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5 from 12 votes

Mom's famous Chicken Cakes

Mom's famous chicken cakes have to be my all-time favorite meal she made. Shredded chicken, mixed with spices, flour and butter, covered in panko and lightly fried. 
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, chicken croquettes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 239kcal
Author: Heather


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dry onion flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded and diced cooked chicken
  • 2-3 cups panko crumbs
  • 2 eggs beaten


  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Mix in flour.
  • Add milk and chicken broth. Cook and stir until mixture thickens and bubbles.
  • Cook for 1 minute.
  • Add parsley, lemon juice, onion flakes, salt, pepper, nutmeg, and paprika.
  • Remove pot from heat and stir in chicken. Mix until combined. 
  • Place mixture in a covered container and chill in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours. 
  • Shape mixture into cakes, cover in panko crumbs.
  • Dip cakes in beaten eggs and then cover in panko again.
  • Fill large pan with 1/4 inch vegetable oil and heat over medium heat.
  • Once oil is hot, place chicken cakes in oil and cook until brown. (about 3-4 minutes on each side)
  • Remove cakes from oil and place on a paper towel to drain excess grease.


Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 494mg | Potassium: 205mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 340IU | Vitamin C: 2.7mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 1.7mg