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It All Begins with Food – Chicken, Apricot, and Herb Patties

Juicy, herbaceous healthy chicken patties for little and big appetites alike.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 mini chicken patties
Author Samantha @MyKitchenLove


  • 8 dried unsulfured apricots the brown ones, not the bright orange ones
  • 1/4 cilantro leaves and tender stems roughly chopped
  • 1 lb / 454 grams ground chicken thighs
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup quick oats
  • 1/2-1 tsp ground cumin I used 1 tsp
  • Buns and optional toppings if making sliders tomato slices, red pepper slices, cucumber slices, avocado slices, condiments, etc.


  1. Place the dried apricots in a small bowl and top with hot water. Allow to rehydrate for approximately 10-15 minutes. Drain, roughly chop and add to food processor.
  2. Add chicken meat and blend until apricots are in smaller pieces and chicken is well blended. Add chia seeds, oats, and cumin and blend until well combined.
  3. Preheat oven to 400° F and place meat mixture in the fridge to allow chia seeds and oats to soften.
  4. Line a baking tray with non-stick paper.
  5. Once oven is preheated, form 12 patties using 2 tablespoons of mixture per patty. Form with hands and place on baking tray. Cook for 8 minutes, flip and continue to bake for another 8 minutes until patties are well browned and cooked trough.