Spicy Chicken Cakes with Horseradish Aioli Recipe

Spicy Chicken Cakes with Horseradish Aiolo is a tasty and interesting variation of the classic crab cakes. Your could serve these Spicy Chicken Chicken Cakes as an entree or even on a bun. Delicious both ways and an instant hit.

My husband and I especially enjoyed the delicious Aioli Sauce on this delicious Spicy Chicken Cake with Horseradish Aiolo. Aioli (ay-OH-lee) is a garlic mayonnaise from the Provence region in France and a popular condiment there for meat and vegetables. These chicken cakes can be made in advance and refrigerated.

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Spicy Chicken Cakes


Spicy Chicken Cakes With Horseradish Aioli Recipe:
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Spicy Chicken Cakes With Horseradish Aioli Recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Spicy Chicken Cakes:
  • 2 (1 1/2-ounce) slices whole wheat bread
  • 2 chicken breasts skinless and boneless, cut into chunks*
  • 1/4 cup green onions or chives, freshly chopped
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise (light or low-fat)
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil or vegetable oil
French Aioli Sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise (light or low-fat)
  • 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
Spicy Chicken Cakes Instructions:
  1. Prepare French Aioli;  refrigerate until ready to serve.

  2. Place bread in a food processor; pulse 10 times or until coarse crumbs.  Measure out 1 cup to use in this recipe’ set breadcrumbs aside.  NOTE: If you have remaining breadcrumbs, place in a resealable plastic bag and freeze for future use.  Check out my web page on Making Homemade Bread Crumbs.

  3. Place chicken pieces in food processor; pulse just until ground.  Be carefully not to process too long.

  4. In a medium-size bowl, combine ground chicken, chives or green onions, mayonnaise, Cajun seasoning, 1/4 teaspoon salt, egg whites, and breadcrumbs; mix well (mixture will be wet).  Divide mixture into either 4 large or 8 small patties, approximately 1/2-inch-thick each.

    Raw Chicken Patties
  5. In a large nonstick frying pan over medium heat, add vegetable or olive oil and heat.  Add chicken patties; cook 6 to 8 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer registers an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.   Remove from heat.

  6. Serve with a dollop of Aioli on each chicken cake.

  7. Makes 4 servings.

French Aioli Sauce Instructions:
  1. In small bowl, combine mayonnaise, horseradish, garlic, and salt.

  2. Refrigerate until ready to serve with chicken cakes.

Recipe Notes

** The U.S. Department of Agriculture, as well as food agencies in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, advises against washing poultry.  Rinsing chicken will not remove or kill much bacteria, and the splashing of water around the sink can spread the bacteria found in raw chicken.  Cooking poultry to 165 degrees Fahrenheit effectively destroys the most common culprits behind food-borne illness.


Thermapen Internal Temperature Cooking ChartI get many readers asking what cooking/meat thermometer that I prefer and use in my cooking and baking. I, personally, use the Thermapen Thermometer. Originally designed for professional use, the Super-Fast Thermapen Thermometer is used by chefs all over the world.  I only endorse a few products, on my web site, that I like and use regularly.

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Source: I adapted this recipe from Cooking Light Magazine, July 2006.

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