Cheesy Chicken Fritters (VIDEO)
These Cheesy Chicken Fritters are a surprising way to use chicken breast, but it really works. These fritters are tender, juicy and so flavorful. If you love easy chicken recipes, THESE chicken patties are for you!
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Oh P.S. that garlic aoili sauce is all kinds of delicious. It whips up fast (put everything into a dish and stir with a spoon) – easy! You will want to dip you chicken fritters, fries and veggies into it forever and it also works fabulously on sandwiches and burgers. Have you made an aoili before?
This recipe is an oldie, but goodie. I want everyone to discover it! It’s one of those easy chicken recipes you will make over and over. One of my readers, Nadia, wrote in with her recipe for these”Kotleti Nezhnost” or Tender Kotleti, sharing how much her family loved them. Nadia, thank you so much for introducing us to such a delicious recipe that we have made over and over; both for our family and for company. This chicken fritters recipe always gets glowing reviews.
How to Serve Chicken Patties:
Honestly these chicken patties disappear just as soon as they are out of the pan, but you could serve them as appetizers, between sliders as mini chicken sandwiches or as a side for dinner. These are a crowd pleasing treat and seriously try them with that garlic aioli which is all kinds of yum!
If you’re pressed for time, you can cook this recipe right away after it is mixed but if you are patient or want to exercise the make-ahead option, refrigerate the mixture for 2 hours or overnight and the results will be even more juicy and flavorful.
Can I Use Ground Chicken or Cooked Chicken?
YES! We love the texture and juicy bites of diced chicken but you can substitute with ground chicken. A few readers have also reported good results using pre-cooked chicken. You can use what you have on hand for a quick lunch or snack.
I hope you’re craving these big time! Ha ha!! No seriously, I do hope these cheesy chicken fritters become a new favorite for you as they are in our home.
More Easy Chicken Recipes to Discover:
We have hundreds of chicken recipes and here are some of our all-time reader and family favorites:
- Chicken Drumsticks with Garlic and Dijon have all the flavor!
- Homemade Chicken Nuggets are 100x better than store-bought
- Chicken and Mushroom Stir fry is super saucy
- Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos are easy and loaded with flavor
Watch How to Make Cheesy Chicken Fritters:
You will love the crisp cheesy edges and juicy center of these chicken patties. These are even delicious at room temperature or chilled and you won’t be able to stop at just one. If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, they re-heat really well on a skillet.
⬇ Print-Friendly Cheesy Chicken Fritters Recipe:
Cheesy Chicken Fritters
Ingredients for Chicken Fritters:
- 1 1/2 lbs chicken breasts (3 large)
- 2 large eggs
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour or cornstarch or potato starch for gluten free
- 4 oz mozzarella cheese (1 1/3 cups shredded)
- 1 1/2 Tbsp chopped fresh dill
- 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- 2 Tbsp Extra light olive oil to saute (or any high heat cooking oil)
Ingredients for Garlic Aioli Dip (Optional)
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1 garlic clove pressed
- 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
Using a sharp knife, dice chicken into 1/3" thick pieces and place them in a large mixing bowl. Tip: If chicken breast is partially frozen, it will be a little bit easier to slice.
Into the mixing bowl, add remaining batter ingredients: 2 eggs, 1/3 cup mayonnaise, 1/3 cup flour, 1 1/3 cups shredded mozzarella, 1 1/2 Tbsp dill, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp black pepper, or season to taste. Stir the mixture until well combined, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 2 hours or overnight.
Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat and add 2 Tbsp oil. When oil is hot, add the chicken mixture a heaping Tablespoon at a time. Slightly flatten out the tops with the back of your spoon and sauté uncovered 3-4 min on the first side, then flip and saute 3 min on the second side or until outsides are golden brown and chicken is fully cooked through* Repeat with remaining fritters adding more oil as needed.
To make the aioli (if using), combine all ingredients in a small bowl or measuring cup and stir together until smooth.
*To test for doneness, cut a fritter in half and the chicken should be completely white inside. If your chicken patty is browning too fast, adjust your heat down.
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