Miss Jane’s Chicken Cheese Patties
Posted on September 22 2017
Let’s face it, spending quality time with our loved ones has never been more challenging today than ever! Our busy schedules, responsibilities, and commitments often take over that we are left with a few spare moments during the day to do what we want or to take our much-needed downtime a.k.a sleep!
But then again, that’s not what good parenting taught us and we know we have more than enough reasons to make time for quality time. One of the most effective ways to spend quality time together is through family meals, dinners at least, when members of the family can leave behind their individual pursuits such as mum from her house chores, kids from their homework or playing video games, and dad from checking his emails and watching NBA games. Indeed, dinner is a time to relax, recharge, laugh, and share stories where everyone catches up on the day’s ups and downs; whilst developing a sense of who they are as a family.
How do you value and enjoy your family meals? Your answer is as good as mine.
Now, there is, however, another concern – it may sound simple but if you’re a mother whose main role includes feeding her family, you know the struggle is real when it comes to cooking delicious and healthy meals. There’s the kids being picky and your partner being hard to please (agree? :D)
Anyway, if you’re looking for healthy family dinner recipes, here’s something you’d be glad to add to your list – Miss Jane’s Chicken Cheese Patties. It’s so good yet so easy to make, perfect during those times when you got caught up in traffic (or something) and you’re beating the time before dinner.
Miss Jane’s Chicken Cheese Patties
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
- 1 packet of Cream of Continental Chicken
- 2 cups of cooked chopped chicken soup
- 2 cups of mashed potato
- 1/2 cup chopped spring onions
- 1 cup of grated carrots
- 1 cup of diced up Mozzarella cheese
- Small amount of Massel chicken stock powder
- Egg (beaten), breadcrumbs, and potato flour
- Cook your chopped chicken in a small fry pan using 100ml of chicken stock with the spring onions and grated carrots.
- Drain off any excess liquid.
- Combine chicken with the mashed potato and cheese thoroughly.
- Make patty shapes (should make 8).
- Cover them lightly with potato flour, and then with then beaten egg, and roll them in breadcrumbs.
- Bake on an oven tray lined with baking paper for about 20 minutes, turning once.
Done! Serve it hot with vegetables or salad on the side.
Miss Jane’s Notes:
For the bread crumbs, I always use a combination of Panko and Kellogg’s cornflake crumbs. Potato flour can be substituted with any type of flour. These patties are so versatile. Following other ingredients can be added to the chicken cooking stage: Chili, Capsicum, Mushrooms, etc.
This is probably one of the most versatile easy family recipes. Aside from dinner, you can also make this for school lunch and dry picnics. It’s also perfect for your afternoon snack with your favourite buns and a pitcher of cold and refreshing beverage to go with it.
As homemakers, we are constantly on the lookout for healthy and delicious dishes, be it easy recipes for dinner, for breakfast or for lunch. But wouldn’t it be great to find something that can cover all three? (Don’t forget the snack!)
When it comes to spending quality time with our loved ones, there’s nothing more pleasurable than sharing family meals. No matter how busy you are, together with your family, make it your goal to share at least a meal every day.
What is your favourite dinner idea? Any suggestions on how to make it more special? We’d love to know! Leave your comments in the box below.