Cake, Batter, and Bowl

Football Chicken Cakes

Appetizers

An additional foodie goal of mine this year is to enter more contests. I really enjoy the whole recipe development process and there are some incredible prizes! The Tyson Fantasy League Party Master Contest recently caught my eye on Contest Cook.  I’m an aspiring party master! For my Super Bowl party I would want to serve cute football themed appetizers. Yes, my inner Martha is coming out to play again! I decided my entry would revolve around a twist on my avocado chicken cake recipe, but this time I would shape the cakes to resemble footballs and use a sauce to decorate them!

These football cakes are delicious, come together quickly, and are a great way to use up your leftover rotisserie chicken. I just mixed shredded chicken with roasted red peppers, red onion, garlic, and panko, and used a bit of mayo and an egg to hold everything together. Then I shaped the mixture into footballs and coated them with more panko. I crisped them up in a bit of olive oil and then squeezed some ranch dressing on top to mimic the football details. So cute! I’m biased of course, but I think the recipe is a winner and I entered it in the contest. But, now I need your help!

Only the 10 top recipes with the highest number of votes on February 1 will be considered by the judges for the grand prize, so I would extremely grateful if you could go here and vote for my Football Chicken Cakes! You do have to register, which I know is annoying, but the promotion is also an instant win game, so every time you log in to vote you could win a prize like a grill/cooler combo, MP3 player, football video game, etc. When you register, be sure to follow the requested format for your phone number and birth date, otherwise the page won’t load. You can vote every day until February 1 and I would truly appreciate each and every vote! Thanks everyone!

Football Chicken Cakes
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups shredded leftover Tyson Rotisserie Chicken
1 cup panko
1/3 cup chopped roasted red peppers
3 tablespoon chopped red onions
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 Tbsp light mayonnaise
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon olive oil
1/3 cup ranch dressing

Directions:
In a large bowl, mix together chicken, 1/3 cup panko, roasted red peppers, red onion, garlic, mayo, egg, and salt. Form 8 cakes shaped like footballs; coat cakes in remaining 2/3 cup panko.

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat in a large nonstick skillet; add 4 cakes and cook until light brown, about 3 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and 4 cakes. Place ranch dressing in a squeeze bottle and decorate football cakes. Makes 8 appetizer sized servings.

Nutrition: 193 calories, 9.9g fat, 1.3g fiber, 15.6g protein per serving
Cost: $0.78 per serving

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