Clean Eating Thai Chicken Patties with Sweet Chili Sauce

Change up your dinner routine with these easy Paleo Thai Chicken Patties with homemade Sweet Chili Sauce! Use this chicken patties recipe to make healthy chicken burgers or eat them plain for a low carb dinner.

Paleo Thai Chicken Patties with Sweet Chili Sauce served on a white plate with sweet chili sauce in the background

Drumroll, please: let me introduce to you the most beautiful, the most wonderful, the most fantastic, the most… ok, that’s enough. Say hello to these delicious Paleo Thai Chicken Patties!

An easy chicken patties recipe made with cilantro, lime and scallions, bursting with fresh and exotic Thai flavors in every bite. This clean eating recipe has been ready for a few weeks now and I just couldn’t wait to share it with you!

a pan-fried Paleo Thai Chicken Pattie on a plate with more patties being picked up with chopsticks - chicken patties recipe

Chicken patties can sometimes be on the dry side but these healthy paleo chicken burger patties are definitely not. To make sure they stay super moist, I used a secret ingredient in my chicken patties recipe that no one will be able to spot unless you tell them.

Please welcome the camouflage’s master…zucchini! Adding grated zucchini to the ground chicken mix will not only help the paleo burger patties to stay moist, it’s also a very easy way to include more veggies in your diet without you or your kids even noticing.

When making this chicken patties recipe,  I grated the zucchini very finely, using the smallest holes of my box grater, which made them almost undetectable in the fried patty.

You’ll see that the meat mixture is very wet so you’ll need to use wet hands to form the paleo chicken patties. However, they’ll hold perfectly well when cooking. You can eat these healthy chicken patties warm or cold, as part of a healthy chicken burger or plain without the bun for a low carb paleo dinner.

Paleo Thai Chicken Patties  served with homemade Sweet Chili Sauce on a white plate with some chili sauce in the background

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Thai Chicken Patties with Sweet Chili Sauce

Change up your dinner routine with these easy Paleo Thai Chicken Patties with homemade Sweet Chili Sauce! Use this chicken patties recipe to make healthy chicken burgers or eat them plain for a low carb dinner.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword bbq, burger, chicken, clean eating, easy, healthy, light, patties, sugar-free, summer, Thai, zucchini
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people – Makes 8 patties
Calories 270 kcal


  • 1 lb ground chicken breast 500 g
  • 1 small zucchini peeled and finely grated (makes about 1/2 cup, packed)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp packed fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 tsp lime rinds finely minced (about 1/4 medium lime)
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 2 scallions stalks green and white, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp olive oil more if needed
  • 1/2 cup homemade sweet chili sauce or store-bought


  1. In a large bowl, combine ground chicken, grated zucchini, egg, cilantro, lime rind and juice, fish sauce and scallion. Season lightly with salt.
  2. Use your wet hands to form 2 to 2.5 inch wide patties (you'll get about 8). 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 on the inside. 

  5. Repeat with remaining patties, adding olive oil if needed. Serve them warm or cold with sweet chili sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Thai Chicken Patties with Sweet Chili Sauce
Amount Per Serving (2 patties with sauce)
Calories 270 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 138mg46%
Sodium 619mg27%
Potassium 751mg21%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 215IU4%
Vitamin C 9.9mg12%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Perfect timing! I was looking through my thousands of recipes for a new hot finger food for a Friday night cocktail party. Got it! Thanks!

    1. Oh that’s exciting! You might want to make smaller patties if you’re planning on making finger food (and adjust cooking time too!). I hope your guest will love them!

  2. This is another must-try recipe for me. Plus you’ve given me a technique (wet hands) for handling the turkey burgers and turkey meatloaf I make, for which I thank you. Looking forward to trying these chicken patties.

  3. Can’t wait to make these! I can’t eat eggs, think they’ll hold together okay without? Also, do you think other ground meats would work the same? Beef, pork, turkey? Thank you!!

    1. Hey Amy! Yes, you should be fine without eggs 🙂 I like to use chicken for this recipe because it doesn’t have a strong flavor and lets the other ingredients shine but I reckon it should work with other meats as well. It might just be a little less “fresh” tasting than chicken, that’s all. Hope you’ll like them!

    1. It’s hard to tell without testing myself and because it really depends on the size of the meatballs. If they’re pretty small, I would say between 10 to 15 minutes – make sure they’re thoroughly cooked in the center! Hope this helps 🙂

    1. Hi Joanie! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience! You really made my day with your comment! Cheers

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