hCG Diet Recipe | Spinach & Chicken Patties w/ Fresh Herbs | SP + AP
hCG Diet Recipe | Spinach & Chicken Patties w/ Fresh Herbs | SP + AP
  • 7oz chicken breast(100g per 3.5 oz) diced or ground
  • 6cups spinachpacked
  • 1/2cup cilantro
  • 1/4cup parsleyfresh
  • 1tbsp green onionsliced
  • 2cloves garlicminced
  • 1/2 lemonget the juice and zest
  • 2-4tbsp chicken broth
  • 1tsp ground coriander
  • 1/4teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2teaspoon sea salt
  • 1pinch black pepper
To serve (optional)
  • 2cups lettucechopped
  • 1/2 lemonsliced into wedges
  • 1/4cup cilantro
  • 1pinch salt
  • 1pinch black pepper
AP Ingredients Variation:
  • 1cup cauliflowerflorets-AP
  • 1cup red bell pepperde-seeded and diced-AP
  • 1tsp coconut oilAP
  1. Add spinach, cilantro, parsley, lemon zest and juice, green onion, garlic and spices to a food processor. Pulse briefly until broken down. For AP, swap 2 cups spinach for cauliflower and red bell pepper.
  2. Add chicken pieces to a food processor, season with salt and pepper and blend on medium setting until combined. Do not overwork the mixture.
  3. Divide the mixture into 8 patties using a ¼ cup measure per patty. (Rayzel note- ours was a total of 423g raw mixture / 8 = how many grams/oz for patty?).
  4. Heat the broth in a large frying pan over medium heat. Shape the mixture into patties and add to the pan 4 at a time. Fry until golden brown, turning halfway through – about 12-15 minutes. Add extra broth as necessary to prevent sticking. For AP, fry in ½ tsp coconut oil.
  5. Serve over a salad of lettuce and cilantro seasoned with salt and pepper, with squeezes of lemon wedges.
Batch cooking tip or Alternate Cooking Method Option:
  1. Make larger patties and serve as a burger in a lettuce wrap.
Recipe Notes

Because these patties do not contain a binder, like eggs, they fall apart pretty easily- your patties might be delightful crumbles over your salad. If you wanted to make them stick together better, as an additional AP option, you could use 1-2 egg whites as a binder. Macros listed are for SP version.