Asian Chicken Cakes with Cilantro Aioli

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Asian Chicken Cakes with Cilantro Aioli
Serves 4
Think Crab Cake, but instead, you'll taste an Asian inspired chicken cake that's out of this world! The crust of panko crumbs and sesame seeds is particularly inviting.
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  1. 1 Lb Meat from 1 Rotisserie Chicken, finely chopped
  2. 2 Tbsp. Green Onion, minced
  3. 2 Tbsp. Red Bell Pepper, minced
  4. 2 Tbsp. Water Chestnuts, chopped
  5. 2 Tbsp. Cilantro, fresh, chopped
  6. 2 tsp. Toasted Sesame Oil
  7. 1⁄4 cup Teriyaki Glaze, Kikkoman
  8. 1 each Egg
  9. 1⁄2 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
- For Breading
  1. 2 each Eggs
  2. 1⁄2 cup Milk
  3. 1⁄2 cup All Purpose Flour
  4. 1⁄2 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  5. 1⁄4 cup Sesame Seeds
- To Fry
  1. 1⁄4 cup Vegetable Oil (Canola)
  1. Combine all filling ingredients and mix well.
  2. Carefully spoon mixture from the mixing bowl onto a flat working surface and shape into cakes approximately 2 1/2" in diameter and 1" tall. Place finished cakes on a plastic film and refrigerate or hard chill in the freezer for 20 minutes.
  3. To finish the cakes, beat together the eggs and milk in a shallow dish and then place the flour and panko crumbs (mixed together with the sesame seeds) in their own shallow dishes. Bread cakes by dipping the top and bottom side of each cake (only) with the following in this sequence: flour, egg mixture and then into the panko/sesame crumb mixture.
  4. Pre-heat oven to 400 F then heat a medium size non-stick fry pan on medium high heat and add the oil. When the oil is hot, pan fry cakes on both sides until golden brown and remove to a small cookie sheet.
  5. Place the cakes in the oven and bake approximately 15 minutes or until they are thoroughly heated through.
  6. Serve with a drizzle of Teriyaki Glaze.
  1. Makes about 6 - 2 1/2" diameter cakes.
Nino Salvaggio