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This recipe is from Real Simple Magazine, May 2007.
A few slight substitutions were made, noted below.
Smoky Chicken Corn Cakes
1 3.5 to 4 lb rotisserie chicken
1 tblsp choppend canned chipotle chilies in adobo sauce
3 tlbsp fresh lime juice
1 tsp kosher salt
1 small red onion, thinly sliced – I used a white sweet onion
4 Roma (plum) tomaotes, diced – I used grape tomoatoes, halved
1/3 c fresh cilantro leaves – I skipped this
Using a fork or your fingers, shred the chicken meat, discarding the skin and bones. In a medium bowl, combine the meat, chipotle, line juice, 1/4 tsp of salt, onion, tomatoes and cilantro; set aside.
Husband is not a fan of tomatoes, and I’m not a fan of raw onions. So – I combined everything but the onion, tomatoes and cilantro. I then spread the chicken mixture on a large baking sheet and put in a 200 degree oven, just to warm it up. The onions I sliced and put in a small saute pan on low and left them to caramelize.
1/2 c all-purpose flour
1/2 c cornmeal
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
4 large eggs
1 c part-skim ricotta
10 oz frozen corn, thawed
2 tsp canola oil
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder and remaining salt. Stir in the eggs and ricotta until no lumps remain. Fold in the corn. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. For each corn cake, spoon about 1/4 c of the batter onto the skillet and cook until golden brown and set on one side, 2 to 3 minutes. Using a spatula, flip the cake and cook 1 minute more.
Divide the cakes among individual plates and top with the chicken mixture. Serve with sour cream if desired.
We made these for dinner one night when some friends were visiting, and were enjoyed by all. And although we had a wonderful dinner, I felt like something was missing. Whip up a creamy chipotle sauce to go over the top? Add some cheese and put under the broiler for a minute? For me, it was a little dry and needed something to push it from good to amazing.