Back in high school, there were certain days that I told my mom to skip the brown bagged lunch: cheese fries day, pizza day and chicken patty sandwich day! I don’t know what it was, but that giant chicken nugget smushed inside that bun was the best.thing.EVER! Didn’t hurt that they only cost 2 bucks either, but man, they were delicious.
My new favorite market had some ground chicken on sale and for some reason I got the craving for a homemade chicken patty sandwich. Maybe it’s the fact that I am pregnant and once a craving is in my head there is no turning back until I get it, but here we are. Reliving one of my favorite cafeteria meals for my growing family.
Homemade Chicken Patty Sandwich
- 1 package Ground Chicken
- Bread Crumbs (I used Whole Wheat Italian blend)
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 tsp Paprika
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Pepper
- 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
- 1 tsp Pepper
- Cooking Spray
- Hamburger buns
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Mix chicken, seasonings and egg in a mixing bowl. The mixture might be a little loose, I added a tablespoon of bread crumbs to the mixture.
Scoop about 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of mixture, make into a ball and roll it in the bread crumbs. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat, place ball and gentle press it flat. You can get about 6 patties, depending on how big or small you make them.
Spray the tops with cooking spray and bake for 20 minutes.
You can freeze them for an easy meal or make them small for the kids. I did both and got about 8 chicken patties. I could have eaten all 8 but after inhaling 2 and the look of disgust on my husbands face, I refrained.
All you need is some mayo and ketchup packets and you will feel like you are sitting back at those cafeteria tables in no time chowing down on your $2 Chicken Patty Sandwich….back in Lunch Lady Land.