Chicken Patties

Sometimes, dinner just doesn’t need to be complicated. Inspired by a short 140 character recipe via twitter from the fabulous cook Nigel Slater, these chicken patties took less than 15 minutes to prepare, were totally delicious and very healthy. All the family loved them; with extra for quick hot sandwich fillings in the week.

I made these in my moulinex mixer, but you can use a mincer or buy pre-minced chicken breast; most butchers will be happy to oblige. Just make sure everything is finely chopped to mix in with the meat. Flavour with spices and herbs that you like, just make sure you include garlic and some citrus. Use the best chicken breast you can buy, you really will taste the difference.

To make the patties, put everything on the list below in a bladed mixer or a mixing bowl and whizz or mix well chopped ingredients making sure the patties are not too sticky (don’t over mix!)

400g chicken breast
5 cups bread crumbs
Juice and zest of a lemon or a lime
2 cloves garlic
Handful fresh coriander
Teaspoon chopped lemon grass
2 spring onions very finely sliced
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to season

Whizz / mix well and form little balls about the size of a large golf ball – this amount should make 6-8 depending on the size you like them.

Put in the fridge to chill until ready to cook.

When you want to eat, heat a little olive oil in a pan. Put the patties into the hot oil and flatten them to about 1cm thick. They will take only 5 minutes or so on either side, nice crispy brown.

Served with fresh crispy salad! In a brioche bun would be luscious!

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