If you're looking for a low carb lunch/dinner, then here you go! These chicken patties are a fast meal with a ton of flavor. I love the crunch you get from pan-frying, it goes well with the spinach. Also, I had made a sauce that went with the patties, but I never used it. It just didn't need it (and I didn't need the extra calories.)
I actually used canned chicken for the recipe the first time I made it. If you've never tried canned chicken, it's a great ingredient, but only in certain dishes (in my opinion). I first ate canned chicken in college, just because it kept longer than fresh chicken. Since then, I've used it here and there, but this is by far my favorite way to cook with it. If you do use a rotisserie, make sure you shred the chicken really fine, or else it's just chopped up fried chicken 🙂
Chicken Patties over Spinach
- 2 cups Spinach
- Oil for frying
- 12.5 oz Chicken canned (or you can use 1/2 of a rotisserie that you shred, a great option for leftovers)
- 1/4 cup Bread crumbs plain
- 2 T Dijon mustard
- 1 TB Mayonnaise
- 1 Egg
- 1/4 T Garlic salt
- 1/4 T Onion powder
- 1/2 cup Bread crumbs plain
- 1/4 T Salt
- 1/4 T Oregano dried
- 1/4 T Basil dried
- In bowl, mix the patty ingredients well.
- In a separate bowl, mix the breading ingredients.
- Grab a portion of the chicken and form into a ball, slightly larger than a golf ball. Take the ball and press into the breading mixture. When doing this, you press down to transform the golf ball into a patty, or a hockey puck. Turn over and bread the other side. Place on a plate and finish forming the rest of the patties.
- Heat large pan over medium high and add oil (enough that the bottom of the pan is covered with 1/2 inch of oil). Allow the oil to heat for a few minutes (you want the patties to sizzle when you add them!)
- Add the patties to the pan and fry for 5 minutes, or until golden. Flip and fry the other side for an additional 5 minutes.
- Remove the chicken patties to a paper towel and sprinkle with a little salt.
- To serve, place a cup of spinach on a plate and top with a couple patties and that's it!