Chicken and Buckwheat Patties (Kotleti)

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Chicken and Buckwheat Patties - loaded with healthy protein, grains & greens! So yummy! @natashaskitchen
These Chicken and buckwheat patties are a meal in themselves - loaded with grains, protein and even greens! It's glorious if you can get your kids to eat them and our son did which made my heart go pitter-pat. He enjoyed these dipped in ranch. My Mama-in-law shared this recipe with us. I love how she gets so creative in the kitchen. These are quite a healthy treat!
Author: Natasha of
Skill Level: Medium
Cost to Make: $13-$15


Ingredients for Patties:

  • 2 cups cooked buckwheat click for cooking tutorial *Note: 1 cup raw buckwheat = 2 cups cooked
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 5 oz fresh spinach
  • 1 medium head of broccoli
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp of Sour Cream or Mayo
  • 1/4 cup Plain Bread Crumbs we used Panko
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For Breading & Sautéing:

  • 1 cup Italian bread crumbs to coat finished patties
  • Oil to saute we used Extra Light olive oil


  1. Cut broccoli into florets and pulse in a food processor until finely chopped then transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Chop and saute spinach on a hot skillet with 1 Tbsp oil for few minutes or just until soft, then add to the same mixing bowl.
  3. In the bowl of a food processor (or using a meat grinder), grind together buckwheat and chicken breasts then transfer to the mixing bowl.
  4. Finely dice/mince onion (a food processor makes it easy) and add to the mixing bowl. Finally, add 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs, 1 egg, 1 Tbsp of Sour Cream or Mayo. Season with salt and pepper to taste (we used 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper) then thoroughly mix until combined.
  5. Form oval patties, dip them on both sides in Italian bread crumbs and cook on a well-oiled skillet over medium heat, flipping 4-5 times during the process until cooked through.