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.
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
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
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
- ground cumin
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
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
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:
- Vegan Thai Rice Salad
- Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad
- Vegan Chopped Salad With Quinoa
- Vegan Couscous Salad With Roasted Veggies
- Skillet Fried Potatoes
Now let’s wrap things up, as I am sure you know by now how to make chicken fritters easy and Keto.
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Cheesy Chicken Fritters Recipe
- 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
- You can replace the cheese with any shredded melty cheese like cheddar, gouda or provolone.
- Use any of your favorite seasonings and here are a few good ideas: dried oregano, Italian mix, smoked paprika, chili, ground cumin.
- You can replace the chicken with turkey. See more on how to adapt this easy chicken fritters recipe at Tip #2.
- 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)
- See Tip #4 for side dish ideas.
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You say 4 servings but how many in a serving?. Looks like it would make more than 4 fritters. Also us the nutritional values for 1 fritter?
Recipe says to chop the chicken super small, and also to chop all the fresh herbs. This can be time consuming if you are a busy mom (and my kids LOVE these fritters!). I did it that way the first few times I made these. Then I got smart and started putting literally all the ingredients in the food processor whole and pulsing for just a second of two and it is done.
Also if you are not concerned with GF or keto, I have subbed the almond flour for regular flour or left it out altogether. They have come out fine both ways.
Our family loves these with honey mustard or Chick-fil-A sauce, tater tots, and a side salad!
Could I bake instead of frying? If so how long and what temp?
Chicken fritter recipe is my favorite for its taste and eat of making. However, I use ghee butter here instead of olive oil because ghee flavor is awesome and I trust the high smoke point safety of ghee. Please try the recipe once with ghee. I am sure you will love it.
To know more : https://milkio.co.nz/ghee-butter/
What sort of Keto dip would be best with this, please? I haven’t had the opportunity to make any dips to this point. Thank you for your time and consideration.
These are so delicious! We used sage instead of basil (our grocery store was out). It almost gave it a holiday feel! YUMMY!
Thanks for the tip! Should definitely try it
Is the nutritional info for each serving or for the whole recipe?
Also how many fritters is this recipe supposed to make? I’m trying to figure out a serving size
The nutritional info is per serving (396kcal/serving).
One serving has about 3 fritters, depending on their size.
Can these be made a couple days ahead and then cook?
You could make the meat mixture and keep refrigerated for up to 2 days. Then form the fritters and cook them.
Alternatively, you can shape them and place on a paper-lined baking sheet leaving some space in between. It’s important to leave that space and not stack them together because the mixture is quite soft and they will blend together.
But in any case, don’t keep them longer than 2 days.
You can also freeze them for up to 1 month and thaw them in the fridge whenever needed.
Would tuna be a good substitute?
Yes, and I actually have a tuna fritters recipe on my blog.
Here it is: https://www.blondelish.com/recipes/keto-tuna-fritters-recipe/
This recipe is VERY DELICIOUS! Unfortunately the fritters did not stay together. It could’ve been because I didn’t use a non-stick… I used an enameled cast iron. Either way, I’m saving this recipe and making it again! Thank you for sharing!
Yes, the cast iron could have caused this. Cast iron can be sticky and cause the chicken fritters to break apart when flipping them.
The cast iron skillet had nothing to do with the fritters falling apart, actually it was the temperature of the skillet. A little hotter heat and a watchful eye would have been perfect.