Thursday, December 2, 2010

Chicken Cakes With Mango And Avocado Salsa

Day 10 of our carbless diet - I took a mental note when I saw these delicious chicken cakes being made on a cooking show by one of my favourite chefs a few months back. When I first suggested making this dish for our dinner;  the other tummy thought they might be more suitable as a light lunch but that was then, now it is a perfect carbless meal for our silly diet. I served them with a mongo and avocado salsa rather than the herb mayo used in the original recipe, it certainly made the dish a little more substantial.  P.S Omit the bacon for an equally delicious halal version!

recipe adapted from a cooking show by Nigel Slater
serves 2 
you'll need;
250 g of chicken breasts*
250 g of chicken thighs*
1/2 cup of homemade breadcrumbs
few sprigs of thyme, picked and chopped
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup of grated parmesan cheese
grated rind of one lemon
juice of half a lemon
2 rashes of bacon, coarsely chopped (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
*I used both breast and thigh meat for more succulent patties

for the mango salsa;
1 ripe but firm mango, skinned and diced
1 avocado, peeled, stoned and diced
1/2 a red onion, finely diced
1 bird chili, finely chopped (optional)
juice of one lime
a bunch of coriander, chopped
2 tbs of olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Cut chicken into large chunks and mince coarsely in a food processor.

Place minced chicken in a large bowl and add in the rest of the ingredients. 

Mix and season well. Divide chicken mixture into 8 equal portions and form into patties.

Pan fry patties in batches, turning once until golden brown (3 minutes on each side).

For the mango salsa - mix everything in a large bowl and mix well. Check for seasonings.

Some cos lettuce leaves as wrappers.

Serve chicken cakes with mango salsa and cos lettuce.

Place a small piece of chicken cake and some mango salsa on a lettuce leaf and eat it as you would with sang choi bao.


  1. Ooh, this looks so vibrantly summery! How wonderful! (Now, if only it would stop raining...)

  2. I must say I don't know anyone that eat so well everyday.... bookmarked!

  3. Makcik akan cuba resepi ini untuk makan malam kami malam nanti:)eh tahniah ya..your followers dah 400 hehe

  4. Wonderful meal! I'm really digging the mango salsa.

  5. Lovely and colourful dish. I bet my kids will like it! Thanks for sharing. :)

  6. woah, nice. may i use it for my class presentation...? it looks delicious :)

  7. Chicken cakes! How cute. And summer is definitely here with those mangoes

  8. This look delicious and I especially like the salsa.

  9. this might be a good idea for my christmas party for kids "easy to eat"

  10. 哈哈! 洋人的生菜包我也要 :)

  11. Your very summery dish has turned the weather around! lol Looks fabulous like all your other diet dishes :)

  12. OMG, scrumptious chicken patties make me go ga-ga right now! What a divine platter ;)

  13. What a great dish to welcome the summer my friend!

  14. My heart always stops with mango salsa - love it. So summery. I'm really enjoying your carbless diet (are you?) - the ideas and combinations have me making notes.

  15. mmm i don't mind eating this diet food :) I love mango salsa but mango is not in season now so it is rather expensive here.

  16. you have a lot of good stuff in the chicken cakes and the salsa. M bookmarking this. like I have done a hundred of your recipes. One day. promise. YUM

  17. tummyy... saya nak cube ayam nih! tentu anak2 saya suker... thanx yer.. saya ambil resepi..

  18. i love your blog! it inspires me to try those recipes myself. Keep up your good work! :)


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