Cheesy Chicken Fritters

Cheesy Chicken Fritters

Cheesy Chicken Fritters

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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 (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.


Recipe Notes

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.