Friday, June 16, 2006

Spicy low-fat chicken patty

I make this when I'm feeling like being really virtuous. It's very healthy and full of flavor. It requires a lot of ingredients but most are pantry items. I have no idea where this recipe came from any more.

Spicy low-fat chicken patty

1 1/4 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed of fat and finely chopped by hand
1/2 bunch scallions, finely chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves (or Italian parsley if you don't like cilantro)
1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped, peeled, fresh ginger
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 teaspoon grainy mustard
1/2 to 1 teaspoon Vietnamese chili paste
3 large eggs whites or 2 large eggs
1 1/4 cups quick-cooking oats coarsely ground in a blender or food processor
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
Juice of 1 lemon or lime

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place all ingredients except lemon juice in a medium size mixing bowl and mix well. Shape into six patties.

Place a large ovenproof nonstick skillet over medium heat and when it is hot, add the patties. Cook until deeply browned, about 4 minutes on each side.

Transfer skillet to the oven and bake for 8 minutes, or until the patties are thoroughly cooked.

Drizzle with the lemon juice and serve immediately.


Anonymous said...

Wow - what a great recipe! I wish someone would identify healthy recipes for children - mine will only eat french fries and chicken mcnuggets!

Sabra said...

That's a really interesting idea. Unfortunately, I have no experience in that category but I know that's a big issue. Not sure if your children like (and can eat) nuts -- I have a delicious breakfast post they might like coming out later this weekend. Please check back and thanks for your comment.

Anonymous said...

This was great. They were easy to make and full of flavor. Additionally, I felt clean and perky after this meal.

Anonymous said...

I made these last night and they were great. I swapped in panko bread crumbs for the oats (didn't have any) and grilled them instead of pan/oven cooking them. Very tasty, great flavor... a chutney or fresh salsa might be a great accompaniment, too. I will make these again! Thanks.

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