Monday, March 05, 2012

Almond Chili Mushrooms Chicken Patties

 One of my fitness goals is to increase muscle mass and reduce fat percentage. Recently, I decided to go on a low carb meal plan (don't worry, I have a cheat day in the week where i get to eat WHATEVER I want!) to help increase my strength and fitness.

With some chicken mince on hand, I decided to create some patties. The challenge is to not use breadcrumbs. Using some almond meal and an egg, I was surprised that the mixture actually bind together very well. Using some fresh shitake mushrooms, chill and spring onions as flavouring, the patties turned out moist and fresh.

I think it is a myth that one cannot enjoy food while on a meal plan. Every bite of the chicken patty was enjoyable and tasty. Food is still meant to be delicious and not plain I say!! ;)
(ps- hubby had his with bread! He had toasted chicken patty sandwiches the next day for lunch!)
Almond Chili Mushrooms Chicken Patties (serves 4) 
500 grams chicken mince
2 stalks spring onions chopped
2 chili chopped
1/3 cup of almond meal
1 egg
200 grams fresh shitake mushrooms chopped

Mixed everything together. Shape them into patties and pan fry. Easy!



tigerfish said...

What can I say except yum? Like the idea of almond meal instead of breadcrumbs.

From your postings, I don't think you have a high carb intake.

noobcook said...

this is perfect for a low carb meal and very delicious-looking too.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

dip with Thai sweet chili sauce, must be yummy too.

Loveforfood said...

Omg i am going to try your recipe

Little Inbox said...'s been so long since I last has patties. Time to make some, hehehe...

lena said...

almond crusted patties sounds like a good idea to me, for my sandwiches again..! thanks daphne!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Healthy and delicious! I loved it!

Quay Po Cooks said...

Oh I really like that you use almond meal instead of breadcrumbs. Will try making this for sure!

Joanne said...

I tend to eat lower carb when I'm watching my weight also, and these patties look so tasty i wouldn't even miss the carbs!

expatgourmand said...

Yay, good to meet another girl with a strength-focused fitness goal! I assume that you're doing weight-training? I started doing weights with hubby 6 years ago in my early 20s, and happy to say that I'm still pushing myself with the squats and bench presses even after having a kid. Keep it up! :)

Btw, the chicken patties look yum!

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