Cheesy chicken fritters are a delicious and satisfying appetizer or main course. Here’s a simple recipe to make them:
Ingredients: 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon paprika 2 eggs 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (or almond flour for a low-carb option) 1/4 cup vegetable oil, for frying
Instructions: Prepare Chicken: Cook the chicken breasts by boiling, grilling, or baking them until fully cooked. Shred the cooked chicken using a fork or by pulsing it in a food processor. Mix Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, combine the shredded chicken, cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, chopped parsley, minced garlic, salt, black pepper, paprika, eggs, and flour. Mix everything together until well combined. Form Fritters: Take a small handful of the mixture and form it into a small patty or ball, about the size of a golf ball. Repeat with the remaining mixture, forming all the fritters. Fry Fritters: Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, carefully add the fritters to the skillet, being careful not to overcrowd the pan. Cook the fritters for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown and crispy. Serve: Once the fritters are cooked through and crispy on the outside, remove them from the skillet and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil. Serve the cheesy chicken fritters hot, with your favorite dipping sauce or enjoy them as is.
Optional: You can also bake these fritters for a healthier option. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C), place the formed fritters on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and bake for 15-20 minutes, flipping halfway through, until they are golden brown and cooked through. Enjoy your cheesy chicken fritters as a tasty snack, appetizer, or main dish!