I’m pretty sure…. no I’m positive that I live with the pickiest eaters on the planet. Every night when I cook dinner, at least one of the people come up to the stove, crinkle their nose, and then ask me what they are going to eat. If I’m in a good mood, I don’t mind making a separate meal for them. It’s usually something small like grilled cheese sandwiches or buttered noodles. If they really don’t like what I am making, the are going to be happy that they have anything else.
Sometimes though, after crazy days at work or frustrating times in my day, the last thing I want to do is deal with a picky kid when I’m working so hard to get dinner on the table. Whenever I find a recipe that I know everyone is going to like, I feel like I’ve won the lottery.
That was the case with these chicken cakes. I knew as soon as I read the ingredients that everyone was going to eat these without complaining. Like most Moms that I know, I was of course right. All the people at my table gobbled these right down without ever saying anything besides “mmm” and “thank you.”
“Spicy chicken cakes, great with or without sauce!”
I’m an extra sauce kind of girl so I don’t know about going without… but I do know that they’re great!
1 cup bread crumbs
1 (1.5 ounce) package stackable potato chips (such as Pringles), crushed
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon dried dill
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon McCormick’s garlic powder
4 1/4 cups shredded cooked chicken
1/2 cup Hidden Valley ranch dressing
1/2 cup tartar sauce
1/4 cup Frank’s Red hot sauce
4 green onions, minced
3 tablespoons vegetable oil, or as needed
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons hot sauce
Mix bread crumbs, crushed potato chips, pepper, dill, salt, and garlic together in a large bowl. Mix in chicken, ranch dressing, tartar sauce, 1/4 cup hot sauce, and green onions. Form mixture into 2-inch or 3-inch balls; press down into patties.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place patties in a single layer in the hot oil; cook until dark golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining patties.
Whisk honey and 2 tablespoons hot sauce together to make dipping sauce. Serve dipping sauce with patties.