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April 2, 2010

Chicken Pancakes....So Good!


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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41 Comments:

Blogger Kathleen said...

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

April 2, 2010 at 1:23 AM  
Blogger Fotobloggen 2010 said...

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

April 2, 2010 at 1:42 AM  
Blogger Sophie said...

Waw,...Michelle!

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

Lovely food!!

April 2, 2010 at 2:44 AM  
Blogger Allie and Pattie said...

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

April 2, 2010 at 4:34 AM  
Blogger Joanne said...

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!

April 2, 2010 at 5:54 AM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

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

April 2, 2010 at 6:53 AM  
Blogger Ria Mathew said...

Yumm! you have bowled me over, Michelle! xx

April 2, 2010 at 7:28 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

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

April 2, 2010 at 7:47 AM  
Blogger Angie's Recipes said...

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

April 2, 2010 at 7:47 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

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

April 2, 2010 at 8:07 AM  
Blogger Elwood said...

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

April 2, 2010 at 8:44 AM  
Blogger SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

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!

April 2, 2010 at 8:51 AM  
Blogger How To: Simplify said...

What a great idea! These look tasty!

April 2, 2010 at 9:06 AM  
Blogger Tracy said...

Interesting and looks yummy!

April 2, 2010 at 9:08 AM  
Blogger Julie Harward said...

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 :D (my new post is not showing up on blog lists)

April 2, 2010 at 9:30 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Delish!! Love Chicken Pancakes!

April 2, 2010 at 9:30 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Great savory pancakes!

April 2, 2010 at 9:35 AM  
Blogger Cookin' Canuck said...

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

April 2, 2010 at 11:52 AM  
Blogger doggybloggy said...

now this is a satisfying meal!

April 2, 2010 at 12:15 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

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

Happy Easter!

April 2, 2010 at 12:21 PM  
Blogger Kayte said...

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.

April 2, 2010 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger Rambling Tart said...

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

April 2, 2010 at 1:59 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

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

April 2, 2010 at 2:34 PM  
Blogger Maggy said...

These look delicious! YUM.

April 2, 2010 at 3:09 PM  
Blogger Femalechef said...

Yummy!!! I'm stealin' the recipe......

April 2, 2010 at 3:29 PM  
Blogger Mama Peck said...

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. :)

April 2, 2010 at 5:43 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

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

April 2, 2010 at 7:24 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

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

April 2, 2010 at 10:06 PM  
Blogger theUngourmet said...

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

April 2, 2010 at 10:11 PM  
Blogger Taste of Beirut said...

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

April 2, 2010 at 10:59 PM  
Blogger Cristie said...

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.

April 2, 2010 at 11:22 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

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

April 3, 2010 at 2:57 AM  
Blogger Brian + Cheryl B. said...

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!!

April 3, 2010 at 9:28 AM  
Blogger Lori E said...

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.

April 3, 2010 at 10:09 AM  
Blogger Sheila Mitchell said...

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

April 3, 2010 at 11:56 AM  
OpenID biz319 said...

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! :D

April 3, 2010 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger teresa said...

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

April 3, 2010 at 5:30 PM  
Blogger kat said...

Fantastic!

April 5, 2010 at 9:25 AM  
Blogger Fresh Local and Best said...

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

April 6, 2010 at 1:39 PM  
Blogger Fuji Mama said...

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

April 7, 2010 at 2:08 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

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! :)

April 19, 2010 at 11:58 PM  

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