Mushroom & Spinach Chicken Patties

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As of late I’ve been missing foods like falafel, baba ganoush, tabouli… see a theme here? All the delicious Mediterranean treats that are grain, legume or nightshade based. I miss the mix of flavors & textures, the zest of lemon- but most of all how satisfying they are. With this thought floating around my consciousness I labored in the kitchen doing meal prep & cooking for a new AIP client. The result was a array of equally clean, complex & fresh meals! These patties among them.

Extraordinarily simple to make, with just one extra step to really make them pop, the protein patties are perfect for parties with a yummy aioli, a top a salad or even on your breakfast plate.

 

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Mushroom & Spinach Chicken Patties

  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 30
  • Yield: 5

Ingredients

  • 1lb Ground Organic Chicken
  • 7 cremini mushrooms
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 oz lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp tapioca starch
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt + pepper to taste, I use about a tsp each

Instructions

  1. Peel your garlic & dice it with the mushrooms.
  2. Heat a skillet with 1 tbsp olive oil.
  3. Once hot add in mushrooms & garlic.
  4. Cook stirring often until mushrooms are tender, then add in spinach and stir a few times until wilted.
  5. Remove from heat and transfer sauteed veggies to food processor.
  6. Pulse with 1 tbsp olive oil, lemon juice & zest.
  7. Set aside until cooled.
  8. In a large bowl mix ground chicken, salt, pepper & tapioca starch.
  9. Add in cooled vegetable mix and coconut flour.
  10. Mix well.
  11. Let sit for a few minutes.
  12. The mix should be moist but without any pooling fluid.
  13. Shape 5, 4oz patties.
  14. In the same skillet where you cooked the mushroom & garlic, heat a little oil.
  15. Place patties in skillet with enough room to flip them.
  16. They will be too delicate for tongs, you will need to use a spatula.
  17. Cook on medium heat until golden brown on the bottom & flip- repeat.
  18. Internal temp should be 174F.
  19. Serve hot or store for awesome food prep!

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