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Southwestern Chicken-And-Corn Cakes With Avocado Cream

Yield 5 main dish servings or 10 appetizer servings
To make ahead, cook corn cakes, and let cool. Freeze up to 1 month. Remove from freezer, and place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 mnutes.


  • 1 (12-ounce) package STOUFFER'S Corn Soufflé
  • 3 cups finely chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 (4.5-ounce) can chopped green chiles
  • 1 (7-ounce) jar roasted red bell peppers, drained and chopped
  • 7 green onions, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups fine, dry breadcrumbs, divided
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 (6-ounce) package frozen avocado dip, thawed
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • Garnishes: chile peppers, fresh cilantro sprigs

How to Make It

  1. Thaw corn soufflé in microwave at MEDIUM (50% power) 6 to 7 minutes.

  2. Combine corn soufflé and next 7 ingredients in a large bowl; stir in 1/2 cup breadcrumbs. Cover and chill 1 hour or overnight.

  3. Combine sour cream and avocado dip; set mixture aside.

  4. Shape corn mixture into 10 patties, and coat with remaining 1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs.

  5. Cook half of corn cakes in 2 tablespoons hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until cakes are golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Repeat procedure with remaining oil and cakes. Serve with avocado cream. Garnish, if desired.