As we all know I'm not a fast food kinda girl - real quick though, it's not because I don't like it, it's just due to most of their ingredients and the lack of enjoyment my stomach gets out of them. I saw a McChicken dupe on social media and wanted to try it!
I've been trying to do little cooking segments on our YESyoga instagram stories every now and again, so if you caught this one the recipe is finally here! Depending on your choice of bun and mayo, this can actually be a very balanced macronutrient meal, and if you don't give AF about that, just care that it's good.
Also, just a quick heads up, I used my air fryer for this. If you don't have an air fryer try baking the chicken patties or frying them in a skillet.
- 2 packages ground chicken
- 2 tbs flaxseed
- 2 tbs nutritional yeast
- 3 tbs dijon
- 2 tsp ground paprika
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 2 tsp salt
Mix ground chicken, flaxseed, nutritional yeast, dijon, paprika, garlic powder, and salt together in a large bowl. You can mix by hand or using a spoon. The raw ground chicken does get pretty sticky, so you can opt to wear gloves if that kinda thing weirds you out.
Once chicken is mixed completely, preheat your air fryer. While pre-heating, start to form your chicken into burger sized patties.
Mix cornmeal, almond flour, coconut flour, and salt together for a dredge. Once your chicken patty is formed, place each side into the flour mixture so that the outside of the chicken is evenly coated. Once coated place the chicken on the air fryer basket that has been sprayed with non-stick spray (I like the Thrive Avocado Oil Spray) and repeat.
Do not over crowd the air fryer. I always do a quick spray of avocado oil on top of the patties and cook at 380 degrees for 12 minutes, flipping about half way through.
You can eat as a burger or chop and eat as a salad! You will love these, they are a HUGE hit in our house.
PS Make a huge batch of these and cook then let cool completely and freeze. Once frozen you can pop them in the oven like those lil' frozen chicken nuggets for easy dinners. Trust me, you'll thank me later.