April 29, 2008

Chipotle Cheddar Chicken Cakes with Honey Pear Salsa

Chipotle Cheddar Chicken Cakes(1)Honey Pear Salsa
1-1/2 cups diced fresh California Bartlett Pears
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
1/4 cup sliced green onion
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup panko breadcrumbs, divided
1/4 cup chopped red onion
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1-1/2 teaspoons minced chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups finely chopped cooked California chicken
2/3 cup shredded sharp Real California Cheddar CheeseĀ®

2 tablespoons canola oil

In medium bowl, combine all salsa ingredients; mix well.

In large bowl, combine 1/3 cup of breadcrumbs, onion, cilantro, chipotle, mayonnaise, egg and salt; stir until well blended. Add chicken and cheese; mix until evenly coated. Form mixture into 8 patties, each 1/2-inch thick. Coat with remaining breadcrumbs.

In large nonstick skillet over medium heat, heat oil until hot. Add chicken patties, in batches if necessary. Cook until golden brown, turning once, about 4 to 5 minutes per side. Serve with salsa.

Makes 4 servings.

Priscilla Yee, Concord, CA
2004 Grand Prize
Chicken with an Ethnic Twist


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