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Moist and juicy Mediterranean chicken patties

Ingredients :

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 tbsp garlic
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Directions :

  1. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat for 2 minutes until sizzling hot. Sautรฉ onions and garlic until tender and nicely browned, about 2-3 minutes. Add spinach and sautรฉ for 1 minute until soft. Set aside on a plate to cool for 5 minutes.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add ground chicken, sautรฉed onion-spinach mixture, breadcrumbs, Greek yogurt, dill, lemon juice, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper. Stir well with a spatula to combine everything together. Shape the ground chicken mixture into a firm ball.
  3. This helps the mixture bind together to yield firm patties. Cover the bowl with plastic cling wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or overnight. Take 1/2 cup chicken mixture at a time and shape into patties using your hands. You should get about 12 patties. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat for 2 minutes until sizzling hot. Place patties on the skillet (about 6 pieces per batch) and cook for 3-5 minutes until nicely seared and starting to brown up the sides. Flip the patties over and cook for another 3-5 minutes, until the internal temperature for the patties reaches 165 F as read on a meat thermometer.

Enjoy!

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