Mexican Chicken Patties (Gluten Free, Paleo, Low Carb)

This Mexican chicken patty recipe is easy to make and so juicy and delicious, that it will be a guaranteed hit with your whole family! It can’t hurt that they are also gluten-free, paleo and low carb! Paleo and gluten-free Mexican chicken patties arranged on a white plate with guacamole and salsa und the side

I think we have a theme going on this week, and it’s called “Blast from the Past”. Not that I planned it or anything.

Two days ago, I posted a new recipe for Paleo Bounty Bars and now, I’m revisiting another favorite recipe of ours: the Thai chicken patties from last year (recipe here).

Except now, we’re changing continent. Move aside Asia, here comes a truly Mexican chicken patty recipe! The best thing? These chicken patties are gluten-free, paleo and low carb! 

overhead shot of Paleo Mexican chicken patties on a white plate with lemon wedges, guacamole and salsa on the side

So what makes these Paleo Chicken Patties Mexican?

Well, salsa, taco seasoning, a squeeze of fresh lime + not-compulsory-but-highly-recommended fresh guacamole…hello Mexico, I love you!

Oh and I almost forgot the cilantro. Gosh, when you think that 5 years ago, I literally could not stand this herb – I would seriously detect a tiny leaf and not be able to eat the whole dish.

I swear I wasn’t being fussy, it just tasted like soap to me!

And look at me now…it’s my favorite herb along with basil! Funny how the tastebuds work. Anyhow, loads of cilantro in these healthy Mexican chicken patty recipe and me loves that!

close-up of juicy paleo chicken patties on a plate (chicken patty recipe)

Also, because I like to be sneaky and I also like my paleo chicken patties to be nice and moist, and not dry and bland, you’ll see that I have added a secret-not-so-secret ingredient that might surprise you.

Remember it from last year? Just joking, you don’t have to remember all the recipes. But if you do, kudos to you, it’s very cool.

So, I’m talking about… ZUCCHINI!

Yes, my friends. There is NO WAY you can tell there is anything other than ground chicken in these patties, but it does its job! Which is making your paleo chicken patties super nice and moist.

Well, now go ahead and try this easy chicken patty recipe! Enjoy 🙂

A plate with gluten free Paleo chicken patties next to Mexican salsas served in small dishes

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Easy to make and delicious, these gluten free Mexican chicken patties will be a hit for dinner with your whole family! #recipe #paleo #glutenfree #low carb
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Mexican Chicken Patties

This Mexican chicken patty recipe is easy to make and so juicy and delicious, that it will be a guaranteed hit with your whole family! It can't hurt that they are also gluten-free, paleo and low carb! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword chicken burger recipes, chicken patty recipe, healthy chicken burger, healthy meal prep, paleo dinner recipes, paleo Mexican recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 7 patties
Calories 122 kcal


  • 1 lb ground chicken breast 500 g
  • 1 small zucchini peeled and finely grated (makes about 1/2 cup, packed), squeezed to remove excess moisture
  • 1 jumbo egg
  • 1 1/2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1/3 cup mild salsa
  • 2 tbsp packed fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • fresh lime wedges to serve (optional)
  • guacamole to serve (optional)


  1. In a large bowl, combine ground chicken, grated zucchini, egg, taco seasoning, salsa, and cilantro. Season lightly with salt.
  2. Use your wet hands to form 2 to 2.5 inch wide patties (you'll get about 7). The mixture will be quite runny, but the patties hold together very well when cooking, no worries!
  3. Heat olive oil in a non-stick skillet over high heat. When hot, add about 4 patties, making sure you don't overcrowd the skillet. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 5 minutes. 

  4. Flip patties and cook for another 5 minutes. You want to cook them gently, so they are brown on the outside and cooked all the way through inside. Repeat with remaining patties, adding olive oil if needed. 

  5. Serve them warm or cold, drizzle with a little bit of lime and top with more salsa or guacamole if using (not included in the nutrition facts)

Nutrition Facts
Mexican Chicken Patties
Amount Per Serving (1 patty)
Calories 122 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 79mg26%
Sodium 183mg8%
Potassium 455mg13%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 210IU4%
Vitamin C 5.5mg7%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Easy to make and delicious, these gluten free Mexican chicken patties will be a hit for dinner with your whole family! #recipe #paleo #glutenfree #low carb

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  1. I like the addition of the zucchini! I can see making a big batch of these and freezing. They would be good with eggs in the morning or at dinner.

  2. The chicken patties sound wonderful, though I’m not sure I can find ground chicken at my local grocery stores…

    A little heads up: Mexico is technically North America, not South…

    1. I haven’t tried but I think they would work well with ground turkey or ground beef too!
      And…thanks for the heads up, will correct that 🙂

  3. These are awesome!!!..I grind my own chicken as it is cheaper and I can mix breast meat with thighs and I know exactly what goes in them..I lost the original recipe and was craving these little morsels of gold,I had a hard time finding it again..this time i bookmarked husband and I try to eat paleo and these are wonderful..thank you so much for this recipe!!!

    1. Aww thank you Barbara, I’m so glad to hear that! Grinding your own meat must make it even more delicious too I guess, in addition to being cheaper and healthier!

  4. These look so juicy and I love that you smuggled in some shredded veg to add more bulk without having to add any carbs or more fat! Delicious!

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