SPICY CHICKEN PATTIES

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb. lean ground chicken (I use 90% lean)
  • 1 medium zucchini, grated and squeezed well of excess moisture (should be about 1/2 cup after squeezed out)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional; see notes)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil or coconut oil

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine all ingredients (except oil) and stir until just combined. The mixture will be wet.
  2. Form into small patties, about 1 1/2 inches wide, and place on a plate. It should be about 1/4 cup of the mixture for each patty.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add patties, working in batches if necessary, and cook over medium-high heat for 5-6 minutes, then flip and finish cooking, another 4-5 minutes, until chicken is cooked through. Add extra oil or turn down heat if they are cooking too quickly or if you are doing more than 1 batch.
  5. Serve and enjoy!
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