Levi Roots' chicken and sweet potato patties recipe

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Serve Levi Roots' chunky chicken, sweet potato and spinach patties with his cooling yogurt and cucumber dip. For more Caribbean recipes visit goodtoknow.co.uk.

  • healthy
  • Low-fat
Serves4
SkillEasy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins

Serve these chunky chicken, sweet potato and spinach patties with a cooling yogurt and cucumber dip. You could also try them in a bun as a Caribbean-style burger.

Ingredients

For the

patties

:

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • ½ large bag sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 jacket potato, peeled and diced
  • 100g spinach, chopped
  • ½ red onion, finely diced
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 2tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 crusty rolls, made into breadcrumbs
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8tbsp jerk/BBQ sauce, like Reggae Reggae Sauce

For the

dip

:

  • 5tbsp low-fat yogurt
  • ½ cucumber, finely diced
  • Sprig of mint, chopped
  • 2 tbsp jerk/BBQ sauce, like Reggae Reggae Sauce

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Method

  1. To make this chicken breast recipe (opens in new tab), boil the potatoes together in a large pan of water for 10-15 mins or until soft and tender, drain, then mash.
  2. In a food processor blend the chicken until smooth.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a pan on a medium heat and fry off the onion then add the spinach to wilt. Take off the heat.
  4. Mix the potatoes, chicken, onions and spinach with all the other patties ingredients until mixed well. Make into 8 patties using your hands.
  5. Place the patties on the grill or barbecue and grill for 10 mins on each side until golden brown.
  6. Mix the yoghurt, jerk sauce, cucumber and mint and serve with the patties.
Top Tip for making Levi Roots' chicken and sweet potato patties

Use a handheld blender or a cheese grater to make breadcrumbs from the crusty rolls.

Levi Roots
Levi Roots

Levi Roots is a Jamaican-born chef and an inventor in the food industry, most famous for pitching his homemade jerk bbq sauce - Reggae Reggae Sauce- to the investors on Dragons Den. He gave 40 per cent of his business to Dragon Peter Jones and Richard Farleigh for a £50,000 investment. His secret ingredient sauce was a huge hit and in 2007, it hit shelves across the country and made him an instant success. He has since been invited by Prime Ministers to Downing Street, in recognition of his notable success.