Cheesy Chicken Fritters Recipe – Easy Keto Recipe

This cheesy chicken fritters recipe takes just 30 minutes to make, it’s super easy and Keto-friendly. These fritters are tender and incredibly delish and they’re also known as chicken patties. It’s really one of the best easy chicken recipes.

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Hey Foodies,

Today I will show you how to make chicken fritters with mozzarella, a super delish recipe that’s also perfect for the Ketogenic diet.

Apart from being a great Keto recipe, the cheesy chicken fritters are also perfect for meal planning, as I will explain in the Tips & Tricks below.

How to make chicken fritters – Best Tips & Tricks

Cheesy Chicken Fritters Recipe - Easy Keto Recipe

1. How to prepare the mixture for chicken patties

As you will see in other recipes, there are many ways of preparing the mixture for the cheesy chicken patties. But I wanted to make them Keto so I had to stick within the rules and use only approved ingredients.

The first thing to keep in mind is that you need to chop the chicken into very small pieces. Then, add eggs, almond flour, and shredded mozzarella. This will make the mixture hold together nicely.

Next, you need to add the flavorings such as fresh chopped herbs, dried herbs, garlic, chili, salt & pepper, or any other seasonings of your choice.

Mix everything well, then you can either make them right away or refrigerate the mix until you’re ready to cook them. You can even refrigerate the meat mixture overnight, so if you have a special occasion the next day, like a potluck, for instance, you can prepare it the night before and cook the fritters just before guests arrive.

2. Adapt this easy chicken fritters recipe to your taste

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I made these cheesy chicken fritters with mozzarella, but you can replace it with any shredded cheese. It’s worth noting here that the cheese should be a melty one (like cheddar, gouda or provolone) to hold the mixture together.

As for the seasonings in these cheesy chicken patties, the sky is the limit. Actually, it’s your taste buds and the ingredients available but you get the point.

You can use any of your favorites and here are a few good ideas:

  • dried oregano
  • Italian mix
  • smoked paprika
  • chili
  • ground cumin

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Furthermore, you can replace the chicken with turkey and you can use ground meat or chopped skinless breast or thighs.

You should now have a better idea of what ingredients can be replaced in this easy chicken fritters recipe. Of course, if there’s anything that I haven’t covered here, don’t hesitate to pop a question in the comments below or on social media.

Now let’s see how you can use this easy chicken fritters recipe for meal planning.

3. This easy chicken fritters recipe is perfect for meal planning

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Apart from being healthy and Keto, this easy chicken fritters recipe is also perfect for meal planning.

You can place the cheesy chicken patties in airtight containers and refrigerate them for up to 5 days. There’s one very important thing to note here.

If you plan to serve them with a side dish, like greens or chopped salad, or with some sort of dressing, don’t mix them together until just before serving.

And now let’s see what you can serve with them.

4. What to serve with cheesy chicken patties

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Here are a few Keto sides that go perfectly with cheesy chicken fritters:

  • Roasted cauliflower
  • Roasted aubergines
  • Green salad
  • Chopped salad
  • Grilled or roasted non-starchy veggies

If dieting is not for you, then here are a few good ideas:

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Now let’s wrap things up, as I am sure you know by now how to make chicken fritters easy and Keto.

It is time to make this easy chicken fritters recipe, then take a few snaps, post them on Instagram and tag me with @theblondelish.

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Cheesy Chicken Fritters Recipe

This easy chicken fritters recipe takes just 30 minutes to make. It's a healthy and delicious Keto recipe, and one of the best easy chicken recipes
Course dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, Keto
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 396kcal
Author Mihaela


  • 1.5 lb (700g) skinless boneless chicken breast
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1/3 cup (40g) almond flour
  • 1 cup (110g) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 Tbsp fresh basil - finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp chives - chopped
  • 2 Tbsp parsley - chopped
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • a pinch of sea salt and fresh ground black pepper - or to taste
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil - or more to fry


  • Place the chicken breast on a chopping board and using a sharp knife, chop it into tiny pieces, then place them in a large mixing bowl. 
  • Into the large bowl, stir in almond flour, eggs, mozzarella, basil, chives, parsley, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well to combine.
  • Heat oil in a large non-stick pan, over medium-low heat. With an ice cream scoop or a large spoon, scoop into the chicken mixture and transfer it to the pan, then slightly flatten to create a fritter. Don't overcrowd the pan, cook the fritters in batches, about 4 per batch.
  • Fry until golden brown on both sides, about 6-8 minutes. Keep in mind that you need to cook them at medium-low temp, otherwise they will burn on the outside but won't get well cooked on the inside.
  • Serve with your favorite dip

Recipe Notes

Please read the Tips & Tricks in the article before making this easy chicken fritters recipe. Below is just a summary:
  1. You can replace the cheese with any shredded melty cheese like cheddar, gouda or provolone.
  2. Use any of your favorite seasonings and here are a few good ideas: dried oregano, Italian mix, smoked paprika, chili, ground cumin.
  3. You can replace the chicken with turkey. See more on how to adapt this easy chicken fritters recipe at Tip #2.
  4. For meal planning, you can place the cheesy chicken fritters in airtight containers* and refrigerate them for up to 5 days. Just remember to keep them separate from any side dish, dressing or sauce until you're ready to serve them. (See Tip #3)
  5. See Tip #4 for side dish ideas.


Calories: 396kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 213mg | Sodium: 415mg | Potassium: 704mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 646IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 188mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. says: Carrie

    5 stars
    So delicious! I used trout because it was Lent. After cooking in a cast iron skillet I put them in the Air Fryer at 320 to keep warm and crunchy. They were so good. I made a sriracha/mayo dipping sauce since I had those ingredients. Also used fresh herbs. I could have eaten all of them!

  2. says: Brittany Purvis

    5 stars
    VERY good! I used ground chicken for simplicity factory only. I think I’ll add a diced jalapeno next time! Thanks for sharing!

  3. says: Ginger Robinson

    I used cooked chicken and everything bagel seasoning. Added bacon and cooked in my DASH griddle. Turned out great. Thanks for the idea!

  4. says: Amanda

    Just fixed these and loved them! I found them to be dry as well when mixing and added another egg. Next time I’m thinking taco seasoning.

    1. says: Blondelish

      Yes, coconut flour does that to dishes. When cooking with coconut flour it’s best to add more liquid or wet ingredients. So you did great adding another egg.

    1. says: Blondelish

      Hi Karina,
      That’s 3g carbs per serving. This recipe yields 4 servings and each serving is about 3 fritters (depending on their size).

  5. says: Audrey

    Hi.can you recommend a replacement for the almond flour ( almond only allergy). Do you think pork rinds ground up alone would work?

  6. says: Christina Pabin

    4 stars
    I substituted with ground chicken. The skillet didn’t work too well for me (I don’t have a very good non-stick), so I made them in the air fryer and they turned out great! 350 degrees and keep checking on them. Make sure to use parchment sheets!

    1. says: Blondelish

      Hi Liz,

      No, you don’t have to cook the chicken prior. Steps 1 & 2 in the recipe say to mix all ingredients and at steps 3 & 4 I explained how to make the fritters and cook them.


  7. says: Nicole

    Mine were very dry when mixing up. I added an extra egg and they were still difficult in the pan. I would definitely have to try different seasonings as I found them to be sort of blah. I dipped them in a mayo and Frank’s buffalo sauce mix to add flavor.

  8. says: Tammy Navarrete

    I know it’s been well over a year, but I just wanted to comment that my maiden name is Sturdivant. It’s highly unusual for me to see people with my maiden name. I’m sure we’re distant cousins.

  9. says: SHARON Foster

    I have made these many times before and absolutely love them. This time I’m going to try doing them on my Blackstone griddle! Can’t wait. I can do a lot at a time!

  10. says: Lisa

    I’m excited to try these. I’m going to fry some and air fry others. Hopefully I’ll remember to come back and share the results!