Next time you're craving a chicken patty sandwich, remember you can use the patties for more than that. Whether you like them breaded or grilled, they are a quick and easy way to make a variety of tasty meals for the family.
Frozen Chicken Patties
You can find frozen chicken patties in the freezer section of your local grocery store. Usually, these are already fully cooked, so all you have to do is heat them through until they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit, as directed by the Department of Health and Human Services.
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Usually considered the ideal choice for a chicken patty sandwich, there's so much more you can do with them. You can make a frozen chicken patty casserole, toss them in barbecue or buffalo sauce to add more flavor before adding them to your favorite recipes, chop them up and add them to salads and more.
You can also make a variety of recipes using frozen breaded chicken tenders, rather than frozen chicken patties.
According to the USDA, a single breaded Tyson chicken fillet (80 grams) contains 192 calories, 12 grams of protein, 11 grams of fat, 12 grams of carbohydrates and 1 gram of fiber.
The USDA says a 3-ounce (85 grams) portion of grilled boneless skinless chicken breast contains 126 calories, 25 grams of protein, 3 grams of fat and no carbohydrates or fiber. In terms of health, it's better to avoid breaded chicken and opt for grilled or baked over fried.
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Tyson Chicken Patty Parmesan Recipe
If you love chicken parmesan but hate all the work that goes into breading and preparing the chicken, you can still get a great meal in a fraction of the time by using a Tyson chicken patty parmesan recipe.
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Place frozen chicken patties on a baking sheet. Cook for 18 to 22 minutes. While the chicken patties are heating, prepare spaghetti pasta and sauce.
Place chicken patty on a bed of spaghetti pasta. Top with marinara sauce. If desired, melt a slice of mozzarella or provolone cheese on top before serving.
Alternatively, you can also microwave the frozen chicken patties for this recipe. Heat a single filet on high for 1 ½ to two minutes. If you're heating two fillets, cook for two to 2 ½ minutes, and if you're heating three fillets, heat for three minutes. Let stand for one to two minutes before serving.
You can also pan-fry breaded chicken, to give it a bit more crispiness for your chicken patty sandwich. However, if you use too much oil, the breading could end up being soggy. You'll be adding more fat to the overall recipe this way, too.
Not in the mood for pasta? Turn the Tyson chicken patty parmesan recipe into a sandwich, using your favorite garlic bread or bun.
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Make Your Own Chicken Patties
Here's a frozen chicken patty recipe you can use to make your own healthier version to use in recipes and your chicken patty sandwiches.
Start with ground chicken, and season to taste with your desired flavors. Add an egg and some bread crumbs to ensure the chicken will form into patties. Because of the naturally low fat in chicken breast, the egg and breadcrumbs help it stick together.
As a general rule, you can get four patties out of 1 pound of ground meat. If you want to bread the patties, roll them in breadcrumbs, dip them in milk and roll in breadcrumbs again.
No matter which frozen chicken patty recipe you use, bake the patties until they've reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Allow to cool. Serve as desired, or freeze for later use. You can also freeze the patties before cooking, as long as you cook them through before eating.
If you don't want to start your frozen chicken patty recipe with ground chicken breast, you can also make patties out of cooked shredded chicken that you form into patties before breading. When it comes to eating chicken leftovers, patties and nuggets can last up to four days in the refrigerator.