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30-Minute Chicken Patties

Looking for a delicious, healthy and easy-to-make chicken recipe? Look no further! This 30-minute recipe is ideal for hectic weeknights and has a simple ingredients list. This high-protein recipe is also diabetes-friendly and heart-healthy.



  • 3/4 bunch cilantro, washed, dried, ends removed, including stems and leaves
  • 1 onion, white, medium, cut in half
  • 5 cloves garlic, fresh, whole
  • 1 inch ginger, fresh, peeled
  • 3 green chillies, washed, dried, tops removed, whole
  • 3 chicken breasts, approximately 600 grams, skinless, boneless
  • 2 teaspoons oregano, dried
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper, coarse
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoon salt or sea salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, for frying


  1. Add all the ingredients (in the order listed) to a food processor and pulse to process. Be careful not to over-process
  2. Using clean hands, transfer the mince mixture onto a board or plate, shape it into a circle and divide it into eight portions.
  3. Shape each portion of minced chicken into a patty using your hands. There is no need to refrigerate them.
  4. Heat half the olive oil in a large nonstick pan over medium heat to cook raw chicken patties. Then, carefully add four chicken patties and fry for 2 minutes.
  5. Use a spatula to flip the patties and cook for another minute carefully. Then cover the pan and cook for 3 minutes on medium heat or until golden brown.
  6. Flip them once more and cook for one last minute. Then, remove the patties from the pan and let them rest on a plate for 5 minutes. Repeat the process with the remaining uncooked chicken patties and olive oil.
  7. Serve immediately with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice – which is optional. Enjoy! 

TIP: If you’re not a fan of cilantro, you can substitute it for parsley or basil. – I like to add a bit of spice, but feel free to adjust the number of chillies to your taste. – You could also use garlic powder. 

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