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“The Easy Entree finalist recipe from the American Diary Association posted in Southern Living 2006.”
8 patties

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (11 ounce) can Mexican-style corn, drained and divided (1/4 cup for the patties and the remainder for the Relish below)
  • 1 (4 1/2 ounce) canchopped green chilies, drained and divided (1 tsp for the patties and the remainder for the Relish below)
  • 1 cup dry breadcrumbs, divided
  • 2 large eggs, divided
  • 4 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 13 cup jarred roasted red pepper, drained and chopped
  • 13 cup chopped red onion
  • 14 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 12 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons herb-and-spice seasoning or 2 teaspoons salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 12 tablespoons olive oil
  • romaine lettuce leaf
  • sour cream
  • Tomato Basil and Corn Relish
  • corn (use the remainder reserved corn from recipe above)
  • chopped green chili (use the remainder reserved chiles from recipe above)
  • 1 12 cups seeded and chopped plum tomatoes
  • 13 cup chopped red onion
  • 14 cup chopped jarred roasted red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 12 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper


  1. Remove 1/4 cup corn and place in a large bowl, reserving remaining corn in can for Tomato, Basil and Corn Relish. Remove 1 teaspoon chiles and place in bowl with corn, reserving remaining chiles in can for Tomato, Basil and Corn Relish. Add 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, 1 egg, chicken and next 7 ingredients to corn and chiles in bowl. Combine chicken mixture until well blended; shape mixture into 8 patties.
  2. Beat remaining egg in a small bowl. Dip chicken patties in egg and dredge in remaining 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, shaking to remove any excess.
  3. Fry patties in hot olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Arrange patties on lettuce; top with Tomato, Basil and Corn Relish with a dollop of sour cream.
  4. To make the Tomato, Basil, and Corn Relish: Stir together first 9 ingredients; add salt and pepper to taste.

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