Tropical Chicken Patties

Total Time:
40 min
15 min
25 min

4 servings

  • 1 1/4 pounds ground chicken
  • 2 small jalapeno peppers (1 green, 1 red), seeded and minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 1/2 cups diced pineapple
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Put the chicken, half of the green jalapeno, half of the garlic, the allspice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste in a large bowl. Mix with your hands and form into four 1/2-inch-thick oval patties. Put the patties on a plate, cover and refrigerate until ready to cook.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add half of the red onion, the remaining green jalapeno and garlic, and the turmeric and cook 1 minute. Add the rice, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, stir and reduce the heat to medium low; cover and simmer until the rice is tender, about 15 minutes. Add the peas but don't stir; cover and set aside.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the patties and cook until firm, about 4 minutes per side. Toss the pineapple, cilantro, red jalapeno, and the remaining red onion and 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil in a bowl. Season with salt.

  • Stir the rice and peas and season with salt and pepper. Serve with the patties and pineapple salsa.

  • Photograph by Antonis Achilleos

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