Sweet Potato Chicken Patties {Paleo}

by Heather

One of the hardest things about following a “special” diet is coming up with a new set of family-favorite staples. Something that meets the odd dietary needs of two family members, keeps the Husband happy, and pleases the palates of both toddlers and adults. Instead of revamping our old staple dinners and having them be not just-quite-right, I’ve been trying to coming up with things that are entirely new, but not extravagant.

sweet potato chicken patties

Despite an old need for creativity of meals in my pre-family days, I’ve learned that the easiest way to come up with a delicious, crowd-pleasing meal that I’m actually interested in making for dinner in the middle of the week, is dropping the standards of creativity and newness. Instead, sometimes it’s better just to go back to basics and perhaps add a little twist. So often the best meals are discovered when you have “nothing to eat” or failed to plan a meal. That’s exactly how our new favorite meal was born: sweet potato chicken patties.

chicken patties

Hardly genius or original, but new and different to us. Plus, they naturally lack dairy, gluten, and soy, and are full of both veggies and protein, making it perfect toddler and adult food. I’ve been making these about once every two weeks, enjoying the leftovers {and thus already-made meal} just as much as the originals. If we begin to tire of them, at least it’s a recipe that’s easy to change up with the different vegetables and seasons. As usual, I don’t do the best job measuring or exactly recreating the recipe each time, so consider it more of an idea or suggestion than strict rules.

easy paleo recipe

Sweet Potato Chicken Patties

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Ingredients (6-8)

  • 1 large sweet potato, cooked & mashed {chop skin if including}
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 egg
  • 1-2 Tablespoons coconut flour (or other flour of choice}
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup roasted peppers, chopped
  • 1 tsp poultry or steak seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp curry powder

Instructions

Blend all ingredients together. You’ll probably need to use your hands. Form into patties. It’ll make about 6 to 8 depending on size. Pop in the oven at 350 for 25ish minutes and you’ve got dinner on the table.

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patties and parsnips

These are great served over wilted greens like kale or spinach. Of course I chose to photograph them the day I made them with only parsnip fries. Doesn’t make a stunning photo but man parsnip fries are way better than any vegetable should be.

toddler friendly dinner

What’s your favorite go-to weeknight meal?

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Linz @ Itz Linz June 12, 2014 at 9:12 am

i love the sound of these!!
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Kevin June 12, 2014 at 1:00 pm

OMG. and who says Paleo is boring!
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Hannah June 12, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Finding good tasty paleo recipes is challenging sometimes. These look great.

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Kammie @ Sensual Appeal June 12, 2014 at 9:29 pm

I did paleo for a bit and was one of those people who thought it was boring. This looks delicious and so filling! Will definitely have to try it out. I love chicken and sweet potato but usually have them separate (boring!) so I can’t wait to make it with all the extra ingredients you used!
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karen June 14, 2014 at 7:37 am

this looks so good, I must try, though I’ll be the only one eating them in my house, but that’s okay. Happy Saturday Sharefest
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