Today has been a day full of waiting, and as much as I would like to pretend that I am a patient person, I’m really not. I had an appointment at the stomach doctor this morning and somehow I managed to pick the stomach doctor that has an office that is so far away from my house I swear I was halfway in Phoenix!
Stupidly, I decided to just use my GPS to get me there without even looking at the route on Google Maps first. I was hoping to avoid both the busy downtown area and the freeway, but my GPS decided to send me through both. Needless to say, I got lost a few times and screamed at the GPS until I came to my senses and realized that it wasn’t going to apologize.
I then finally made it to the doctors office, in what seemed like three hours later, and I walk into the office and there are literally like 20 people sitting in the waiting room. I guess stomach issues really are prevalent these days!
For some reason I thought it would be a good idea to schedule a doctors appointment and an oil change on the same day, so after the appointment I headed straight to the automotive center which is notorious for long waits. Thankfully it also happens to be located at the mall, so I hit up Old Navy and bought some really cute shirts! I guess there is always a silver lining 🙂
I’ve been dreaming up these chicken patties for sometime now, and although I really just wanted to sit in front of the tv for hours after I got home, I didn’t want to keep you waiting any longer for this recipe!
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you may be thinking that I am a little bit burger obsessed these days. And you would be 100% correct! First there were these awesome sweet potato burgers, and then I made these addicting roasted beet burgers, and now I am presenting you with these vegan chicken patties.
I used to be pretty obsessed with those fake chicken patties that you can buy in the “healthy” part of the freezer section. I would eat them between a bun, on salads, in pasta, and even in tacos. They were pretty much my BFFs and I always made sure I had a few boxes in the freezer. But, unfortunately, I had to give them up once I gave gluten up because they are not gluten free, and I’m pretty sure they aren’t vegan either.
Since then, I’ve been dreaming of a gluten free fake chicken patty (as I so affectionately called them). I’ve been pretty pleased with my veggie burger method of using brown rice, beans, and some type of roasted starch or vegetable. To make these chicken patties, I cooked my brown rice in vegetable broth and then blended them up with chick peas and white sweet potatoes. Have you ever used white sweet potatoes before? I usually prefer the bright orange sweet potatoes which are much sweeter and less starchier than white sweet potatoes. But, I didn’t want these chicken patties to be sweet and I also wanted to keep them a whitish color. I then coated them in bread crumbs and heated them in the skillet with a little bit of olive oil to give them a crispy crust on the outside.
If you’ve made any of my other veggie burgers they have a very similar texture. They are moist and soft, and they do hold together really well. I hope you are as burger obsessed as I am these days 🙂Print
This is Cheeto trying to use mind control to get Eric or I to let him in and out of the screened in porch all day. This is how we spend our weekends, in out in out in out……