Latin Spice Chicken Patties

Store-bought chicken patties are often filled with unhealthy fillers and preservatives. Make a batch of these savory homemade patties and keep them in the freezer for quick and easy meals throughout the week.

Alejandra Ramos

Latin Spice Chicken Patties

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    2 lbs ground chicken 2 tsp kosher salt
    2 large garlic cloves 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
    1 bunch cilantro, rinsed and trimmed of roots and rough stems 1 cup plain panko breadcrumbs
    1 bunch scallions, root ends trimmed 1/3 cup whole milk
    2 Tbs smoked Spanish paprika 1 large egg
    1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)


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    • 1

      Combine garlic cloves, cilantro, and scallions in the food processor. Pulse a few times until everything is finely chopped, but not pureed. Transfer chopped cilantro mix to a large bowl.

    • 2

      Add the ground chicken, smoked paprika, cayenne if using, salt, pepper, breadcrumbs, milk, and egg. Use your hands to gently combine all the ingredients until everything is evenly distributed.

    • 3

      Divide mix into 8 evenly sized patties.

    • 4

      Preheat oven to 350 degrees and arrange patties on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake 20-22 minutes until cooked through. Serve immediately or let cool, wrap individually in plastic wrap, and freeze to enjoy at a later date.

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