Chicken Patty Croquettes (LC/GF)

I think I finally perfected my low carb/gluten free chicken patty recipe! Hope you all enjoy and feel free to try different seasonings 🙂 

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Chicken Patty Croquettes (LC/GF)

Yields: 30 patties

6 large chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
4 large eggs
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp black pepper
1–2 Tblsp Tone’s Spicy Spaghetti Seasoning
1 cup Parmesan Cheese
1 cup Almond Flour/Meal
1/4 cup coconut oil, for cooking

Rinse and pat dry thawed out chicken breasts. Place chicken into food processor and process down until it looks pasty. It took me two passes to get all the chicken ground down. Pour ground chicken into a large mixing bowl and add the remaining ingredients(minus the coconut oil). Mix until well combined.
In a large skillet, heat coconut oil (or your preferred cooking oil) over medium/high heat. Here’s the fun part, I didn’t exactly measure out the amount of chicken mixture for each patty. With a gloved hands, I grabbed about 4 fingers full of mixture and gently formed it into small patties. If you need a more accurate measurement, you could use 1/4 cup up to 1/3 cup. You can certainly make these smaller if you intend on using them for sliders!
Cook each side until lightly browned. Let drain on a paper towel lined plate.

Per 1 croquette(according to My Fitness Pal) ::

Calories: 116
Fat: 5g
Carbs: 4g
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Net Carbs: 3g

To turn these into chicken parm sliders for a football game/tailgating event:

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Dip each patty in your favorite pizza sauce and place on a foil lined baking pan. Cover each patty with mozzarella cheese and bake in a 375*F oven for 10 minutes. Just long enough for the cheese to melt. Serve on potato or Hawaiian rolls and enjoy!!

These were a huge hit and a quick dinner for the family on Wednesday night. True there is little labor involved, but these are so worth it! These freeze up well too, make the recipe as is and freeze them in packs of two. You’ll have a quick meal ready to go when you’re too busy to make a full blown dinner. Serve up with zucchini noodles, a homemade tomato sauce and you’ll have a simple filling meal in under 10 minutes! Provided that you keep homemade frozen sauce on hand that you can thaw out 😉 Prepping ahead is easy and can make your future cooking experience more enjoyable! 

Hope you all enjoy and have a blessed week!!

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Tex-Mex Tater Tot Casserole

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Tex-Mex Tater Tot Casserole

Tex–Mex Tater Tot Casserole

2 lbs ground beef, cooked

1 onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 package taco seasoning

Salt and Pepper to taste

1 can black beans

1 can Rotel

1/2–1 cup salsa verde

1 can corn, drained

16 oz bag frozen tater tots

2 cups shredded cheese of your choice (Mexican blend is great)

Chopped black olives to garnish (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease 9×13 pan with cooking spray.

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In a large pot (dutch oven preferred) brown ground beef with onion and minced garlic. Drain fat if desired. Add taco seasoning, salt and pepper, black beans, Rotel, salsa verde, and corn. Let simmer to allow flavors to blend.

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Pour tater tots into greased pan into a mostly single layer. Season with a sprinkle of salt and pepper if desired. Pour meat mixture over the tots, top with cheese and bake covered in foil for 40 minutes. Remove foil and continue to bake for another 15 minutes. Let stand for a few minutes before serving with sour cream and tortilla chips and topped with chopped black olives(if desired).

Take care, this casserole will weigh a ton as you pull it out of the oven! I sat it on the stove top with a resounding “thud”. But it is a delicious casserole, quick to put together and clean up was easy! Just threw the baking pan away and had a single cook pot to clean. Leftovers went into the freezer, heating up is a cinch. Just place a portioned amount into the microwave safe bowl, cover with a paper towel and cook on high for 2 minutes. Stir in any leftover frosty bits, reheat again if you want it piping hot and enjoy! You could definitely serve this with a side salad, Spanish rice and would be a hit at your next social/get together! Hope you all enjoy!!!

Happy Eating