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
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.


For the



  • 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



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




  1. To make this chicken breast recipe, 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
Celebrity chef and entrepreneur

Levi Roots is a Jamaican-born chef and the inventor of the famous homemade BBQ sauce 'Reggae Reggae Sauce' seen in your local supermarket. Levi began his food journey in a tiny little village called Clarendon in Jamaica with his grandmother. He enjoyed helping her in the kitchen and believes she taught him the secrets of how to perfectly mix Caribbean flavours, herbs and spices all together as well as discovering his love for music when attending his grandmothers church. With his parents working in the Brixton, so they could bring their six children over to the UK, Levi finally was the last to move to London in 1970. By 1991, Levi had seven children and lived in Brixton, where he created his famous sauce and decided to create a stall called the 'Rasta'raunt' at Notting Hill Carnival, which combined Jamaican music and the food he was cooking together using his delicious Reggae Reggae sauce. After years of trying to launch the product, Levi was spotted by a researcher from the BBC and was asked to appear on Dragon's Den. Despite trepidation, the sauce was an instant hit to dragons and Levi gave 40% of his business to Dragons Peter Jones and Richard Farleigh for £50,000 investment. By 2007, the sauce had hit the shelves across the country and it is now an essential item in many peoples cupboards. It truly is one of a kind and can be used in many different ways from marinading your chicken with it, to splashing it on top of a delicious rice dish, we've got some of our favourite recipes from the man himself for you to try.