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Russian Ground chicken cutlet

Russian Ground Chicken Cutlet - Kotlety Pozharskie

Moist and tender, this ground chicken cutlet recipe comes from Russia. Easy, quick, and absolutely delicious!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 32 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Russian
Servings 3 people


  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 2 slices white bread cut off the crusts
  • ½ cup milk
  • 6 tablespoon butter divided
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • ¼ ts nutmeg
  • ½ ts salt
  • ½ ts pepper


  • Remove the crusts from the bread slices. Soak in milk for approximately 15 minutes. After soaking, squeeze out the milk, and place on the side.
    Bread soaking in milk
  • Soften 4 tablespoon of butter.
  • Meanwhile, add your ground chicken to a large mixing bowl. Add nutmeg, salt, pepper, 4 tablespoon of softened butter, and the bread (milk has been squeezed out). Mix very lightly with your hands (do not overdo it!). Once mixed form into cutlets (should be enough for 6.)
    Ground chicken bread and spices
  • Dip each cutlet into the breadcrumbs making sure the entire cutlet is covered.
  • Warm up a large skillet to med-high. Add the remaining 2 tablespoon of butter, and once melted add your cutlets. Cook approximately 6 minutes on each side, or until browned.
    Russian ground chicken cutlets pan frying


Serve these delicious cutlets with some creamed spinach and mushrooms, and of course with egg noodles!  This is a dish the whole family will enjoy!  
Keyword Chicken
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