Like crab cakes? Prepare to love these chicken patties. This recipe is a perfect way to use up leftover roasted chicken but elegant enough to serve to company.
Place cilantro, mayo and garlic into the bowl of a food processor and process for 1 minute or until mixture is smooth and light green in color. Place into a container with a cover and refrigerate until patties are ready.
In a large bowl combine egg, cheddar, jalapeno and chicken. Mush with your hands until mixture is well combined and holds together when you squeeze it between you fingers. Form mixture into 6 patties (1/4 cup of mixture per patty).
Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Fry patties for about 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown and cooked through. To ensure chicken patty is fully cooked, you may place a lid on the frying pan, half way through the cooking. Serve with sauce and an extra sprinkling of cilantro.