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!
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.
Ooh, this looks so vibrantly summery! How wonderful! (Now, if only it would stop raining...)ReplyDelete
I must say I don't know anyone that eat so well everyday.... bookmarked!ReplyDelete
Makcik akan cuba resepi ini untuk makan malam kami malam nanti:)eh tahniah ya..your followers dah 400 heheReplyDelete
Wonderful meal! I'm really digging the mango salsa.ReplyDelete
Lovely and colourful dish. I bet my kids will like it! Thanks for sharing. :)ReplyDelete
woah, nice. may i use it for my class presentation...? it looks delicious :)ReplyDelete
Chicken cakes! How cute. And summer is definitely here with those mangoesReplyDelete
This look delicious and I especially like the salsa.ReplyDelete
this might be a good idea for my christmas party for kids "easy to eat"ReplyDelete
哈哈！ 洋人的生菜包我也要 ：）ReplyDelete
Your very summery dish has turned the weather around! lol Looks fabulous like all your other diet dishes :)ReplyDelete
Am drooling rite now here..ReplyDelete
OMG, scrumptious chicken patties make me go ga-ga right now! What a divine platter ;)ReplyDelete
What a great dish to welcome the summer my friend!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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. YUMReplyDelete
tummyy... saya nak cube ayam nih! tentu anak2 saya suker... thanx yer.. saya ambil resepi..ReplyDelete
i love your blog! it inspires me to try those recipes myself. Keep up your good work! :)ReplyDelete