Sunday, May 2, 2010

Today I want to share with you one of the yummy creations I have made. Sometime early last year I was making pancakes. I had some chicken I was going to shred to make chicken salad and my mind started working. My original chicken pancakes had only chicken and shredded cheese in them. I only added a small portion of the chicken and cheese to the batter so those looked more like regular pancakes then these. Over time I began to experiment and added this and that to it to see what worked. What you see in this post today is what has evolved from a curiosity of what would I get if I put chicken and cheese in my pancake mix. That is the beauty of this recipe you can easily change it for taste or ingredients on hand.


Ingredients

1 cup flour
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp baking powder
1 egg
1 cup milk
2 tbsp oil
1 medium chicken breast shredded
1/4 cup of chopped cooked broccoli*
1/4 cup of shredded cheese*
2 tbsp of real bacon bits*

* Amounts are an estimate because I usually eyeball these ingredients.

The chicken breast was cooked in my slow cooker. It stays very tender and moist. But any baking method will do that keeps the chicken breast tender and moist.

1. In a medium bowl combine all the dry ingredients of flour, sugar, baking powder.

2. Add the shredded chicken, chopped broccoli, and shredded cheddar cheese to the dry mixture and mix together. This will coat these ingredients and help them to incorporate in the final pancake batter.

3. In a small bowl combine the wet ingredients of milk, egg, and oil and whisk until mixed.

4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until everything is thoroughly incorporated but be very careful to not over mix the batter so that the pancakes can be light and fluffy.

5. Let the mix stand for about 3 minutes. This will allow the mix to rest and expand slightly as it sits and that is what gives the pancakes their fluffiness.

6. Heat a pan or griddle on medium heat. I use an electric griddle and heat it between 250 and 300 but check you own settings and heat consistency.



7. Place a small amount of butter or oil in the pan or on the griddle and coat the surface. I personally prefer using butter as I don’t make these on a regular basis. I feel it gives them a better taste but use what you prefer. A butter flavored cooking spray works well too.


8. Cook pancakes on one side until golden brown then flip to the other side and cook the other side to a golden brown. I usually brush a little butter on them when they are finished but this step is optional.


And you’re done. I hope you enjoy them as much as me.

So until the next recipe, Itadaki masu!



20 comments:

pegasuslegend said...

these are perfect to take to the beach, easy lunch and everything in one quick bite love them!

allingoodfood42 said...

Hi Claudia, your right thats why I love these. These came in handy when I was in school. I made it so much easier to work and eat at the same time. Surprisingly enough they are not bad at room temp so yeah they are good for a picnic or day at the beach.

Chef Dennis said...

these look excellent!!! almost like a fritter.....yoiu sure came up with a great recipe, I will have to try it. I'm sure my girls will love them!

allingoodfood42 said...

Thanks Chef, I really appreciate it. I'm not that good yet at creating recipes because I cook from taste and usually I forget to write things down. But I am getting better at that and remembering to take photos as I go along. Thanks for stopping by I appreciate your input.

Kathleen said...

These look amazing!

allingoodfood42 said...

Hi Kathleen, Thanks this is one of the few recipes I've completed so far. Thanks for stopping by.

Angela said...

These are brilliant. I'm not sure why I never thought to put savory stuff in pancakes before, but I'm sure going to try it now! Thanks for the great recipe!

Bento Box / Asfora said...

I still have some chicken left so I might have a go at making some of these tomorrow! Thanks for sharing, they look very tasty!

allingoodfood42 said...

Hi Angela, Thanks, you know it is true about necessity being the mother of invention. I needed a time saver meal when I was in school and came up with a basic recipe which just developed over time into what you see in the post. If you ever try making it I would love to hear how it comes out and what ingredients you put into them.

allingoodfood42 said...

Hey Asfora, I can't wait to hear how yours come out. please let me know.

bentobird said...

Wonderful recipe, looks so flavorful, sustaining and delish! Thanks for sharing your culinary brainwave, yum!

allingoodfood42 said...

Hi Jenn, Thanks I hope my recipe is easy enough to follow. I love these and wanted to share it with others.

Foodessa said...

Hello Marisa...first time looking at your recipes. I do love Japanese Sushi...however...I am pretty oblivious to all their other apparently great cuisine. Looking forward to learning more.
In the Meantime...these chicken pancakes look very appetizing ;o)
Thanks for sharing, Flavourful wishes, Claudia

Marisa Lyn said...

Hi Claudia (Foodessa), Thanks for stopping by. Yeah I really like a lot of Japanese foods, but I'm not that big on sushi. I will be posting more Japanese dishes in the future so I hope you come back to check them out. I'm glad you liked my chicken pancakes. It's one of the few recipes I created myself and I'm very proud of it. Please come back and visit again. By the way I checked out you blog and I like it an will be back.

Coffee and Vanilla said...

What an interesting recipe! My kids would love it :)

Marisa Lyn said...

Hi Margot (Coffee and Vanilla), I'm glad you stopped by. Yeah I think these are very kid frindly as well as being versitile because you can add or substract any ingredient and get a new taste. I you try them because my family really enjoys them. Come back and see me anytime.

Lyndsey said...

These look almost like a fritter but cakey-er. I was looking for a nice savory fritter. I'm going to try them.

Marisa Lyn said...

Hi Lyndsey, I'm glad you liked the recipe. Please let me know when you try it out and if you change any of the ingredients. I will love the feed back to make sure I wrote up the recipe right and if you liked it. Hope to hear from you. Please come back again.

Chef Basket said...

Thanks for this great post about easy loaded chicken pancakes. They sound great!

Marisa Lyn said...

Hi Chef Basket, glad you liked it, thanks for stopping by.