Chicken mushroom patties
As I told you in the Nutritious Chicken Soup post, I always prefer to buy a whole organic chicken. I am very picky because high-quality meat without antibiotics and growth hormones is essential to my health in chicken. I can cook at least three meals from a whole chicken, enough for two people for an entire week: nutritious chicken soup, chicken mushroom patties, and delicious breaded breast.
Part of my philosophy when cooking is to add other healing ingredients to the dish. That’s what I did with these savory chicken mushroom patties. Turmeric, fresh parsley and dill, and mushrooms are my healing ingredients in this nutritious dish.
Chicken is a good source of B6.
Organic chicken is a good source of vitamin B6, which the liver needs to metabolize and break down estrogen. Vitamin B6, therefore, helps to increase progesterone levels and reduce estrogen dominance. Many women suffer from estrogen dominance, a type of hormonal imbalance that is the cause of numerous health problems such as uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, PCOS, breast cancer, etc. Estrogen dominance can cause weight gain (especially around the hips, thighs, and midsection), heavy periods, bloating, sleep disturbances, fertility issues, hot flashes, night sweats, etc.
I suffered from endometriosis for five years. It was the worst time in my life. It took me two years to find the right healing path: a healthy diet, some magic herbs, and B6. Now I am back on the right track! Maybe one day, I will write about my experience with endometriosis.
Research suggests that taking 50-80 mg of B6 daily may help with mood swings, anxiety, irritability, and depression. Most perimenopausal and menopausal women struggle with all of these uncomfortable symptoms daily. A few simple changes to your diet will help you improve your health and feel better than ever.
These chicken mushroom patties are nutritious and easy to prepare. They are an excellent choice for your lunchbox or a filling addition to a weight loss diet.
Mushrooms and health.
The mushrooms I used for this patty are brown cremini, but you can use any kind. What I like most about mushrooms is that they are low in calories, tasty and versatile. As for the health benefits they offer, that’s pretty impressive. These nutritious foods contain vitamin D and zinc, B vitamins, B-6 and B-12, and other health-promoting vitamins.
Mushrooms are the only natural vegan source of vitamin D, which promotes an excellent immune system, bones, and mental health. Vitamin D helps absorb calcium and phosphorus, essential minerals for strong bones.
Low levels of vitamin B12 have been linked to anxiety and depression.
A Penn State College of Medicine study linked mushroom consumption to a lower risk of depression. Mushrooms are highly nutritious: they contain high levels of powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that may reduce the risk of depression and anxiety.
These chicken mushroom patties are a great way to incorporate mushrooms into your diet and pack them in your lunchbox, some leafy greens, and your favorite veggies. They can be prepared in 45 minutes.
What you need to make these chicken mushroom patties
Only a few ingredients are required:
- 500 g (approx 1 lb) Ground organic chicken
- 500 g (approx 1 lb) Brown cremini mushrooms
- Four chopped onions.
- A handful of freshly chopped parsley
- A handful of fresh chopped dill
- Three eggs
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp oatmeal.
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon turmeric
You can make your ground chicken with the help of a meat grinder. I use chicken wings and thighs without the skin. If needed, I add some chicken breast, too. I will post the recipe soon.
How to make these chicken mushroom patties
These chicken mushroom patties are dishes you can make ahead of time so all the flavors can meld together. They are gluten-free.
For baking, I used a 9-inch (22.8 cm) long and 2.6-inch (6.6 cm) high loaf pan.
- Saute the onions in a little extra virgin olive oil. Add the sliced mushrooms and cook until the juices have evaporated.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients. Add the mushroom mixture and stir.
- Taste and adjust seasonings to your liking.
Turmeric is a staple in my house because of its anti-inflammatory properties. It boosts the immune system, supports brain health, and detoxifies the liver.
Assemble the chicken and mushroom patty.
Preheat the oven to 360 Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius).
- Line a loaf pan with baking paper and grease it with a tablespoon of oil.
- Spoon the chicken and mushroom filling into the loaf pan, spreading it evenly.
- Brush the top with a bit of olive oil.
- Bake the loaf in the oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
- Let it cool for a few minutes before removing it from the pan.
These chicken mushroom patties are a nutritious snack you can make ahead for your lunchbox or whenever you want to eat them. They go great with a delicious tomato salad.
I like to eat it on a halved red pepper or crispy rye crackers.
How to store leftovers
You can store these chicken mushroom patties in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Reheat it in a pan on the stove over low heat, or just let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.
Until next time, let your hair down and make the most of your days.
I’d love to hear how this recipe went down with you. Just leave a comment below, and I look forward to chatting with you.
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