Chicken and Chives Cakes

Posted by Mike Miryala on

Jump to Recipe

These Keto Chicken and Chives Cakes are big on flavor and light on carbs. Fry up a batch for a surprisingly easy five-ingredient appetizer or serve with a side for a satisfying entrée. However you choose to serve up these succulent chicken patties, expect clean plates at the end of the meal!


Simple Serving Suggestions

  • Weeknight Dinner – Serve alongside cauliflower mash or cauliflower white rice for an easy low-carb entrée that doesn’t skimp on flavor or yumminess.

  • Leftovers for Lunch – Serve over greens with a low-carb dressing for a light salad that revitalizes leftovers and leaves you feeling satisfied after lunch.

  • Simple Yet Elegant – Serve with your favorite low-carb noodles on your best plates for a date night dinner that is as easy as it is impressive, not to mention tasty!

  • Easy Entertaining – Instead of forming four small patties, form eight mini patties. Serve on a platter with toothpicks for serving for a simple appetizer that would be equally at home at a garden party or a game day party.

3 International Variations

One easy way to change up a dish without changing the nutrition values too drastically is to switch up the herbs and spices. It is surprising how easy it is to taste the many flavors of the world with just one base recipe. Read on for a few suggestions to take your taste buds on a world tour all without leaving your kitchen.

  1. Italian-Inspired Chicken Cakes – replace chives with chopped parsley, basil, oregano, and minced garlic.

  2. Moroccan-Inspired Chicken Cakes – replace chives with Moroccan spice blend, typical additions include, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, cumin, and cayenne or chili powder.

  3. Cuban-Inspired Chicken Cakes – replace chives with minced garlic, chopped oregano and cumin powder. After cooking, squeeze a wedge of lime over the cakes before serving.

Chicken on Low-Carb Diet

Chicken can be an excellent source of protein for individuals following a low-carb diet and seeking weight loss. Here are some potential benefits and effects:

  • High in protein: Chicken is a good source of high-quality protein, which is essential for building and maintaining muscle mass. Protein also helps to keep you feeling full and satisfied, which can be beneficial for weight loss.

  • Low in carbohydrates: Chicken is naturally low in carbohydrates, making it a suitable food for individuals following a low-carb diet.

  • Versatile: Chicken can be prepared in many different ways, making it a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of low-carb dishes.

  • Nutrient dense: Chicken is also a good source of essential nutrients such as vitamin B6, vitamin B12, zinc, and niacin.

  • Helps with muscle recovery: Chicken contains the amino acid leucine, which plays a role in muscle recovery and growth after exercise.

However, it's important to keep in mind that the way you prepare chicken can impact its nutritional value. For example, fried chicken can be high in calories and unhealthy fats, which can be detrimental to weight loss goals. To get the most benefits from chicken on a low-carb diet, it's best to prepare it using healthy cooking methods such as grilling, baking, or broiling. Additionally, it's important to consume a variety of protein sources as part of a balanced diet, rather than relying solely on chicken for your protein needs.

Chicken and Chives Cakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 2 servings
Category: Appetizer, Dinner, Entrée
Cuisine: American


Description: A versatile chicken dish packed with herby flavor.


  • 1 chicken breast (200 g)
  • 1 medium egg (49 g)
  • 2 Tablespoons of chives (6 g)
  • 1/4 cup of almond flour (30 g)
  • 3 Tablespoons of coconut oil (45 ml), to cook with
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Blend the chicken, egg, chives, and almond flour together in a food processor.
  2. Form 4 small patties.
  3. Add the coconut oil to a frying pan and fry the chicken and chive cakes until cooked through.
  4. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Nutrition: (Estimated and based on per-serving amounts.)

  • Calories:  474
  • Fat:  39 g
  • Total Carbs:  3 g
  • Fiber:  2 g
  • Sugar:  1 g
  • Net Carbs:  1 g
  • Protein:  29 g

Print Recipe