tuscan chicken cakes with tomato basil relish


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A family friend introduced me to this recipe and it's been a favorite of mine ever since. This is another one of those top-notch recipes that I haven't found a single person to not like yet. It is time consuming to make (because of all the chopping) but the end result is delicious. And they make great leftovers!

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  • add   1/3 cup prepared balsamic vinegar & oil dressing
  • add   1 package (5 oz.) mixed salad greens
  • add   2 tablespoons olive oil
  • add   1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
  • add   1/3 cup finely chopped roasted red peppers, drained
  • add   2 teaspoons honey mustard
  • add   1/4 cup prepared basil pesto
  • add   1 egg, lightly beaten
  • add   1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • add   1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs, divided
  • add   4 cooked chicken breasts, shredded
  • add   Tomato Basil Relish: recipe follows


  1. In large bowl, mix together chicken, 1/2 cup of the bread
  2. crumbs, mayonnaise, egg, pesto, honey mustard, roasted
  3. peppers and red onion.
  4. Shape chicken mixture into cakes, I can usually make 12 cakes. Lightly coat each with remaining 1/2 cup bread crumbs. In large nonstick frying pan, place oil over medium high heat. Add chicken cakes and cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side; drain on paper towels.
  5. Toss salad greens with dressing and divide among serving plates. Top each with 2 chicken cakes; Top each cake with dollop of Tomato-Basil Relish. Makes 6 servings.
  6. Tomato-Basil Relish*:
  7. In small bowl, mix together 1 cup seeded and chopped plum tomatoes, 1/3 cup chopped red onion, 3 tablespoons (drained) chopped sun dried tomatoes, 2 tablespoons slivered basil leaves, 2 tablespoons prepared balsamic & oil dressing and 1 teaspoon prepared basil pesto.
  8. *NOTE: I always make extra relish because it goes so quickly.

ChefsugNote From The Chef

Ruby 18:20, 03 Oct 2007

To give some recognition to the creator of this recipe, Janice is the true mastermind. (http://www.familyoven.com/users/home?u=1123) Check her out!

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isaac 18:03, 17 Sep 2007

hmmm, delicious!

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