The Best Chicken Patties

The most delicious, best chicken patties without the need for any flours or grains! Gluten free, paleo friendly and so easy, it will be a guaranteed favourite! Easy to adapt for those following a low carb, high protein lifestyle!

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Confession- I originally wanted to call this recipe ‘The juiciest chicken patties’ but something about the word ‘juiciest’ just didn’t vibe well. 

I’ve had my fair share of chicken patties before and feel like calling these ‘The Best’ chicken patties is totally warranted. 

Throughout primary and high school, the rare occasions I would be allowed to by my school lunch from the canteen, I would always order the chicken burger. It came in a day old bun, slathered with mayonnaise and with the most pathetic excuse for lettuce inside. However, amidst the pathetic additions, it was the chicken patty which made it all worth it. Juicy, flavourful and so moreish- I’d always be left wanting more. 

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During my final two years of high school, one of my friend’s mum’s volunteered several days a week at our school canteen. I reckon it’s safe to assume I’d eaten one of the chicken burgers once a week, every school week for the past four years. My maths is borderline embarrassing but let’s assume I’d eaten around 100 of these burgers.

100 burgers x $5.50 = $550. 

I could have bought 1/4 of a plane ticket to America with that money. Alas, I was young, hungry and liked my damn burgers! I was so in love with the chicken patties, I asked my friend to get his mum to find out what brand they used, as I was on a new mission to buy it in bulk so I could make them at home for myself. Being the good friend he was (Okay, I may have begged), he got the details for me and off I was to hunt them down. Ironically, they were a generic supermarket brand which sold them to our canteen in bulk. Ever since then, I stopped buying the chicken patties and made them at home myself in my own oven and with my own pathetic excuse for lettuce. That means, there was no lettuce. 

I’m not sure when that obsession stopped, but it must have been once I started university and moved to other edible delicacies- Like McDonalds burgers, Burger King Burgers and anything edible at 3am on a Saturday morning.

The Best Chicken Patties- Hands down, the ultimate chicken patties- Juicy, thick and so flavourful without the need for any grains, flours or additives- #paleo #glutenfree #grainfree and better than take out! -thebigmansworld.com @thebigmansworld.com

A couple of weeks ago I was craving one of those chicken patties and went to hunt them down while at the Supermarkets. I found them and checked out the ingredient list. Friends, they were ridiculously delicious because it was 35% chicken and the rest of it was lies, ponies, unicorns and topped off with MSG.

NO THANKS (Unless it was 3am Sunday morning and my thought process was compromised). The solution? Make my own. 

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These are the best chicken patties because they are juicy, flavourful and contain more than 35% chicken. They aren’t deep fried, don’t need any grain based binder and are delicious in burgers, chopped over a salad or eaten with vegetables and potatoes at night. The key to the perfect, juicy chicken patty is making the ground chicken yourself. Don’t be intimidated by it- All you need is a food processor or high speed blender and voila- You’ll have the chicken minced and spices incorporated all ready to get the patty treatment! For those of you irked by this, you can definitely use store bought ground chicken but I’d highly recommend ones which have some fat in it- We don’t want dry patties here! 

The Best Chicken Patties- Hands down, the ultimate chicken patties- Juicy, thick and so flavourful without the need for any grains, flours or additives- #paleo #glutenfree #grainfree and better than take out! -thebigmansworld.com @thebigmansworld.com

Also, I was tossing up between turkey or chicken but a poll on Facebook made chicken the winner…for dinner. I tried it out with turkey too and although not as flavourful, it definitely still worked and was delicious!

Make the best chicken patties tonight and be thankful that you’re patty is 35% chicken. I mean 100% chicken. I mean 99% chicken plus herbs.

I’ll shut up now.

The Best Chicken Patties
Serves 4
The most delicious, best chicken patties without the need for any flours or grains! Gluten free, paleo friendly and so easy, it will be a guaranteed favourite! Easy to adapt for those following a low carb, high protein lifestyle!
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Ingredients
  1. 2 skinless chicken breast fillets, chopped into bite sized pieces
  2. 2 skinless chicken thigh fillets, chopped into bite sized pieces
  3. 1/2 large onion, chopped
  4. 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  5. 1 T cumin
  6. 1 tsp + sea salt (adjust to taste)
  7. 1 T smoked paprika
  8. 1 tsp sage
  9. 1 tsp pepper
  10. Oil for frying/grilling
Instructions
  1. In a food processor or powerful blender, add all the ingredients and blend very well.
  2. Remove from blender/food processor and form into 4 even sized patties.
  3. Coat a grill pan/frying pan with oil on medium heat. Once hot, add the patties and cook 3-5 minutes, until golden brown/slightly charred before flipping and repeating until fully cooked.
  4. Remove from pan and wrap in aluminium foil and allow to sit for 5 minutes before serving.
Notes
  1. I tried this out with pre ground turkey and chicken and they came out great, although not as juicy. If you go this route, I really recommend you don't choose the leanest cut.
  2. Patties can be cooled then frozen for up to two months.
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The Best Chicken Patties- Hands down, the ultimate chicken patties- Juicy, thick and so flavourful without the need for any grains, flours or additives- #paleo #glutenfree #grainfree and better than take out! -thebigmansworld.com @thebigmansworld.comHope you guys have an epic weekend- Eat well. Eat Happy. Make burgers.

Did you ever buy your lunch from the cafeteria/canteen? What was your go to order?

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62 thoughts on “The Best Chicken Patties

  1. Oh goodness, I dread to imagine what were in some of the meals that our canteen served back in the day – lord knows if the fries alone were 100% potatoes! You know my love for burgers and these definitely look like they hold their ‘ground’ (no pun intended ;))! I’m with you about Shake Shack- hands down one of the best burgers I’ve eaten till date. I might be biased because I was hungover but nonetheless, it hit the spot oh so well…don’t even get me started on their fries! Gah now I’m dreaming of a burger which sucks because they recently banned beef in Mumbai—> lame.com!

  2. Haha your posts always make me laugh, I wonder what sort of traffic you would be getting with words like juiciest 🙂 I was thinking about that yesterday when I was going to talk about a slumber party with my bestie and then I was like… Maybe not 🙂
    Is shake shake in Australia?
    Best burger I’ve had is from Velvet Burger in nz! Sooooo good! And juicy! Lol

  3. I haven’t had a chicken burger in forever. These look great though!
    Best burger I’ve ever had was cooked on a tiny charcoal grill by chef Riley on the back deck of our family’s old beach house (that we sadly no longer have). Something about a fresh charcoal-cooked burger when you’re at the beach is just so good!

  4. My secondary school made homemade scones and pancakes every day with butter (Well, nasty butter like spread) and jam…. So many people had them every day – I had them once a week when I was allowed a school lunch (packed lunches every other day). They were always hot, straight out of the oven – you can see why they were popular!
    Best burger I have had is from a chain in the UK called Gourmet Burger Kitchen – they do a bunless burger with amazing sweet potato fries!!

  5. Ahhh chicken burgers are my favourite!! I almost always have them stashed in my freezer. These look pretty perfect. I’ve never had Shake Shack but everyone says it’s the best soooo I need to get on that. Yet another thing that needs to come to Canada…

  6. OMG, if I added up all the money I’ve spent on burgers, I could probably do 10 round the world trips! haha a chicken burger is blasphemy – make me a beef one!

  7. I so appreciate that you went the chicken route instead of turkey — I feel like everyone and their mom is coming up with turkey burger recipes these days and as much as I like turkey, when it comes to dinner, I loveeee a good chicken recipe. I think you’re creating these recipes just for me, by the way haha but I will admit my TJ’s chicken burger, while flavorful, was kinda dry, so I’m taking your word for it that these won’t be! Great idea using thighs as well as the chicken breast…so much more flavor there!

    PS love that you casually use the word canteen. PPS how expensive is it to come to America?! Holy crap!!

  8. The canteen? My mind immediantly went to saloon when you said that… I don’t know why. I just picture elementary you striding up to some bar surrounded by outlaws and roughnecks… haha ok I’ll stop now.

    Make your own ground poultry with a food processor… dude, NEVER thought of that! That’s a pretty legit idea. I mean personally I find my patties that I use pre ground meat for are juicy enough…. but what if I’ve merely convinced myself that they are when really they aren’t? Whoa! Now that it is warm enough to grill… I might have to try this and see the difference! The best is a pretty bold statement, but I have faith you don’t toss that term lightly!

  9. I rarely bought food from my high school cafeteria because it was so overpriced. Every so often I would get a turkey and cheese sandwich on this really delicious bun though.

    I totally want to make these – I love that you included chicken thighs too. They’re so much more flavourful than the breasts! I’ve actually never tried grinding my own meat before, but that’s a good idea.

  10. Chicken patty sandwiches are one of my favorite things – I think because I get the carbs from the bread and still feel like it is healthy!!! These look awesome – I feel sure that my boys will all approve.

  11. How dumb of me, I’ve never once thought to just grind up my own chicken in a food processor. So smart because you are totally right – the preground stuff is sometimes not fatty enough for meatballs/patties. Thanks for lighting my lightbulb haha

  12. 100% awesome. (Ew, was that cheesy?) I used to get the fried chicken patty sandwiches from my cafeteria, and the “meat” inside was more gray than the cloudy skies in NYC today. It also looked like my dish sponge. Why.
    I’m not sure if you meant Shake Shack or not, but I have yet to try Shake Shack burgers despite passing by it in Grand Central all the time. I need to take you to Bareburger WHEN you come visit me! 🙂 The bison burger with avocado, caramelized onions, chipotle mayo, and pepper jack cheese. Perfect.

  13. ahhh yes these look awesome! Im such a big fan of the Char-grilled Chicken Sandwich from Chik-fil-a but it’s loaded with antibiotics and nasty stuff. Gotta try these! Chicken anything is my fav!

  14. Dear Arman, I love chicken patties! These sound wonderful with all those spices…a healthy and delicious lunch. Right up my alley! Have a wonderful day my friend. Take care, Catherine

  15. I was curious, so looked up how many days are in an Australian school year and its 200 so…

    200 x 4= 800 x $5.50 = $4400

    So oops lol

  16. You are hilarious! “Lies, ponies, unicorns….” “3 am on a Sunday…” These are perfect. I love grinding my own meat, one it is cheaper than buying ground meat…and tastes so much better than the ground stuff.

  17. Thanks for this easy and lovely recipe. Sometimes the patty breaks on frying and to prevent that I add one egg to the patty mixture and this works like a charm every time. What’s your experience with this?

    1. Hi Ashwini!

      I’ve found not to need an egg, as the combination of ground thighs and ground breasts have worked really well- The extra fat content from the thighs help them stick together. Adding an egg is always a smart addition if they seem a little crumbly.

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