Skinny Southwestern Chicken Patties

Lean ground chicken patties, made with sweet corn and black beans and seasoned with an aromatic blend of southwestern spices. Paired with a side salad, these are a naturally gluten-free and low-calorie dinner or light lunch.

Lean ground chicken patties with sweet corn and black beans on a white plate with a small side salad

“Chicken Patties – Third Edition. 1…2…3…ACTION!”

Oh hello, it’s me and I have yet another chicken patties recipe for you. What can I say? Every time I see ground chicken at the supermarket, I instantly have tons of patties combination ideas flooding my head #foodbloggerproblems.

And I’m thinking it’s pretty ok. It’s not like I have thousands of decadent dessert ideas either. Not that it would be an issue per se, but my butt and yours wouldn’t thank me.

Lean, protein-packed ground chicken patties however…that’s a pretty safe choice, be it as a snack, for lunch or for dinner.

two lean ground chicken patties with corn and black beans on a white plate with a side salad an half a lime

Want to know my secret ingredient for juicy chicken patties?

Now, I’m not talking about a tasteless and dry chicken breast either. These chicken patties may be skinny, but they’re still packed with flavor and are super juicy.

Kinda like chicken on steroids. Not steroids, steroids. Just spices steroids. Ok, whatever, just ignore me. They are GOOD!

And you wanna know my secret to keep these healthy chicken patties extra moist and juicy? I’ll tell you anyway. It’s grated zucchini!

There’s no way you can tell it’s here, but it will keep the ground chicken patties from becoming dry and add an extra portion of veggies to your meal.

Two of these healthy ground chicken patties will keep you full, with less than 250 calories and more than 23 grams of proteins.  You and I are going to be sexy on the beach this summer 😉

two lean southwestern ground chicken patties smothered with guacamole served alongside a small salad

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Skinny Southwestern Chicken Patties

Lean ground chicken patties, made with sweet corn and black beans and seasoned with an aromatic blend of southwestern spices. Paired with a side salad, these are a naturally gluten-free and low-calorie dinner or light lunch.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken burger, chicken patties recipe, clean eating, healthy chicken patties, high protein recipes, Southwestern cuisine
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 patties
Calories 114 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb extra lean ground chicken 450 g
  • 1 extra large egg
  • 1/3 cup zucchini finely grated (about 1 small zucchini)
  • 1/3 cup sweet corn kernels drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper more or less to taste
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • guacamole to serve (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, add chicken, egg, zucchini, sweet corn, black beans and spices (except salt). Mix until well combined, with a fork or your hands.
  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 or 5 patties, making sure you don't overcrowd the skillet. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 5 minutes. 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. 

  4. Repeat with remaining patties, adding olive oil if needed. Serve them warm with guacamole if using (not included in the nutrition facts).

Recipe Notes

You can use extra lean beef instead of chicken, it's delicious too! I'm pretty sure it would also work with ground turkey but I haven't tried that variation.

Nutrition Facts
Skinny Southwestern Chicken Patties
Amount Per Serving (2 patties)
Calories 114 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 46mg 2%
Potassium 361mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 3.8%
Vitamin C 1.8%
Calcium 0.8%
Iron 4.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

More chicken patties recipe:

Thai Chicken Patties with Sweet Chili Sauce 

Mexican Chicken Patties

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8 Comments
    1. They are perfect for freezing! I froze them after cooking. Defrost the night before and reheat them in the skillet, the oven or the microwave. Super easy and fresh.

  1. I made this recipe just now. These burgers are so juicy, tender, and delicious! Thank you for this yummy new meal idea!

    1. You could but they wouldn’t be as crispy and interesting 😉 They’re fried with a minimal amount of oil, if that’s what you’re worried about 🙂

  2. Love the grated zucchini trick! And the spice blend is right down my alley! All the flavor of comfort food without the added carbs and empty calories!

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