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Chicken Kotleti (you will dream about) Recipe

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These dreamy chicken kotleti or patties are so soft and tasty. Yes, chicken can be dreamy. Our son loved them too. He called them “big chicken nuggets”ย  ๐Ÿ™‚ We learned how to make these from Olga of Olga’s flavor factory and I’m so pleased to share the recipe with you. We love her food and family blogs!

We share the same taste and we are both nurses. Awesome! I hope to meet her in person one day. Olga this one’s a keeper; thank you!!

Ingredients for Chicken Kotleti:

1 lb ground chicken
1 cup Panko bread crumbs
1/2 cup milk
2 Tbsp sour cream
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 egg
1 small onion (grated)
1/2 cup flour for dredging
Olive oil or canola oil to sautee

How to make Chicken Katleti:

1.Place Panko bread crumbs in a large bowl. Add milk and let the mixture stand for 5 min.

2. Add ground chicken, 2 Tbsp sour cream, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1 egg and 1 small grated onion to the bread mix. and Stir together. The meat mixture will be very soft; much softer than a regular kotleti mixture.

chicken-katleti

3. Wet your hands and make oval patties. Dredge both sides of the patties in flour. This step can be a little tricky since the meat mix is so soft, but it’s ok if they aren’t perfect.

chicken-katleti-1

4. Heat 2-3 Tbsp of oil in a nonstick skillet, add the kotleti. Cover and cook until golden on both sides. Cook about 5 minutes on the first side and 3 minutes on the next.ย  Wipe your skillet with a paper towel between batches and add more oil as needed.

chicken-katleti-2

Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚ Yum Yum

Chicken Kotleti (you will dream about) Recipe

4.92 from 24 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
You can double the ingredients to make a larger batch.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy/Medium
Cost to Make: $8-$10
Servings: 15 kotleti

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp sour cream
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 small onion grated
  • 1/2 cup flour for dredging
  • Olive oil or canola oil to sautee

Instructions

  1. Combine 1 cup of breadcrumbs with 1/2 cup of milk, let them stand for 5 minutes.
  2. Add chicken, 2 tbsp sour cream, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1 egg and 1 onion to the bread mix & stir together.
  3. Using wet hands make oval patties than dredge both sides in flour.
  4. Place patties in the preheated nonstick skillet with 2-3 Tbsp of oil. Cover and cook until golden on both sides, 5 minutes on the first side and 3 minutes on the next. Add more oil as needed.

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  • Natalie Cioclea
    April 2, 2019

    What if I do 3lbs?? Do I triple everything??? ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 2, 2019

      HHi Natalie, yes you would triple it all. Here is what one of our reader that tripled it wrote “Wow, they were one of the best kotleti I have ever tried. I tripled the recipe and they were still gone. Thank you very much Natashaโ€ฆ you are amazing” I hope that helps! Reply

  • Polina
    March 8, 2019

    What can I use instead of the onion in the recipe, my son gets indignation from it, so it would be great if I could substitute this ingredient. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 8, 2019

      Hi Polina! Is green onion an option? Reply

  • Pav
    July 22, 2018

    Extremely fluffy and soft on the inside, and a perfect crunch on the outside. Smelled fantastic. Thanks for sharing. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 23, 2018

      Hi Pav! I am happy you enjoyed that! Reply

    • Sarah
      February 19, 2019

      I love how you can modify this recipe easily and still turns out well. I used Japanese panko and 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, 1/8 tsp Garam Masala (South Indian), and 1/4 tsp coriander powder. It turned out well! And my baby and toddler, and adults loved it! Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        February 19, 2019

        That’s so great! Thank you for sharing that with us, Sarah! Reply

  • Rachel
    March 17, 2018

    These are delicious Natasha, they taste exactly like chicken nuggets ๐Ÿ™‚ A keeper recipe. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 19, 2018

      I’m glad you love them Rachel, thanks for sharing! Reply

  • Elena
    December 26, 2017

    These are really good! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 26, 2017

      Iโ€™m glad we agree Alena! ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • Inga
    October 26, 2017

    Thank you for the recipe it was delicious. I didn’t have Panko bread crumbs, so used white bread soaked in milk (pureed in the food processor) and it turned out very tasty and juicy. Will be on my cooking list. Thanks again!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 26, 2017

      You’re welcome Inga! I’m glad to hear how much you love the recipe! Thanks for sharing! Reply

  • Barbara
    August 30, 2017

    Very tasty, juicy. This time I used turkey instead of chicken. Two versions are good. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 30, 2017

      I’m glad you enjoy the recipe Barbara! Thanks for sharing your review with other readers! Reply

  • Yelena
    July 28, 2017

    Can these be baked instead of frying? :/ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 28, 2017

      Hi Yelena, I haven’t tried that but I do think they would work best sautรฉed based on what a reader reported: โ€œI did bake them yesterday at 375 for 30 minutes. They came out tasty, however, canโ€™t say that the shape looked appetizing. So, I would stick to frying them instead of baking.โ€ Reply

  • Olga
    July 19, 2017

    Natasha, thank you for this recipe. My Indian husband who generally finds Russian food very blend LOVES these :)) Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 19, 2017

      You’re welcome! I’m so glad he likes the recipe, that’s great! Thanks for sharing your wonderful review! Reply

  • Glenda Myers
    June 3, 2017

    This is different. Sounds yummy, going to try this.. I know just by reading the instructions I’ll change how the patties are handled.. You see, I make Salmon Patties that are soft and wet like these.. They used to drive me crazy when I’d make my patties, then try to coat them.. Grrrr… I discovered that if I make a ball first and roll that around in the coating mixture, then make the patty, it worked so much better.. That’s what I’ll be trying here.. ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 3, 2017

      Great tip Glenda! Thanks so much for sharing ๐Ÿ˜€ Reply

  • Faye
    May 13, 2017

    Made these today. Very good! Definitely a keeper.
    I made a few alterations. I used seasoned Panko bread crumbs. Did not have milk, so used water with melted butter instead (great substitute! it worked really well). Used greek yogurt instead of sour cream. Only used 1/2 small grated onion because I was afraid one onion would have been far too much. Fried them in grapeseed oil.
    Very yummy! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 14, 2017

      Faye, thank you for sharing that with us, I’m glad you like them ๐Ÿ˜ฌ Reply

  • Lidiya
    March 10, 2017

    You think I can bake them instead of frying ? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 10, 2017

      Hi Lidiya, one of my readers reported baking them and reported her results: “I did bake them yesterday at 375 for 30 minutes. They came out tasty, however, canโ€™t say that the shape looked appetizing. So, I would stick to frying them instead of baking.” I haven’t tried baking but I imagine they would work best sautรฉed. Reply

  • Anna
    February 20, 2017

    I absolutely love this recipe it’s my go to when it comes to kotleti. I do change it up a little and do mixed meat. My husband and I are trying to be a little healthier so today instead of dredgingin flour and frying them I made patties and broiled them 5min per side and they turned out awesome! My kids can’t get enough. They still have the crust on the outside and are super moist on the inside Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 20, 2017

      That’s a great tip! I’m happy to hear the whole family enjoys this recipe. Thanks for sharing Anna ๐Ÿ˜€ Reply

  • Debbie Sergent
    January 2, 2017

    Hi, is there a gravy or sauce you suggest with this dish? Or is it best on it’s own? I am going to try this dish for a Ukrainian potluck party. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 2, 2017

      You can serve this with the gravy or sauce, but it is not necessary with this recipe. They are great on their own. I hope you love them! Reply

  • Ashley
    September 9, 2016

    What are some side dishes that go well with this recipe? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 9, 2016

      Hi Ashley! Pretty much any side dish that goes well with chicken :). Any of our potato recipes or pasta recipes would pair well with this. Check out all of our sides hereReply

  • Natasha
    July 12, 2016

    Hi! Can I use chicken thigh meat for this recipe and just ground the meat? Or it has to be chicken breast only Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 12, 2016

      I think chicken thigh meat would work just fine in this recipe. It would probably be even tastier! I love thigh meat ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • Marina
    June 19, 2016

    I’ve been testing out a bunch of recipes on your site and my family loves them. It’s so awesome to have a go-to place for lots of ideas.
    For this recipe – my husband has gluten issues – I can replace the bread crumbs with gf, but the flour isn’t as easily replaceable – would corn starch work, do you think? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 19, 2016

      Hi Marina, I think a gluten free flour would work for dredging the patties. My sister did something similar in another recipe (she’s also gluten free) and it worked well. Reply

  • Viktoriya
    June 16, 2016

    Made these kotleti today and quess what?)))
    3 of my 3 girls said they are the best in the world)
    thank you , dear! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 16, 2016

      Yay!! I’m so happy to hear that. That is the best compliment ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • Karina
    May 9, 2016

    You my dear are amazing! I permanently have your website open in my browser and try new dishes of yours week to week and they have yet to fail.
    These were wonderful and so moist..I added some additional seasonings to taste but regardless they were fantastic.
    Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 9, 2016

      Ha! That’s awesome! Thank you so much for trying my recipes and for the awesome review! ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • Emma
    April 2, 2016

    Would I be able to make the chicken mixture the night before? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 2, 2016

      Sorry I couldn’t reply sooner. Yes, that would be fine and dredge the next day. Don’t pre-dredge or the flour will become wet. Reply

  • Alexandra
    August 20, 2015

    These are the best chicken patties ever! Thank you so much for the recipe! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 20, 2015

      I’m so happy you loved the recipe! Thank you for the great review! Reply

  • Abby
    June 17, 2015

    Hi,
    I am hoping someone can tell me if I use the grated potato… how much would I use ??
    This just sounds amazing… I would like to try it both ways with Panko then with potato
    Thanks for any help ! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 18, 2015

      To be honest I haven’t tried it with grated potato. I’m not sure they would get fully cooked through if you use them in this recipe? You’ll have to test it out and let me know. Reply

  • Vita
    June 14, 2015

    These were great! I used Italian-seasoned Panko breadcrumbs. My bf said these reminded him of crab cakes, and he was right they’re so tender and perfectly seasoned. The kotleti were great by themselves but I also put some on top of a toasted baugette with a smear of goat cheese, roasted garlic, and bruschetta tomatoes. I was inspired ๐Ÿ™‚
    A keeper recipe for sure. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 14, 2015

      I wonder if the same recipe would work well for crabmeat to make crabcakes? Great, now I’m craving crab cakes! I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe. Reply

  • Jenya
    May 16, 2015

    Hi Natasha!
    I’m not sure what i did wrong, but my ‘massa’ came out very liquid and i’m not able to form them into kotleti. Do you think it’s worth trying just baking the whole thing? What would be your recommendation for temp/time? Help!!:) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 16, 2015

      The mixture is much more tender than traditional kotleti. You could also drop them onto a hot oiled skillet by the spoonful and sautee them without the flour if you’re really having trouble forming the kotleti. Did you possibly use more onion than the recommended amount? Sometimes excess onion juice can cause the mixture to be too loose. Reply

  • ะฅั€ะธัั‚ั
    April 11, 2015

    do you think if you. Put the meat mixture in the fridge for at least 1/2 hour, it might firm up and allow the making of the patties easier? Same with the patties before frying….
    Sounds good – will de finely try it. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 11, 2015

      It sounds like a good idea. I haven’t tried doing it that way but it makes sense. Let me know how it goes ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • March 31, 2015

    I just love this recipe! And so does my family. Gave you a shout out on my blog, http://www.LiveGrowWrite.com/family-meal-plan-week-3302015/. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 31, 2015

      Thank you so much Ann! I sure appreciate it ๐Ÿ™‚ You’re awesome! Reply

  • Mary
    March 3, 2015

    Thanks so much, Natasha. I just joined your website and this is the first one of your recipes I’ve made. We thoroughly enjoyed those – they were absolutely delicious. I followed the recipe to the letter except I added chopped parsley. We don’t like processed meat sandwiches, so I’m always looking for sandwich ideas. A couple of these inside some toasted ciabatta bread with lettuce, mayo, etc. would be great! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 3, 2015

      You are welcome Mary, I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed the recipe. I love the idea of using them in a sandwich :). Reply

  • Katya
    February 26, 2015

    Hello ๐Ÿ™‚
    What’s the temperature and timing if I want to bake the chicken katlets instead of frying? Many thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 26, 2015

      I haven’t tried baking these so you’ll have to experiment. I’d probably follow similar baking instructions to my chicken nuggets recipe: Place on a lined baking sheet and bake at 375หšF for 15 min on the middle rack or just until cooked through, flipping them over half way through baking. You’ll want to keep an eye on them so you don’t over-bake and end up with dry patties. Baking time will vary depending on how thick/large you make them. Again, I haven’t tested this method so I’m not sure if they will turn out as good as frying. Reply

      • Katya
        February 27, 2015

        Thank you for your respond. I did bake them yesterday at 375 for 30 minutes. They came out tasty, however, can’t say that the shape looked appetizing. So, I would stick to frying them instead of baking. Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          February 27, 2015

          Thanks so much for reporting back!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • anna
    February 5, 2015

    these are so BOMB! i was expecting them to turn out dry but they were so juicy and soft! i had to taste test a few (okay 4) lol but hey, i gotta make sure 100% their safe for my hubby right ๐Ÿ˜‰ thank you for another amazing recipe! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 5, 2015

      Thank you for a great review Anna and you are so welcome :D. Reply

  • zhanna
    February 4, 2015

    hi natasha, can you use any brand bread crumbs? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 4, 2015

      Yes, any kind of plain bread crumbs. You could even make your own! I just buy Panko all the time so that’s what I use ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • Victoria
    August 27, 2014

    Hi Natasha! Just wanted to say huge Thank You! I made chicken kotleti yesterday and it was such a huge success! All of my kids said it was the best I ever made. I served it with red skin on potato mash and they loved it. I used a little less bread crumbs and added dill – but dill goes anywhere, right? ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 27, 2014

      Bring on the dill! I love dill in everything! I’ll have to try your variation next time. I’m so happy to hear that your family enjoyed the kotleti ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • Christina Kramarevsky
    August 18, 2014

    My aunt made delicious kotleti using grechka instead of bread crumbs or other meat extenders. it gives it a very different taste than regular kotleti and healthier than white rice ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 18, 2014

      Thank you for the tip Christina, I’m actually planning on testing recipe like that tomorrow, even cooked my grechka already :). Reply

  • Inna
    July 27, 2014

    I made chicken kotleti a few days ago.They were delicious. Thank you so much Natasha . God bless you. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 27, 2014

      Thank you so much! I’m so happy you enjoyed the kotleti ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • Yelana
    July 24, 2014

    I loved this recipe! This will forever change the way I make Kotleti. Thank you for sharing! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 24, 2014

      Thank you Yelana for a great review and you are welcome :). Reply

  • Rita
    July 7, 2014

    Hi! I wonder if these can be cooked in the oven,,, just for sake of healthy eating Any suggestions on temperature, time…?
    Thanks!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 7, 2014

      Without testing them, it’s hard to say. They are really really tender so I think if you did try to put them in the oven they might get stuck to the pan if you don’t oil it up really well. Sautรฉing them also seals in the natural juices so they end up really really tender and delicious. Reply

  • Inna
    June 7, 2014

    My family enjoyed these katleti so much! Making them today again! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 7, 2014

      That fantastic! That’s for the great review! I’m so happy you all enjoyed the katleti ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • Yana
    April 3, 2014

    I just made these kotleti and they really turned out to be dreamy! :). So good and easy! Quick question, what does sour cream do? Never heard of adding that to patties before, but whatever it did, it was good!

    I had 2 lbs of chicken, so used half on kotleti and half on your tefteli recipe, since they use somewhat similar ingredients. Tefteli will be my freezer meal for next week. Feeling so proud and accomplished. Lol
    Thank you for consistently delicious and fool-proof recipes! Reply

  • Olga
    January 31, 2014

    ะกัƒะฟะตั€ ะบะพั‚ะปะตั‚ะบะธ!!!! ะขะพ ั‡ั‚ะพ ะดะตะนัั‚ะฒะธั‚ะตะปัŒะฝะพ ั…ะพั‚ะตะปะพััŒ. ะกะฟะฐัะธะฑะพ, ะะฐั‚ะฐัˆะฐ. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 31, 2014

      I’m glad you like the recipe Olga and thank you for a good report :). Reply

  • Vika
    January 25, 2014

    These are amazing! My husband, who doesn’t like kotleti at all, actually loved these. Definitely a keeper! Thanks Natasha!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 25, 2014

      That’s so great! I actually haven’t made these in a few months (that’s what happens when you’re always trying to make up new recipes) and now I really want them! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Reply

  • Vicki
    December 4, 2013

    I love this recipe! I also freeze a big batch (not cooked) for unexpected guests or a last minute dinner. My 1 year old loves it. Probably my fave recipe on this website. (Along with tefteli) so convenient for a busy new mom ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks Natasha Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 4, 2013

      You are very welcome Vicki! I’m so happy your 1-yr old loves these. I love the idea of freezing them uncooked! Reply

  • eugene
    October 13, 2013

    Next on my list! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 13, 2013

      Let me know what you think when you’ll make them :). Reply

  • Irina
    August 5, 2013

    Love this recipe!!! So so so good !!! Love all Natasha’s recipes so yummy ๐Ÿ™‚ I mean it !!!!thank you so much Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 5, 2013

      You’re welcome Irina ๐Ÿ™‚ You are awesome! Reply

  • mark
    July 16, 2013

    this is great.,.this site helps me a lot to prepare dishes for my Russian and Ukrainian crew onboard.,. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 16, 2013

      Welcome to the site Mark, I hope that you will find many more favorites :). Reply

  • Elena
    July 4, 2013

    Hi Natasha, I remember that you had a recipe for buckwheat and mushrooms. I was going to look it up but couldn’t find it. It was a great recipe. My husband and I loved it! Could you please post it again? Thanks so much :D! Reply

  • Adelina Antonovich
    June 7, 2013

    Are these still good if served cold? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 7, 2013

      They taste great when cold as well ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • margarita
    April 10, 2013

    ladies where do i find panko breadcrumbs?! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 10, 2013

      Any grocery store should have them! I purchased them at Winco and FredMeyer. Look in the Asian section. Reply

  • March 25, 2013

    I just made these tonight for the first time, and they were DELICIOUS! So thankful for this recipe and website ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m American, but my husband is Russian… thankful I could make him something that reminds him of home ๐Ÿ™‚ Will definitely be trying out some more recipes from here! ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 25, 2013

      Welcome to the site Anna, I’m glad you like the recipe and hope that you fine some more new favorites :). Reply

  • Laura
    March 18, 2013

    I read the recipe and made it into burgers…guess I didn’t read
    through and made only 4 burgers..I am now concerned on how
    long to cook them.
    If I understand right they are to be in 18 pieces?
    Thanks
    Laura Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 18, 2013

      Yes, but you could make them into burgers ๐Ÿ™‚ If they are the same flatness, they should cook for about the same amount of time. Test one in the center just in case ๐Ÿ˜‰ Reply

  • Manda Panda
    March 9, 2013

    I used turkey for the meat and used gluten free bread crumbs. They were soooooooo good! I ate mine with sour cream ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 10, 2013

      I’ll have to try that combination. Thanks lady ๐Ÿ˜‰ oh now I don’t get to call very many people lady. I remember the first time I was called lady by a kiddo and it made me feel so grown up. Reply

  • lena
    March 7, 2013

    Hi ๐Ÿ™‚
    was wondering if i can subsitute chicken with beef using this recipe? will that work? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 7, 2013

      You probably could, I just haven’t tried it. Reply

    • Yelana
      July 24, 2014

      I tried it and it turned out great ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • Mila L.
    February 17, 2013

    Have you ever tried freezing these and if so, how were they? I would like to make an extra batch and freeze them for later for a quick meals. Any idea if they will taste good if I was to freeze them? Thanks. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 17, 2013

      I haven’t tried and they are so soft that I’m not sure how it would work out to freeze them. I’m just not sure; sorry I don’t have a clear answer for ya. Reply

  • diana
    February 10, 2013

    Do you think this would work as a filling for pelmeni? Im definitely making these for dinner tomorrow and I was also wondering what type of chicken meat do you use… I would think that the chicken breast would make it a little dry? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 10, 2013

      I believe this meat will work in pelmeni just fine. I use chicken breasts from Costco. Katleti are not dry, but I haven’t tested the meat with pelmeni. Let me know how they would turn out if when you make them. ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • Lily
    February 6, 2013

    Hey Natasha, just discovered your website. I have zero experience Cooking and I decided to start simple, my husband is Ukrainian and i don’t want him to keep going to the Russian store deli to eat , I wanna be able to make it myself.,so thank you!:) anyways I made these last night exactly by your instructions but it had flour even after I cooked them. so we’re pretty much eating them with flour on it. What did i do wrong?? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 6, 2013

      Make sure you dust off the extra flour by putting the katleta from one hand to another and then add a little more oil to your skillet; it may just be too dry. I haven’t run into that issue with these but that’s my best guess for how to fix it. Reply

  • Angelina
    January 26, 2013

    Very tasty dish! Loved it! Reply

  • yulia
    January 8, 2013

    SO delish! thank you for sharing! just made those w/ garlic and chives mashed potatoes ! yum!!!!! you are very inspiring ! i love your blog thank you Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 8, 2013

      That sounds like a perfect match for these kotleti ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • January 2, 2013

    Natasha – I made these for the family last night, but used ground turkey breast meat. I’ll add a bit more milk to soften the breadcrumbs to start with next time, but these tasted lovely.
    Thank you for sharing the recipe! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 2, 2013

      So glad you enjoyed the recipe ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • creativeladys
    December 29, 2012

    Can you write me the name of brand for chicken ground?? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 29, 2012

      I grind my own usually but Foster Farms brand is pretty good too. I hope this helps ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • Vera
    December 22, 2012

    I made these today and they turned out really good. Reply

  • Lena
    November 8, 2012

    I’ve made these a few times and my kids love them. ๐Ÿ™‚ my daughter is really picky about anything to do with meat so this is a great recipe. Thanks for your hard work on this site. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 8, 2012

      My son calls them “big chicken nuggets” :). You are welcome Lena. Reply

  • Ilonka
    November 5, 2012

    These katleti are winners! Very very moist and tasty. Perfect for adults AND kids. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 5, 2012

      You are welcome Ilona ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

      • Nelli
        October 11, 2013

        Hello Natasha, what can I substitute the sour cream with? Will milk work? Thank you for the advice Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          October 11, 2013

          You can use milk just use a little less so it doesn’t get watery ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • October 29, 2012

    Oh, I am dreaming about this kotlets already!!! Reply

  • Katya
    October 17, 2012

    Every time I make this recipe, there are never any leftovers. Thank you Natasha ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 17, 2012

      You are welcome Katya, I’m glad that you liked them ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • Julie P.
    October 10, 2012

    Made these kotletki tonight, they were delicious! Totally reminded me of my mom’s kotleti and that is a high standard to meet ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much Natasha! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 11, 2012

      You are welcome Julie. I made double portion of them yesterday, my son calls them big chicken nuggets :). Reply

  • Ksusha
    September 10, 2012

    I just made kotleti last night and they were a huge success !!! We all absolutely loved them, this is the best recipe ever ! Thanks again for sharing your great recipes !!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 11, 2012

      Oh awesome!! That’s quite a review ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much! Reply

  • Rita
    September 9, 2012

    Wow, they were one of the best kotleti I have ever tried. I tripled the receipe and they were still gone. Thank you very much Natasha… you are amazing Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 9, 2012

      Your comment made smile Rita, you are very welcome ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • Olga G
    September 7, 2012

    These were delicious! My kids ate them up which is a huge plus! Thanks for the recipe. Reply

  • vikulya
    August 22, 2012

    Deliciously amazing!!!!
    I was always sure that pure chicken kotleti are dry. Not any more. They are soooo good. And fast ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 22, 2012

      I’m so glad you loved the recipe ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • anna
    August 22, 2012

    Your welcome. You are not losing much by ordering it from amazon if you need it anyway, it is 9.99$ at my wholefoods for that box. Reply

  • anna
    August 22, 2012

    Whole Foods has it, but i also believe most supermarkets have it.
    http://www.amazon.com/Ener-G-Egg-Replacer—-16/dp/B0014DZGUQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1345651598&sr=8-1&keywords=ener+g+egg

    That is the stuff i use. I never did Kotleti with it before, i figured i will try it because you said your son calls these big chicken nuggets so i figured the texture would be close enough for my son to try them. He still refused but i do think these are texturally very close and fluffy inside , i assume because of the lactic acids in milk and sour cream there is further breakdown of the proteins so the result is a lot more fluffier instead of dense. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 22, 2012

      Thanks Anna! Surprisingly I haven’t been able to find an egg replacer. Every egg substitute I’ve found was made with real egg white or real eggs. I’ll check the one on Amazon since we don’t have a whole foods yet. Thank you! Reply

  • anna
    August 22, 2012

    I do 2/3 chicken 1/3 turkey. Never added sour cream before but i do love the difference. I do these without eggs (i use egg replacer). I always hope my DS will eat them but he still refuses to even try them….. I love the sour cream though , this will be my permanent addition now. I also add a few garlic gloves and I limit my bread/bread crumbs but still this is great! Thanks for the sour cream idea! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 22, 2012

      Where do you buy egg replacer? Reply

  • Irina
    August 22, 2012

    Will be making them for my daughter today.. can’t wait! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 22, 2012

      I hope she loves them! ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • Nella
    August 21, 2012

    I will have to try all chicken next time. I always do 1/2 chicken 1/2 pork. And I’m curious what difference sour cream and milk will make…never added those to katleti. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 21, 2012

      You are welcome Nella ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • This is a sad confession, but I have never make kathleti. The ground beef turned me off, but now that I know I can make these with chicken I can’t wait to try ’em! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 20, 2012

      This is definitely a good recipe to start with! Reply

  • Lena
    August 19, 2012

    Ooo looks yummy!.. Will try this week for sure!… What’s the difference between the Panko bread crumbs and the progresso bread crumbs?.. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 19, 2012

      The panko bread crumbs are a little larger in texture and they are white. I think the progresso bread crumbs would work if that’s what you have ๐Ÿ™‚ I use them in other katleti recipes. Reply

      • anna
        August 22, 2012

        Progresso usually have more sodium from what i remember when i used them-i always reduced salt- they can become too salty otherwise. Panko is usually less salty and use less progresso for same amount of panko. Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          August 22, 2012

          Oh thats a good point!! Thank you! Reply

  • Natella
    August 18, 2012

    Good job with the blog Natasha and thank you for very good dishes!
    Wanted to share that I make kotleti with ground turkey and steam them in a ‘manti steamer’. I’m from Kazakhstan originally and we have a steamed dished called manti (meat, onions, pumpkin, spices, all inside dough, sort of looks like big pel’men’ :))

    Also, do you have any suggestion for the sauce you would use with kotleti? Thank you! Reply

  • August 17, 2012

    Hi Natasha!
    Thank you for sharing my recipe. This is one of my husband’s favorite dishes:)
    I would love to meet you in person someday too. If only we lived closer… Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 17, 2012

      Maybe we will see each other at a BlogHer conference one day. I would love to go to the next one! It was in New York this year and that’s just way too far away and I don’t know anyone in New York and would probably get lost. ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • inessa
    August 17, 2012

    Thanks Natasha for the recipe, Although I have made few changes… did not have panko so I used oatmeal, and added half of a grated zucchini,.. Turned out very very good.. I think the milk and the sour cream are the trick to this recipe.. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 17, 2012

      Yumm grated zucchini sounds really good! Thanks for the tip! Reply

  • vikulya
    August 17, 2012

    Natashka, dear, thank you. I just need to buy few things that I am missing. But I am drolling to try these yummies)
    P.s. I got a wonderful set of pots and pans Rachael Ray brand. Hard adonized version. I looove the set and it comes with good fitting lids. I think you can buy the pans separately. Hope it helps. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 17, 2012

      Oh thank you for sharing! I’ll pass that along to the gal that asked. ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

      • Paramitha Nasimova
        August 19, 2012

        Thank you! That’s very helping ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • Hope
    August 17, 2012

    does this take a while?:):):) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 17, 2012

      15-20 min, might be little longer if you grind your own chicken. I would get all the ingredients out first so that you don’t have to look for them later ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • Paramitha Nasimova
    August 17, 2012

    Hi Natasha! Again perfect recipe for my son ๐Ÿ˜€ May I know your skillet brand? I like it cos u have perfect lid for that skillet, usually they come up without lid. Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜€ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 17, 2012

      Oh bummer, mine were Circulon but they also did not have lids. I used the lids from my other sets which were from Coscto. Sorry that probably doesn’t help you much. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 17, 2012

      See Vikulyas comment below ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • August 16, 2012

    Yum!!! This is a different way to enjoy chicken katleti:))) I like how everybody has their own style of cooking:-) I add potato in mine. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 16, 2012

      Thanks for the tip Lea, I will that next time ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

      • ะฎะปะธั ะœะฐั€ั‚ะธะฝ
        October 14, 2013

        My grandma add potato too but I like Natasha’s way Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          October 14, 2013

          Do you mean grated raw or mashed potato? Reply

    • Tatiana
      February 7, 2015

      Yes, my mother always grated a raw potato into the chicken as the binder, Makes it so tender! Also, she used chopped green onion instead. Now I have to make some for supper tonight. ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

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