Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Chicken Cakes take the Cake!

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When Steve and I first moved in together I asked his mom to give me some recipes that she knew he liked. I got some really great recipes from her and this is one of them. This recipe came from an issue of Cooking Light Magazine. It was listed as one of that issue's "Greatest Hits" and we know why!

We usually eat these for dinner with a vegetable and some rice but I always picture them served as a first course at a dinner party. Maybe on a bed of lightly dressed arugula and red onion salad with a dollop of the aioli. I'll have to do that!

So here is the recipe taken from the Cooking Light Website...

Spicy Chicken Cakes with Horseradish Aioli

Aioli (ay-OH-lee) is a garlic mayonnaise from the Provence region in France and a popular condiment there for meat and vegetables. It can be made in advance and refrigerated.

Total time: 45 minutes.

2 (1 1/2-ounce) slices whole wheat bread
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast (I use ground chicken breast)
1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
3 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise
1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large egg whites
2 teaspoons canola oil


2 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise
2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
1/8 teaspoon salt

To prepare cakes, place bread in a food processor; pulse 10 times or until coarse crumbs measure 1 cup (discard remaining breadcrumbs). Set breadcrumbs aside.

Place chicken in food processor; pulse until ground. Combine chicken, chives, 3 tablespoons mayonnaise, seasoning, 1/4 teaspoon salt, egg whites, and breadcrumbs in a medium bowl; mix well (mixture will be wet). Divide mixture into 8 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add patties; cook 7 minutes on each side or until done.

To prepare aioli, combine 2 tablespoons mayonnaise and remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Serve with cakes.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 2 chicken cakes and about 1 1/2 teaspoons aioli)CALORIES 242 (26% from fat); FAT 7.1g (sat 1.3g,mono 1.8g,poly 1.3g); PROTEIN 29.5g; CHOLESTEROL 66mg; CALCIUM 44mg; SODIUM 749mg; FIBER 0.5g; IRON 1.6mg; CARBOHYDRATE 12.5g

Cooking Light, JULY 2006


Theresa said...

I found you by way of my sister's site, Sweets,Savories,etc. I certainly would like to give these a try, since were trying to watch those darn calories!

Bob said...

These look wicked good. I am so stealing this recipe. :)