these would make.

  • doggybloggy April 2, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    now this is a satisfying meal!

  • Erin April 2, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Oh yum and another new recipe for this weekend. Thanks for sharing…I love potato pancakes so will definitly love adding chicken.

    Happy Easter!

  • Kayte April 2, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    These look really wonderful. I like the eggs and bacon there, too! Fun to hear your memories of this. Lovely photo of it all. A season to count one’s blessings: YOU are definitely one of mine. Hugs.

  • Rambling Tart April 2, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    What fabulous comfort food, Michelle! :-) Yum! Potato pancakes are one of my favorite Mum Dishes too. :-)

  • Amanda April 2, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Oh wow Michelle, what a great idea!! i bet they are fabulous!

    We must be aligned in the universe today. My post is about chicken (baked) topped with shredded potato! LOL

  • Maggy April 2, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    These look delicious! YUM.

  • Femalechef April 2, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Yummy!!! I’m stealin’ the recipe……

  • Mama Peck April 2, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    My mom used to make potato pancakes too- Sooo good! I love the addition of chicken. I’m so going to try these! Thanks for bringing back a sweet memory for me today. :)

  • Gina April 3, 2010 at 12:24 am

    I love potato pancakes and these with a chicken twist look amazing. I am for sure trying this!

  • Julie April 3, 2010 at 3:06 am

    We used to have potato pancakes too, but my mama never put any meat in them. Sounds so good to me!

  • theUngourmet April 3, 2010 at 3:11 am

    I’ve never seen them with chicken or pork. What a fantastic idea! My husband would really enjoy these!

  • Taste of Beirut April 3, 2010 at 3:59 am

    What I like is you get a whole meal in one swoop or I should say in one pancake@ Great recipe, thanks mom!

  • Cristie April 3, 2010 at 4:22 am

    Simple good food. I’ve got to try this. I’ve had potato pancakes my entire life, but never thought to add meat! Love this idea, just love it.

  • Jamie April 3, 2010 at 7:57 am

    Oh,, this is great! It’s dinner all in one! I love potato pancakes but with chicken added it’s perfect! Delicious!

  • Brian + Cheryl B. April 3, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Hi Michelle :-)
    How are the photography classes going?

    I’ve made potato pancakes before – but always out of left over mashed potato’s. But this way sounds really good!!!!

    I think I’ll hide this recipe away and plan on making it in May when Brian and I are going away for a few days for our 30th anniversary.

    Then again …. all of us might be headed to Byron and Cyndi’s in a couple of weekends, and this would be a good breakfast to make for the whole crew …. Hum mmmm

    Isin’t it amazing how well bacon goes with oh so many things?

    I like how you also served applesauce. Sometimes it seems like I’m the only one I know that likes to serve applesauce with certain breakfasts. It is absolutely delicious with french toast made from cinn. swirl bread and sausages!!! Every time we serve that breakfast to big groups, I get people raving over it and commenting about how they had never thought of it before ….

    Well, now, per usual after visiting your blog (o:-p), I am hungry. Think I’ll go heat up some left over pizza. Not neraly as appetizing sounding at this moment. But shouldn’t set me to spinning either ;-p

    HAPPY EASTER Michelle!!

  • Lori E April 3, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    My son loves potato pancakes. I will point him to this post and tell him to get busy. That is one of the things I like best about your site. The recipes are quick and easy. Stuff a beginner can take on.

  • Sheila Mitchell April 3, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    I have to admit when I saw ‘Chicken Pancakes’ I thought eew! But Oh my goodness those look YUMMY!

  • biz319 April 3, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Those look amazing!! My daughter is the potato pancake lover in our family – I am definitely going to make these!

    Alright, so I totally meant to make the Olive spelt bread today, but COULD NOT find spelt bread.

    So you’ll laugh – I subbed in garbanzo bean flour, and subbed buttermilk for the yogurt because I only had vanilla yogurt.

    Fingers crossed it comes out okay! It’s rising as I type this! 😀

  • teresa April 3, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    mouthwatering!! and a great story. i love dishes that remind me of my childhood.

  • kat April 5, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Fantastic!

  • Fresh Local and Best April 6, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    These pancakes look so delicious! I like that there’s chicken in it!

  • Fuji Mama April 7, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    I LOVE the idea of adding chicken to potato pancakes–double the yumminess!

  • Danielle April 20, 2010 at 4:58 am

    You just gave me a fantastic idea!! I have some leftover carnitas that I was trying to figure out how to disguise in “leftovers”. Thank you! :)

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