Rosemary Lemon Chicken Patties & Parmesan Cauliflower Mash

"Huiskos - Weeknight cooking. Rosemary lemon chicken patties & creamy double Parmesan cauliflower mash with sautéed collard greens & broccoli raab. Fast, easy & wow did I just make the same dish twice in one month? Rare, but it’s tasty."
-- @thedaleyplate

A Note from Feedfeed

Savory chicken patties, creamy cauliflower mash, and bitter roasted broccoli rabe are paired with tart lemon to help balance the flavors; this is a dinner the whole family will love! Perfect for early fall because it's comforting but not too heavy-you're getting a good amount of veggies with a dish that could easily be carb-heavy. 

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Prep time 15mins
Cook time 30mins
Serves or Makes: 4

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For the Chicken Patties:


  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic paste
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 teaspoon preserved lemon paste, optional
  • 3 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

For the Cauliflower Mash:


  • 1/2 cup head cauliflower, chopped into florets (about 6 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup finely grated parmesan
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Salt

Make the Chicken Patties


  • Step 1

    In a medium bowl, mix together the ground chicken, sour cream, rosemary, kosher salt, cayenne powder, garlic paste, and lemon zest. Mix in preserved lemon paste and chives.

  • Step 2

    Divide into 4 patties. Heat oil skillet over medium heat. Sear each patty for 5 - 8 minutes per side.

Make the Cauliflower

  • Step 1

    Add cauliflower to a large pot and cover with water. Add a generous pinch of salt to the water and bring to a boil. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until soft and tender.

  • Step 2

    Place cooked cauliflower into a food processor with butter, heavy cream, parmesan, and nutmeg. Puree until creamy. Pass the mixture through a sieve for an even smoother texture.