Thursday, May 21, 2009

Spicy Chicken Cakes with a Zing!

For those of you who cannot eat seafood, and those Crab cakes that you see at the beach town restaurants look so good. I have a solution for you! I am one of those who have a allergy to shellfish. And I wanted to replicate those delicious looking cakes. So I adapted this recipe from a crab cake recipe that I had found, and added the zing of the crushed red pepper.

This is a favorite at our house during those hot months. They are super easy to make if you have a food processor to chop up the chicken for you. The other night I served it with a yellow rice and salsa, and steamed corn. Roasted corn on the cob would be perfect with this too!

And definitely serve the Aioli sauce with it,
It is so tasty!
Spicy Chicken Cakes
INGREDIENTS
Aioli (see recipe below)
2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (approximately 1 pound), cut into chunks*
1/4 cup sauteed onions and celery
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
1/2 tsp. dries red pepper
2 large egg whites
1/2 c. breadcrumbs
2 teaspoons vegetable oil or olive oil

DIRECTIONS
**Place chicken pieces in food processor; pulse just until ground. Be carefully not to process too long.

**In a medium-size bowl, combine ground chicken, onion/celery, mustard, Cajun seasoning, red pepper, egg whites, and breadcrumbs; mix well (mixture will be wet).

**Divide mixture into either 8 small patties, approximately 1/2-inch-thick each.

**In a large nonstick frying pan over medium heat, add vegetable or olive oil and heat. Add chicken patties; cook 6 to 8 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer registers an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. Remove from heat.

Serve with a dollop of Aioli on each chicken cake.

Aioli:
2 tablespoons light or low-fat mayonnaise
2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
1 clove garlic, minced garlic
1/8 teaspoon salt
**In small bowl, combine mayonnaise, horseradish, garlic, and salt.
**Refrigerate until ready to serve with chicken cakes.

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Lyn said...

These look great -- I'm going to give them a try!