Russian Draniki with Chicken


Explore the delightful fusion of traditional Russian cuisine with a twist in Russian Draniki with Chicken. Draniki, or crispy potato pancakes, are a beloved staple in Russia. In this delicious variation, they are paired with tender, seasoned chicken, creating a dish that's both comforting and uniquely flavorful. It's a perfect blend of hearty potatoes and succulent chicken, making each bite a memorable experience.

Russian Draniki with Chicken

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 2-3 draniki with chicken

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 350 kcal
  • Protein: 20g
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 500mg


  • Chicken breast, thinly sliced: 400g (14 ounces)
  • Potatoes, grated: 500g (1.1 pounds)
  • Onion, finely chopped: 1 medium
  • Eggs: 2
  • All-purpose flour: 50g (1.76 ounces)
  • Garlic cloves, minced: 2
  • Sour cream, for serving
  • Fresh dill, chopped for garnish
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Prepare Draniki Batter: Mix grated potatoes, chopped onion, eggs, flour, salt, and pepper to form a batter.
  2. Cook Draniki: Heat oil in a skillet. Spoon batter to form pancakes and fry until golden on both sides.
  3. Cook Chicken: Season chicken with salt, pepper, and garlic. In another skillet, cook the chicken until golden and cooked through.
  4. Serve: Place chicken on top of draniki. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and garnish with dill.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Squeeze Potatoes: Remove as much moisture as possible from the grated potatoes for crispier draniki.
  • Even Thickness: Ensure draniki are of even thickness for uniform cooking.
  • Keep Warm: Keep draniki warm in the oven while you cook the chicken.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I bake draniki instead of frying? 

Yes, for a healthier version, bake them until crispy.

How to store leftovers? 

Store in the refrigerator and reheat in a skillet or oven.

Can I add other seasonings to the chicken? 

Feel free to experiment with different herbs and spices.