If you want to find out the best methods or recipes on how to cook frozen grilled chicken patties, I will show you how to.
Let’s assume you have leftover grilled chicken patties lying frozen in your deep freezer.
They probably were store-bought or homemade and you have been planning on making a new dish with them.
It brings us to the question “how do I cook my frozen grilled patties?”. You are in luck as this article has been written to answer your question.
You can cook it alone or as an accompaniment with other dishes. Although you have to first, defrost it using an oven or air fryer.
Frozen foods are part of our everyday lives. We freeze most foods ranging from raw foods, boiled foods, fried foods, and even grilled foods.
Some animal farms or companies produce these patties in bulk for retail. And they are usually sold to consumers in a frozen state.
Grilled chicken patties are made by grilling a mixture of ingredients.
- Ground chicken,
- Chopped onions,
- Minced garlic,
- Red bell pepper,
- Kosher salt,
- Breadcrumbs molded into patties.
These patties are grilled until they turn brown on both sides or are fully cooked.
There are myriads of options to choose from when you want to cook frozen chicken patties.
Read this blog to the end and let us explore the best ways to cook and enjoy our chicken.
Note: These chicken patties are usually fully cooked so you only have to focus on reheating them until their internal temperature gets to 165” F.
How to Cook Frozen Grilled Chicken Patties
Before you begin preparing your patties with other dishes, you must first cook them out of their frozen state.
You can’t work with frozen chicken, can you? Let’s go through how we can cook them first.
You can cook your chicken patties with the oven.
This method will have you cook your patties from their frozen state without any need for prior thawing.
You have to preheat the oven to over 300” F.
Grease your pan with little butter or olive oil. Place the patties inside a greased pan and do not place them on top of each other.
Leave the pan uncovered and place it in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Check the internal temperature of the chicken with a food thermometer.
Note: Make sure it is over 165” F before removing the chicken patties from the oven.
Another effective option to consider, when you want to cook your frozen grilled patties, is the air-fryer.
This method is arguably the best because it leaves your patties hot and crispy in no time.
It is similar to oven-cooking but there is no greasing involved. You would first need to preheat your air fryer to 400” F.
Then place the chicken patties inside in one layer separately from each other and cook for 5 minutes.
Flip to the other side and cook for another five minutes. There you have it! A bowl of hot crispy chicken patties.
Tip: You can either enjoy the crispy chicken patties alone or as an accompaniment with other dishes.
We just learned how to cook our chicken patties from the frozen state. Now how do we cook chicken patties as a whole meal?
When I say whole meal, I mean balanced dishes with other accompaniments.
I don’t know if you would prefer to eat your cooked chicken patties alone.
Or maybe you would want to make it into another dish entirely. If you want the latter, let me give you some ideas:
Grilled Chicken Patties With Spaghetti
This is a spaghetti dish prepared with chicken patties. First, you need to boil some spaghetti in salted water.
Then pour the cooked spaghetti on the chicken patties. Top it with some mozzarella and melt everything together inside your oven.
You can add some broccoli, tomatoes, sauce, and parmesan cheese. Your meal is ready.
Grilled Chicken Patties With Noodles
This dish tastes very delicious and you should certainly try this combination out.
Boil some noodles inside water, drain the water and set aside. Then coat it with Alfredo sauce or any preferred sauce.
Mix it with some veggies like carrots, green bell pepper, broccoli, and minced garlic.
Place your hot grilled chicken patties on the plate. Then pour the coated noodles beside it and enjoy your meal instantly.
Buffalo Chicken Tortilla Wraps
This dish is similar to most of the chicken wraps you have eaten before if you are a chicken lover.
You have to shred your grilled chicken patties inside a plate and pour your already made buffalo sauce on your chicken.
You can use any sauce but I prefer the tasty buffalo sauce. Then mix it thoroughly until you have the entire meat coated in sauce.
Spread your flour tortilla on a plate and add your mixture, some blue cheese dressing, tomatoes, and lettuce.
Wrap your tortilla and secure it with a toothpick and it’s ready to enjoy.
Grilled Chicken Patty Parmesan
This dish is quick and easy to prepare and very ideal for kids. Get a casserole dish and line it up with spaghetti sauce or marinara sauce.
Place your chicken patties inside this dish and ensure they are not placed on top of each other.
Sprinkle mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese over the chicken patties. Leave it in the oven for 20 minutes until they are melted over.
Tip: Serve alone or with your favorite pasta.
Chicken Patties With Fruit Salad
This is a very healthy choice as you get to combine your vitamin-loaded fruits with your crispy chicken.
You only need to get your favorite fruits like watermelon, cucumber, pineapple, banana, etc. Dice these fruits up and place them on a plate.
Slice your hot chicken patties into another place and serve them alongside each other.
Chicken Patties With Mashed Potatoes
This delicious meal is ideal for kids and adults alike. Get some potatoes, cut them into halves and boil in salted water until it gets soft.
While boiling, add cream cheese, butter, cream, garlic, scallions, and salt and pepper, and stir it occasionally.
Drain the potatoes and mash them inside the pot until it’s all incorporated and creamy.
Cut your grilled chicken patties into smaller slices, put them on your mashed potatoes, and serve instantly.
Chicken Patties With Roasted Broccoli
This is a very simple and easy dish to make. Just place your broccoli inside a bowl, then coat it with olive oil and minced garlic.
Roast your broccoli inside the air-fryer for 15 minutes and set it aside.
Slice your grilled chicken patties and pour them beside your broccoli.
Enjoy your meal instantly.
Chicken Patties With Paratha
This is an exotic dish to prepare with your frozen chicken patties. You need to shred your patties into smaller pieces and set them aside.
Then you get a pan and heat some olive oil, add chopped onions, chicken stock, and the shredded chicken patties.
Cook for 3 minutes before adding your pizza sauce, garlic powder, ginger powder, green chili flakes, and mayonnaise.
Then let it cook for another 3 minutes.
Cut your Paratha into a triangular shape and add the chicken mixture in the middle and press the sides to close it up.
Fry the Parathas in shallow oil and serve hot.
Ever wondered how to cook frozen grilled chicken patties out of its frozen state? Then the oven heating and the air fryer are an excellent choice.
There are myriads of options on how to cook your chicken patties.
And I have given you a few of those options.
So it is actually left for you to decide which is more preferable for you on how to cook frozen grilled chicken patties.
Chicken patties are delicious when enjoyed alone or alongside other dishes.
I hope you explore and enjoy all these recipes that you can prepare with your grilled chicken patties.
You would definitely discover your favorite dish amongst all.
Let me know which of the recipe you will try.