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Corn Cakes with Crisp Chicken Recipe

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Laurel DeVore


Corn Cakes:

1 c. masa harina (ground corn flour)
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. brown sugar
3/4 c. boiling water
1 T. canola oil (for cooking)

Crisp Chicken:
2 c. cooked and shredded chicken (you can use a rotisserie chicken if you are short on time!)
1/2 c. thinly sliced onions
1 T. chopped garlic
1 jalapeño, sliced into thin strips
1 T. cumin powder
1/4 c. golden raisins
2 T. chopped cilantro
1/4 c. queso fresco or soft goat cheese (optional)

Additional cilantro
Additional queso fresco cheese
A dash of salt
A squeeze of lime juice

1.To make the corn cakes: In a bowl, mix all together all ingredients except oil until it forms a ball. Let stand 30 minutes. Separate into 8 smaller rounds. Press each into the palm of your hand to make a thick little cake about 3-4 inches in diameter.

2. Heat a dry nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat. Toast the cakes on both sides and set aside. They are only partially cooked at this point.

3. Add 1 T. oil to the pan and heat over medium-hight heat. Fry 2-3 cakes at a time until each is crisp on both sides, about 3 minutes.

4. To make the crisp chicken: Place cooked chicken, onions, garlic, jalapeño, and cumin in a hot pan with a bit of oil; sauté. When chicken begins to get crispy, add raisins and mix thoroughly. Turn off heat. Add cilantro and cheese, if using. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

5. Serving: Onto each corn cake, pile cooked chicken mixture and top with cheese, cilantro, salt and lime juice.

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Preparation Time:
~1 hour
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe originally came from one of our favorite recipe books called "The Feedzone Cookbook: Fast and Flavorful Food For Athletes." Over the years, we've realized that the recipes in here are not only some of the best but also the easiest and quickest to prepare! During quarantine, our version (we've changed a few things to make it our own!) has become an easy, tasty constant staple in our crazy world. Enjoy!




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