Whole30 Chicken Patties with Marjoram & Lemon

These easy Whole30 Chicken Patties are made with marjoram, lemon and garlic are served with spicy mayo. Are you looking for an egg-free Whole30 breakfast? Who isn’t, right? We eat them for lunch, dinner, and guess what else BREAKFAST! Especially if you’re looking for awesome egg-free breakfast options, stick around and read this whole post.

Even when I’m not on a round of Whole30, Chicken Patties are a great item to have on hand. I like them for a quick morning meal, but I’ve also prepped them for lunch, and even made them into lettuce wraps for dinner. And when you them with a bit of spicy dip and it’s so, so good, plus a refreshing change of pace from the morning egg routine (here’s another egg-free Paleo breakfast idea!).

Whole30 Chicken Patties with marjoram, garlic, and lemon sliced on a dish - Finished

FAQ: Whole30 Chicken Patties

What is marjoram?

Marjoram is an herb pretty similar to oregano, but marjoram has a more delicate, milder flavor. For these chicken patties, the marjoram really works beautifully against the bright lemon and garlic, and it takes something as simple as ground chicken to a totally new level! If you only have oregano on hand, feel free to substitute it in this and any recipe that calls for marjoram, but use a little less to account for that.

What kind of chicken should I use?

There’s more flavor in ground chicken thighs, so I try to choose them when I can, but ground chicken breasts work just fine too. They’re a lot more readily available at grocers near me, so if that’s what you have too, go ahead and use it! It’ll still be delicious. I mean, how could it not be?

Okay, I’d love to know:

I used to totally be on team “NO!” when it came to savory breakfasts. Over the years and rounds of Whole30, I’ve changed my mind about that and a lot of things. I eat savory breakfasts pretty much every day (just check my Instagram stories!), and lots of non-traditional breakfast foods often, too! So tell me – would you eat this for breakfast, or is this more of a lunch thing for you? Let me know in the comments below!

Just a few simple ingredients make these marjoram + lemon + garlic chicken patties!

If you make these Chicken Patties, I’d love to see! Tag me on Instagram @cookathomemom!

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Marjoram, Garlic, and Lemon Chicken Patties

Whole30, Low Carb, Paleo

Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken patties, marjoram
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 271 kcal

Ingredients

Chicken Patties

  • 1 lb ground chicken preferably thighs, but breasts work too!
  • 1 tbsp marjoram
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Spicy Dip

  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1-2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Serve with

  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 8-12 lettuce leaves

Instructions

Make Chicken Patties

  1. Mix all the ingredients except for the oil together in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate for about 30 minutes. 

  2. Heat the oil in a medium skillet. 

  3. Form the chicken mixture into 3 inch patties (It should make about 8-10 in total). 

  4. Pan fry for about 3-4 minutes per side, until cooked through. 

Make the Mayo

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.

Serve

  1. Give the finished chicken patties and squeeze of lemon juice and a sprinkle of flakey sea salt. Serve it with the spicy mayo, lettuce, and sliced avocados. 

Nutrition Facts
Marjoram, Garlic, and Lemon Chicken Patties
Amount Per Serving
Calories 271 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 100mg33%
Sodium 553mg24%
Potassium 685mg20%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 3612IU72%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.