Sorry the title of this doesn’t quite flow off the tongue but the title DOES tell you just what’s inside these little beauties!! They are packed full of flavour and also have some hidden veg – yep there’s a sly courgette in here as well!! You have to try these! They’re really easy to make and actually you can make ahead of time and then just let them firm up in the fridge until you’re ready to cook! You can also freeze them so make a big batch and then whack some extras into the freezer! The recipe below made about 12 patties.
Now if my hubby had his way he would have put in some red chilli’s too but to keep these kiddie friendly I left the chilli out. Check out the pics below. Other than frying off the onion and chorizo you can basically add everything else into the food processor and let that work its magic. Then it’s just a case of rolling the mixture into patties and gently frying…as ever it’s simple, simple but full of flavour. They hold their shape pretty well too and the courgette in these help to keep them juicy! Basically you have to try them…and then of course let me know what you think!
We had these with courgetti which was fried in a little sun-dried tomato pesto and then some roasted tomatoes.
and here’s a quick look at the steps…
What you’ll need:
- 8 chicken thighs, boneless and skinless
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1/2 onion – chopped
- 1/2 chorizo ring – roughly chopped
- 1 heaped tbsp of sundried tomato pesto
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 courgette – grated (always good to find ways of hiding veg!!)
- Handful of breadcrumbs (I used a slice of sourdough bread but this would work with a slice of brown or white breadcrumbs too)
- 1 egg
- Salt and pepper
What you need to do:
- Start by frying off your onion and chorizo in a pan over a medium heat until the onion softens. Then leave aside to cool.
- Meanwhile line a baking tray with some greaseproof paper.
- Next put your chicken thighs, pesto, garlic, paprika and courgette into a food processor and blend together.
- Now add the breadcrumbs. You can just tear the slice of bread and add to the food processor. Blend
- Finally add the egg and then season well.
- Blend again until it’s all combined with no big lumps.
- Once combined grab a spoonful of the mixture and then roll this into a ball. Place onto the greaseproof paper and gently press down in the centre to make a pattie.
- Repeat the process until you’ve used up all of the mixture
- Now cover with cling film and then pop in the fridge to firm up until you’re ready to cook.
- If eating straight away simply add a little oil to a frying pan and fry these off for 5-10 mins each side on a medium heat until cooked through.
- We served ours with some courgetti and roasted tomatoes but to make this perhaps a little more kiddie friendly and adding some carbs in why not try serving with some crinkle chips. Why not try some butternut squash or sweet potato chips or a mix of the two?! These would work pretty well in a bun too…either way I hope you enjoy!!
See you again soon, thanks for reading! xx