Cheesy Chicken Fritters

by Joanna
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Whip up these Cheesy Chicken Fritters in just 30 minutes! A perfect gluten-free and low-carb snack, these fritters are crispy on the outside, tender and moist on the inside, and loaded with flavor. Ideal for any occasion!

Cheesy Chicken Fritters

Whether you enjoy them as an appetizer, a snack, or a main course, these cheesy chicken fritters will satisfy your cravings and leave you wanting more.

With only 10 minutes of prep and 3 grams of net carbs per serving, these healthy chicken fritters are a family favorite since they are full of flavor and also perfect for a meal-prep to enjoy on those busy days.

Why Are You Going To Love This Cheesy Chicken Fritters Recipe

  • Super easy to make using naturally low-carb ingredients.
  • Ready in just 30 minutes from start to finish.
  • Perfect for meal prep.
  • You will need only one bowl to prep them.
  • A versatile recipe. These cheesy chicken fritters can be enjoyed in various ways, making them suitable for different occasions. 
  • It’s a customizable recipe. Feel free to add your favorite seasonings or herbs.
Cheesy Chicken Fritters

Ingredients For Chicken Fritters

You will need only a few healthy ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry to create these fried chicken meatballs. Here is a list of everything you will need:

  • Ground Chicken – this is the main ingredient for this recipe, so make sure you use 93-96% lean ground chicken to avoid extra fat.
  • Eggs – you will need 2 large eggs at room temperature for this recipe to help bind everything together and help the fritters hold their shape during frying.
  • Almond Flour – this is the best gluten-free alternative for wheat flour in this recipe that contributes to the fritters’ overall texture.
  • Mozzarella Cheese – this is the star of these cheesy chicken fritters. Once fried, the cheese melts, creating a delightful gooey texture.
  • Garlic Powder – you can also use 2 minced garlic cloves for this recipe for an intense flavor.
  • Fresh Dill – I love adding fresh herbs to this fritter’s recipe for a refreshing and delicious flavor. You can also use dried dill or your favorite herbs.
  • Salt&Pepper – used to enhance all the flavor in this recipe.
  • Olive Oil – is used to cook the chicken fritters. Feel free to replace it with any other vegetable oil.

How To Make These Cheesy Chicken Fritters

This simple chicken fritters recipe is so easy to make from start to finish in just 30 minutes without needing any cooking skills! Here’s how to make the best gluten cheesy chicken fritters:

Prepare The Fritters Mixture. 

Add the ground chicken, almond flour, eggs, shredded mozzarella, fresh dill, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to a large bowl and mix until well combined using a silicone spatula or a wooden spoon.

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Cook The Chicken Fritters

Add the olive oil to a large non-stick pan over medium-low heat.

how to make cheesey chicken fritters

Once heated, use an ice cream spoon to scoop into the chicken mixture, transfer it to the pan and flatten using a spoon to create a fritter-like shape.

how to make cheesey chicken fritters

Fry the fritters for about 6 minutes on each side until golden brown, flipping them occasionally.

how to make cheesey chicken fritters

Transfer them to a plate and enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce.

Tips For Making The Best Chicken Fritters

  • Cook the fritters on medium-low heat. This is an important step to consider if you want to obtain that perfect golden-brown exterior with a moist and juicy interior. Otherwise, if you use a high temperature, your fritters will brown on the exterior, while the interior won’t get well cooked.
  • Ensure the oil is heated before adding the fritter mixture; otherwise, it will stick to the pan.
  • Don’t overcrowd the pan. Even these fritters are super quick to make; you should take some patience while cooking them and do it in batches to ensure they cook evenly.
  • Use freshly shredded cheese since it melts better and has a more intense flavor.
Cheesy Chicken Fritters

Recipe Variations

  • You can add 1/4 cup of shredded parmesan cheese to the mixture for extra flavor.
  • Add one tbsp of red pepper chili flakes if you want to make some spicy chicken fritters.
  • Feel free to add some grated zucchini to the mixture for a veggie twist.
  • You can use fresh chives or fresh parsley instead of dill.

Serving Ideas

  • Dipping Sauces: Serve with your dipping sauces to complement the cheesy and savory flavors of the fritters. Classic choices include ranch dressing, honey mustard, marinara sauce, or a spicy aioli. A cool yogurt or sour cream-based dip with herbs can also be refreshing.
  • Side Salads: Serve the fritters with a light and crisp side salad. Think mixed greens with a simple vinaigrette, a Greek salad, or coleslaw for a crunchy texture.
  • Wrap or Sandwich: Turn the fritters into a hearty wrap or sandwich filler. Add them to a low carb tortilla or a keto bun along with lettuce, tomato, and your favorite sauce for a satisfying meal
  • Make a complete meal by enjoying them with some cauliflower rice or cauliflower mashed potatoes.
  • Enjoy them with some tzatziki sauce for a Greek twist.
Cheesy Chicken Fritters

Storing Leftovers

  • Fridge: you can store these low-carb cheesy chicken fritters in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • Freeze: these gluten-free fritters can also be frozen for up to 2 months in a freezer-safe bag or an airtight container.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Fritters Keto-Friendly?

Regular fritter recipes are made with breadcrumbs and wheat flour, which makes them too high in carbs for a keto diet. 

But you can still enjoy some delicious keto cheesy chicken fritters by making this recipe that calls for a gluten-free binder(almond flour).

Can I Make This Recipe Ahead Of Time?

Sure, this is another thing about these crispy cheesy chicken fritters recipes. Just prepare the mixture as I did, transfer it to an airtight container, and fry the fritters right before serving them.

Can I Make These Fritters In The Oven?

Yes, you can also make baked chicken fritters by using this recipe. Place the chicken fritters into a baking dish lined with parchment paper and bake them in the oven at 400F/ 200C for 20 minutes.

What Are The Best Gluten-Free Binders?

If you are following a keto diet, you may need to know that many binder options will help make the best chicken fritters without worrying about the carbs. Here are some great ideas:

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Cheesy Chicken Fritters

Cheesy Chicken Fritters

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Prep time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Yelds 5 servings


Ready in only 30 minutes, these cheesy chicken fritters are the best gluten-free and low-carb snack recipes that are super easy to make using only a few healthy ingredients.


  • 1.5 lb ground chicken
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper to taste
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil


  • Wash and finely chop the dill. Then add all the ingredients to a large bowl and mix them with a silicone spatula until well combined.
    how to make cheesy chicken fritters
  • Heat the olive oil in a large non-stick pan over medium-low heat.
    how to make cheesey chicken fritters
  • Scoop into the chicken mixture using an ice cream scoop, then transfer it to the pan and flatten it to create a fritter-like shape.
    how to make cheesey chicken fritters
  • Fry the fritters for about 6 minutes on each side until golden brown.
    how to make cheesey chicken fritters
  • Transfer them to a plate and enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce.
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Nutrition Facts
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How do we calculate the nutrition info?

These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.

Course Keto Snacks, Lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword Cheesy Chicken Fritters
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Christen February 22, 2024 - 10:17 pm

How many fritters per serving ? These were delish! I did in the airfryer!
Thank you!!!

Joanna March 12, 2024 - 7:05 am

I’m thrilled to hear you enjoyed the chicken fritters, especially using the air fryer! Typically, the number of chicken fritters per serving can vary depending on their size and your dietary needs, but a common serving size is about 2 to 3 fritters. If you’re considering them as part of a larger meal with sides, you might adjust accordingly. It’s great to know they turned out delicious in the air fryer—thanks for sharing that tip! Enjoy making them again!


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