Blend the garlic and the spices into the ground chicken. Let stand in the refrigerator overnight to let the meat absorb the spices.
Heat vegetable oil in a skillet under medium heat until hot but not smoking. Roll the spiced sausage meat into golf ball size rounds and flatten to around 1 cm thickness. Fry under medium heat until cooked through (75°C interior temperature), about six minutes per side.
In the same skillet, mix shortening and flour under low heat until well combined
Add water, increase heat to medium, and bring to a boil, stirring. Add salt, pepper, and paprika. Stir until the gravy has thickened, about five minutes.
Serve with buttermilk biscuits or rice.