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Chicken & Corn Cakes with Maple Chilie Gravy
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Chicken Chile Corn Cakes with Buttery Maple Gravy

This Chicken and Chile Corn Cakes with Buttery Maple Gravy recipe is a fun and delicious, think-outside-the-box riff on chicken & waffles. It's a hearty meal that has a little sweet, a little heat, and a whole lot of delicious!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: 30 minute dinners
Cuisine: Chicken
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 676kcal


  • 1 store-bought rotisserie chicken meat removed from the bones and skin discarded. Set the meat aside.
  • To make the gravy:
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • pinch black pepper
  • To make the corn cakes:
  • 2 boxes 8.5 ounces corn muffin mix
  • cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted - plus additional for the skillet
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 can 4 ounces fire roasted chiles
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • chopped parsley as garnish if desired


To make the gravy:

  • In a medium skillet, melt the butter and add the flour over medium heat. Cook and stir for 1 minute.
  • Add the chicken stock and continue stirring until thickened.
  • Add the maple syrup and the salt and pepper.
  • Keep warm.

To make the corn cakes:

  • In a large bowl, mix together the corn muffin mix, milk, 4 tablespoons butter, eggs, chiles and maple syrup.
  • Heat a large skillet to medium/high heat.
  • Brush the skillet with melted butter and add corn cakes approximately 3" - 4" in diameter.
  • Cook until golden on each side.
  • Remove the cooked corn cakes to a plate to keep warm and continue the process with the remaining batter.
  • To serve: top the corn cakes with the chicken and the maple gravy.
  • Top with parsley if desired.



Tools and equipment:
large skillet
large bowl
medium saucepan


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 676kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 206mg | Sodium: 1012mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 25g