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Chicken and corn patties

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Yield: 24

200g chicken breast – minced
1/3 large fresh corn-on-the-cob (refer to note 1)
3 pieces of water chestnuts – finely diced
10 strings of fine French beans – finely diced
1 small red onion (about 60g) – minced
½ cup normal breadcrumb/ panko crumb (Japanese breadcrumb)
2 ½ tbsp cornflour
1 large egg (lightly beaten)
2 tsp cooking oil (I used olive oil)

1 tsp salt
¾ tsp sugar
¼ tsp paprika (optional)
Dash of pepper


  1. Put chicken breast, sweet corns, water chestnuts, fine French beans and red onion into a mixing bowl and combine well. Add in breadcrumb and cornflour to the mixture.
  2. Add in egg, seasoning and oil. Stir in one direction until the batter is well distributed.
  3. Heat a little oil in a non-stick pan. Drop1 tablespoonful of batter into the pan and flatten slightly with a spatula/ fork. Lower heat and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Cook the patties in batches. (refer to note 2)
  4. Transfer patties to a serving plate lined with kitchen paper. Best to serve warm with dipping sauce.


  1. Remove the outer leaves and thin hairs (silk), wash and rinse and then carefully run a knife down the cob to cut out the corns.
  2. Keep the patties manageable at a heaped tablespoon. Too large a patty will take longer to cook and the patty may break up. Use a spoon to scoop the batter and a fork to scrape the batter into the pan.
  3. There is no need to pre-cook the fresh corns.


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  1. Joanne says:

    I wasn’t big on veggies as a kid but I would eat ANYTHING in patty form! These look delicious with the corn and the chicken!

  2. These look so good and so healthy!! So much better than chicken nuggets!

  3. These patties look excellent! So are the photos (as always!).

  4. mycookinghut says:

    Love your chicken and corn patties, these are great for tea time!

  5. kongkay says:

    nice one! recipe, presentation and photography.

  6. KY says:

    I’m always looking out for school lunch ideas. This is great, thanks!

  7. These pretty patties are good for my afternoon tea. Lovely!

  8. tigerfish says:

    I like most kinds of patties cos they are savory food 🙂 …and love bicolor corn too.

  9. Little Inbox says:

    I always have problem to get a nice shots on patties, cuz I make mine too big, and messy, hehe…
    You method of presenting the patties is great.

  10. Spencer says:

    These look delicious to me as well, though I’m sure that toddlers would be sure to clean their plate. Great idea and I love your blog!

  11. Alice says:

    Lovely! I agreed with you that kids just love patties… like Sean too! 😀 Looks like I have another recipe to try on! 😉

  12. peanutts says:

    yummm, this is sure to be a great kid pleaser, which is what i need right now. Trying to get my usually fuss free son to eat , he does eat just not very enthusuatic.Any ideas? gorgeous photoes by the way 🙂

  13. This finger food looks great! I’ll keep this recipe and make it for party. Thanks for sharing!

  14. noobcook says:

    healthy and delicious looking nibbles! wow, you used fresh corn. lazy me always use frozen or packet corn in my cooking >_<

  15. LCOM says:

    Delicious! My daughters would love this! 🙂

  16. Anh says:

    These make great nibbles as well!! yum!

  17. My hubs is not a huge fan of corn, may be I should cook this to incorporate some corn into his diet! heheh

  18. LK these look SO good I’m definitely going to try them! And reminds me of a corn fritter recipe that I like…Oh yes I absolutely HEART that picture of the corn. Beautiful!

  19. I must bookmark this recipe. It sounds amazing. Love all the healthy ingredients you pack into these chicken nuggets.

  20. These look great for kids and grown-ups alike! I love serving little patties like this at parties.

  21. These patties look so appetizing, bet these will be popular with both kids and adults alike 🙂

  22. Luffie says:

    I just tried this recipe and it was a HIT with the dear daughter.
    She gobbled sooo many of those patties.
    I am going to try the recipe but I am going to try baking the patties. I am definitely going to try your other recipes. Thank you.

  23. lauren says:

    I plan on making these this week! For grownups 🙂 What do you suggest to serve with them, if they are part of dinner. Thanks!

    • food-4tots says:

      Lauren: Thanks for trying this recipe. These patties are great as starter/ appetizer and best to accompany with some salads. Hope you will like this idea. 😉

  24. Karen says:

    I made these for my fussy daughter because (1) she loves chicken and (2) she loves corn. I diced the french beans & water chestnut into very tiny pieces because I didn’t know if she would love those.

    And surprisingly, my daughter loved them! Because she’s only 2, I made these really small.

    Going to make it for a todder’s party next week! Thanks for this recipe! Now I’m going to browse around for more recipes to try.

    I’m a new reader and definitely a fan!

    • food-4tots says:

      Karen: I’m so happy that your little gal loved them. Hope it will be well-received in your upcoming toddler’s party too! Thanks for your kind support and being my fan. 😉

  25. Maribel says:

    Sounds delicious! Going to have to try this. Is the chicken pre-cooked or raw?

  26. Paik Ling says:

    My tots loved this!!! Thanks so much for yet another wonderful recipe (that works!).

  27. lingzie says:

    hey i just made these for myself today (but used minced chicken, corn and some diced red peppers, and added in the bread crumbs, egg and some chives) all i can say is YUMMY! 🙂

  28. Ling says:

    Hi, will it be ok if I subsititute minced pork instead of minced chicken?

  29. Grace says:

    I tried these today. Very yummy ;D. My kids like it. Yippie!
    I added diced Japanese cucumber, crunchy!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  31. D says:

    How do you suggest “mincing” the chicken?
    Can this be cooked on a cast iron skillet?

    • food-4tots says:

      D: You can cut the chicken into small pieces and then chop until fine. Otherwise, you can use a food processor to do the job. Yes, you can use a cast iron skillet. Happy trying!! 😉

  32. Simona says:

    Isn’t easier to just get ground chicken? Is that ok for this?

  33. Carla says:

    These sound delicious. I can’t wait to try them for my grand kids. Have you tried freezing them? Do you think they would freeze well?

    • food-4tots says:

      Carla: I haven’t tried freezing them but it sounds possible to freeze them. Make the patties, put them on a baking sheet lined with aluminium foil and then freeze for 2-3 hours until solid. Then transfer to a zip lock bag. You can freeze them for 3-4 days. Cook them direct from frozen. You may need to extra 30 seconds of cooking time. Make sure the patties are cooked well. Happy trying! Hope your grand kids will love them! 😉

  34. sjatan14 says:

    Just cooked these little delights. They. Are. Delicious!

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  36. Wow, this dish looks very tempting. I will try this for my kids. They will love this.
    Thank You.

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