{Recipe Files}: Chicken Cakes w/ Chipotle Mayo Sauce

I have a super tasty treat for you! If you like crab cakes, you'll love this one. And if you aren't a seafood lover, you'll STILL love this one!
This is like a traditional crab cakes, except you're using chicken instead! It takes a bit of prep work (cutting all the veggies, etc) but they come together super easily and they are mega tasty! I adapted this recipe a bit, and changed the sauce that the original site had recommended to a less complicated one.

What You Need:
For the Cakes
~Olive Oil
~1/4 C red pepper, finely chopped
~1/4 C yellow pepper, finely chopped
~1 tsp minced garlic (or 2 fresh cloves, minced)
~2 12-oz cans chicken breast, drained well
~2 large eggs, slightly beaten
~1/3 C mayo (I used low fat)
~1 Tbsp lemon juice
~1 Tbsp Italian parsley, chopped
~1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
~ 1.5 tsp Old Bay or Creole seasoning
~1 tsp dried tarragon
~2 C Panko bread crumbs, divided
For The Sauce:
~1/4 C light mayo
~1-2 tsp chili powder (depending on the heat you like; start with less, and add more)
~1 tsp lime juice

What You Do:
1.Using a pan, add in 2 Tbsp olive oil and let it heat up. Then add in the red and yellow peppers, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Saute until tender, and then add in the minced garlic and cook for another minute or so. Remove and let cool.
2. Add the chicken to a large bowl. Then add in the lemon juice, Dijon, mayo, tarragon, parsley, old bay seasoning and 1 Cup of Panko breadcrumbs. Add in the sauteed peppers and mix until well combined. Add in the beaten eggs at the end and mix to combine.
3. Add the remaining Panko bread crumbs (1 Cup) to a bowl. Picking up about a handful of the chicken mixture, shape into a ball and coat each side with the Panko. Flatten to desired thickness and place on a pan. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
4. Using a non-stick skillet, heat olive oil and then cook cakes evenly on both sides until browned on the outside.
5. Top each cake with the sauce mixture and enjoy!


  1. Easy, tasty sounding and with that sauce, the flavor is probably fantastic!! Cannot wait to try these!!

  2. Yum, these sounds so good! I love a good crab or tuna cake, so these sound perfect!

  3. Now this is my kind of food! I cannot stand crab cakes but I could get behind some chicken cakes! Plus, everyone likes chicken, right? This would be great for a family dinner one night! Thanks for sharing!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  4. I don't live seafood so this is perfect for me!! I think I would totally love these. Although I haven't seen chicken in a can before. I will have to look for that next time I'm out shopping!
    Xo, Evelina @ Fortunate House

  5. I pinned chicken cakes last week and I've been dying to make them but I was worried how they'd taste. Definitely going to give these a try this weekend now! YUM! Sequins & Sea Breezes

  6. YUM! I'm allergic to shellfish, so this is perfect! And bring on the chipotle :-D
    Green Fashionista

  7. ok so i love crab cakes and these look amazing! so funny i thought of pamela when you posted this bc she doesn't do seafood but i'm sure she'd like these :)

    xoxo cheshire kat

  8. This looks SOOOOOOOOOOO good!


  9. File this under things I didn't know I needed. This looks AMAZING and delicious and I wish I had some at 945am (no judging! ;)

  10. Yum! These look delicious!

  11. Yum! I am always looking for new recipes and I am definitely adding this to my list.

  12. Ooh, I need to try this! My husband hates crab, so this is a good alternative!

  13. I'm not a huge seafood person, but I'm willing to always try. One thing I've never tried is crabcakes..this looks SO good!

  14. Those look so good and easy to make for during the week meals!

  15. These sound so good. Completely outside of my comfort zone in terms of things I typically cook, so I'd love to give this recipe a try!

  16. I'm so glad you shared this one - can't wait to try!

  17. And again I'm saving! I'm basically going to make a pinterest board entitled Jens Yummy Creations!!! :)

  18. Crab cakes are my favorite, but I've never made them or cooked with crab. These Chicken cakes seem right up my alley!! They look delicious. Can't wait to give this a try!

  19. I can't wait to give this a try once we have a working kitchen back in our house. I love crab cakes, but Ryan doesn't, so this will be the perfect compromise. :)

  20. I don't know how I missed this yeasterday. Looks so great since I am not a big seafood eater! Pinning for later!

  21. Crab cakes, tuna cakes, chicken cakes, I pretty much love any cake-haha! These look incredibly delicious! Will have to try them out soon :)

  22. I love chicken cakes, I'll have to try this recipe! Xo, Stephanie


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