[Recipe] Chicken dressed in garlic yoghurt with black bean and quinoa patties

Recipe – Garlic Chicken

A delicious healthy recipe commissioned from Sleekgeek Success Story turned Coach,  Sylvia Frank.

Carefully designed to fit in with the Sleekgeek Food ListHealthy Meal Template, and  Portion Control Guide.


  • Recommended for: Lunch.


  • Protein
    • 4 skinless, deboned chicken breasts.
    • 1 cup low-fat Bulgarian yoghurt.
  • Veggies:
    • Side Salad made with:
      • 4 cups shredded lettuce
      • 2 diced tomatoes
      • Half a cucumber, sliced
      • Half finely chopped red onion.
      • Finely chopped chives (optional)
  • Smart Carb
    • Quarter cup uncooked quinoa
    • 1 x 425g canned black beans
    • 1 tbsp coconut flour.
  • Healthy Fat
    • 20 ml olive/ coconut oil for frying
  • Herbs, spices, Extras
    • 100ml tomato paste
    • 1 cup water
    • 1 tsp paprika
    • 1 tsp garlic powder
    • 1 tsp oregano
    • half teaspoon salt
    • half teaspoon pepper
    • Half cup chopped parsley
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • 1 small lemon


  • Roasting dish
  • Fork
  • Spatula
  • Frying pan
  • Small pot
  • Chopping board
  • Chopping knife
  • Fine grater or garlic press.
  • Bowl

Ingredients are based off the Sleekgeek Food List, combined together using the Sleekgeek Healthy Meal Template, and portioned out with the Sleekgeek Portion Control Guide.


  • Preheat oven to 180 C
  • Put 1 cup of water and the quarter cup of quinoa in a small pot on the stove to boil for 10 minutes.
  • In the meantime place the 4 chicken breasts in the roasting dish, sprinkle with a pinch of salt and squeeze over half the lemon juice. Pop in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • While the quinoa is boiling start shredding the lettuce, dice the tomatoes, chop the chives and red onion and slice the cucumber for the salad.
  • Turn off the boiling quinoa on the stove and leave to steam off the remaining water, if any.
  • Turn the chicken breasts in the oven.
  • Open the can of black beans and drain well, mash roughly with a fork. Add Paprika, garlic powder, salt, pepper, coconut flour, and tomato paste. Stir well. Add the cooked quinoa (well drained) and mix well.
  • Remove chicken breasts from the oven and allow to cool.
  • While the chicken is cooling take your bean/quinoa mixture and divide it into 4 portions and shape each portion into a patty with your hands.
  • Place the frying pan on the stove top and heat the olive/coconut oil to coat the pan lightly. Fry your patties for about 3 minutes each side (or until lightly crisp and firm on the outside, checking that they do not burn.
  • Shred your chicken breasts with the fork.
  • Place your bulgarian yoghurt in a bowl. Crush or grate your garlic finely and add to the yoghurt. Squeeze in the juice of a quarter lemon. Mix well and season with a little salt and pepper if desired. Mix in your shredded chicken.

To Serve

  • Arrange your patties as you wish on a platter or on individual plates.
  • Serve your chicken mixture either on top of the patties or alongside them.
  • Garnish your plates as desired and sprinkle chopped parsley on top.
  • Serve with a bowl of mixed salad.


This recipe is carefully designed to fit in with the Sleekgeek Food ListHealthy Meal Template, and  Portion Control Guide.

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