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Baked Katleti Recipe (Russian Baked Chicken Patties) – Котлеты


Katleti are Russian style meatballs.  They are golden and crispy on the outside, moist and tender on the inside. It is a very popular comfort food in Russia. Katleti are usually served with a tasty side dish like mashed potatoes, salad, and rice or pasta.  It can be added in your soup or you have it in a sandwich. 


The preparation of Katleti is very versatile. You can choose any type of ground meat that suits your taste and add your favorite spices to make these your very own specialty Katleti.Here is one of my succulent steamed Katleti recipes:



2lb ground chicken

1 egg

1/2 cup bread crumbs- Italian style

2 Tbsp. Heavy cream

1/4 cup fresh dill- chopped

3 cloves garlic-c rushed

Salt and pepper

oil for frying


In a bowl combine ground chicken, egg, cream, bread crumbs, and garlic; season with salt and pepper; mix until everything is combined.

Form katleti about  the size of an egg and flat them with your palms, place them in to the flat platter.

You will have approximately 20-25 katleti. In a large skillet heat about 2 tablespoons of oil over high heat and sauté the katleti (flipping ones) until golden browned, on both sides. Take them out and continue with rest of the batch.

At this point katleti are not completely cooked.

Preheat your oven to 400 F.

Place katleti into a casserole (baking) dish. Pour 1/2 cup chicken stock over the catleti, cover dish with foil and bake for 25 minutes or until they cooked.

Serve katleti warm with mashed potato,  rice or pasta and salad.


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{ 10 comments… add one }
  • alana 07/26/2012, 3:15 PM

    sweetie thank u!

    • Inessa 07/26/2012, 3:21 PM

      You are welcome Alana… Enjoy 🙂

  • Lea@ Leascooking 07/26/2012, 10:04 PM

    Oh these kotleti sounds so good!!! I love that you add whipping cream. I will add it to mine kotleti too. And to bake em is going to be so much better and juicier. Kotleti are favorite Russian classic food. Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nadia 07/29/2012, 10:04 PM

    I can already taste how good they are,yum!!!!

    • Inessa 07/29/2012, 10:08 PM

      Thank you Nadia 🙂
      They defiantly are delicious.

  • Inessa 07/29/2012, 10:05 PM

    Thank you Lea.
    Cream makes katleti juicy and moist.

  • Cooking Recipes 07/31/2012, 1:10 AM

    Good awesome recipe made from chicken!!! Thanks for sharing it online….

  • Kailin 09/13/2012, 7:16 AM

    These were my favorite when I lived in Russia. Thank you for posting the recipe, I cannot wait to make them on my own!

    • Inessa 09/13/2012, 11:57 AM

      Kailin, you are welcome, those are big hit in my family…
      Give them a try and let me know 🙂

  • Lorka 06/03/2016, 7:53 PM

    when do I need to add the dill in the recipe???

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