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Simplify Your Meals with Low Carb 3-Ingredient Chicken Patties


After a long day at work, the last thing on your mind is preparing an elaborate meal. However, the desire for something delicious, satisfying, and in line with a low-carb lifestyle remains a priority. Enter the solution: Low Carb 3-Ingredient Chicken Patties. This recipe emerged from an almost empty fridge scenario and quickly rose to staple status in my kitchen repertoire. Celebrated for their simplicity, versatility, and ease of preparation, these patties are a testament to the beauty of minimalistic cooking, making them an excellent fit for anyone juggling the demands of a busy lifestyle while striving to maintain dietary goals.

Elevating Your Meal:

To round out your meal, accompany these chicken delights with a side of roasted green beans or a fresh green salad with a lemony dressing for a light but satisfying eating experience. Or, for those occasions when you crave a bit more indulgence, serving these patties over creamy cauliflower mash offers a guilt-free nod to traditional comfort food.

Low Carb 3-Ingredient Chicken Patties

Servings: About 4 servings


  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese (such as cheddar)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preparation: Start by preheating your skillet over medium heat and lightly coat it with non-stick spray or a bit of olive oil.
  2. Mixing: In a mixing bowl, combine the ground chicken, egg, and shredded cheese. Season with salt and pepper to your liking at this stage.
  3. Formation: Mix well and shape the mixture into patties, aiming for about 4 sizable ones, but feel free to adjust according to preference.
  4. Cooking: Carefully place the patties in the skillet, cooking them for about 5 to 6 minutes on each side until they achieve a golden-brown exterior and reach an internal temperature of 165°F, ensuring they are cooked safely and fully.
  5. Draining: Once done, transfer the patties to a paper towel to drain any excess grease.
  6. Serving: Serve hot, embracing the dual satisfaction of culinary prowess and responsible living.

Variations & Ideas:

  • Feel free to experiment with additional flavors. Incorporating minced garlic or onion powder can add depth, while a touch of red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper introduces a spicy element. Fresh herbs like parsley or basil can infuse a bright, aromatic quality into the patties.
  • For those dedicated to meal prep, consider doubling the recipe and freezing the extra patties. Simply arrange the cooked patties in a single layer in a freezer bag for an easy, homemade meal that’s ready when you are.
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There you have it—a meal that proves simplicity doesn’t mean sacrificing taste or health. Enjoy these low-carb chicken patties and continue exploring delicious ways to stay on track with your dietary goals. Until our next culinary adventure, keep it simple and flavorful!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Q1: Can I use other types of ground meat instead of chicken?

A1: Yes, you can substitute ground turkey, beef, or pork for the ground chicken in this recipe, adjusting cooking times as necessary.

Q2: Can I bake these patties instead of pan-frying them?

A2: Absolutely! Bake the patties in a preheated oven at 375°F for about 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway through, until they are cooked through and golden brown.

Q3: Can I make these patties ahead of time and reheat them later?

A3: Yes, you can make the patties ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat them in the oven or microwave until heated through before serving.

Q4: Can I use different types of cheese in this recipe?

A4: Certainly! Experiment with different types of shredded cheese such as mozzarella, pepper jack, or Swiss to vary the flavor profile of the patties.

Q5: Are these patties suitable for freezing?

A5: Yes, you can freeze the uncooked patties for up to 3 months. Place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until firm, then transfer them to a freezer bag or container for long-term storage.

Q6: Can I add vegetables to the patties for extra nutrition?

A6: Absolutely! Finely chopped vegetables such as onions, bell peppers, or spinach can be mixed into the ground chicken mixture for added flavor and nutrition. Just be sure to adjust cooking times accordingly to ensure the patties cook evenly.