Make these healthy Broiled Chicken Patties your new standout lunch or dinner. Why make boring chicken when you can shine like a celebrity chef with this brilliant masterpiece. A Mediterranean inspired seasoning coupled with plain Greek yogurt and freshly squeezed lemon juice results in a flavor packed, moist and delicious mouthwatering treat. It’s easy to pull together and is suitable for broiling, as in this recipe, or simply fire-up the grill. This recipe pairs well on a bed of salad or is equally delicious in pita bread. I hope you will try it and enjoy as much as we do. Happy Cooking!
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Broiled Chicken Patties | Mediterranean Spices & Yogurt
An easy and healthy chicken patties recipe that can be served over a salad or stuffed in a pita bread. It's great for lunch or dinner.
- 2 pounds ground chicken
FOR THE MARINADE:
- 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 lemon juiced (about 1 1/2 tablespoons)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh garlic crushed or finely minced
- 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt or Kosher (adjust for your diet)
- 1 tablespoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon sweet paprika (can sub smoked or Hot Paprika)
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 large red onion peeled and grated (grate onion on the fine side of a box grater). Grate the onion on a paper towel.
- 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh oregano finely chopped
Make the Marinade:
In a small mixing bowl, add all the marinade ingredients. Use a spoon to mix thoroughly.
Note: For the grated onion, I use the finer side of a box grater and I grate it on a paper towel. The paper towel soaks up some of the onion juice – this prevents the meat mixture from becoming soggy. No need to squeeze out excess onion juice. Whatever gets soaked up in the paper towel is just perfect.
Season the Ground Chicken:
Add the ground chicken meat to a medium mixing bowl.
Dump all the marinade into the meat. Use your hands or a spoon to mix until thoroughly combined.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours or up to overnight.
Note: You can also shape and broil right away. But letting it marinate for at least one hour enhances the flavor.
Remove the chicken 1/2 hour before shaping and cooking.
Preheat Oven Broiler if necessary
Spray an oven proof grill pan with canola or olive oil spray.
Let's Shape and Bake the Patties:
Divide the marinated ground chicken into 8 portions.
Form each portion into a ball then flatten and shape into a rectangular shape, about 1/4 inch thickness.
Note: You can also shape the patties round. The thickness of the patties will determine how long to broil.
Place the patties on the prepared grill pan.
Broil the patties 6 to 8 inches from the heat source.
Grill the 1st side for 5 to 6 minutes. Remove the pan. Flip the patties and return under the broiler.
Broil 4 to 5 minutes until lightly golden brown.
Remove from the oven. Transfer to a platter. Serve hot on a bed of salad or serve in a pita bread. Enjoy!
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Nutritional Information will vary depending on serving size.