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Tender Chicken Fritters Recipe

Tender Chicken Fritters Recipe, a delicious and healthy appetizer, totally kid friendly. Ready in well under 30 minutes, super easy to make. Low carb, high protein, this recipe is all you need.

4 chicken fritters on a white plate with chopped green onions scattered around

I am back with yet another chicken recipe, this time some seriously delicious chicken fritters. Vegetable fritters are probably more popular, especially in summer time when there is an abundance of seasonal vegetables, like zucchini, which seem to be everybody’s favourite. Not saying I don’t like them, but I find them a tad boring.

Now, since it’s November already and the Christmas frenzy will probably begin pretty soon, I thought this may be the best time to share a recipe that can be enjoyed throughout the year, no matter the occasion. Perfect when you are in a rush, and need to get your meal ready quickly.

If you need a nice dip to go with the fritters, I would recommend something light or simple, maybe just the good old ketchup, or a cucumber and yogurt dip, or aioli sauce. I actually thought they were pretty nice without any dip, but I know some people would rather have a nice dip at the table.

You really don’t need too many ingredients, keep it as simple as possible, they taste great. If you want to go for the baby-friendly version, salt can be omitted, other than that, just add some to taste, I wouldn’t add more than a quarter of a teaspoon of salt. I think ever since I have started the solids with my little ones, my taste buds have changed massively.

Collage of 4 photos to show how the chicken fritters are made: the first phone shows a bowl with raw chopped chicken, 3 eggs, chopped spring onions, a dollop of sour cream and a tablespoon of flour, the second photo shows the ingredients mixed up in the bowl, the third one shows 4 fritters beign cooked in a frying pan, and the fourth one shows the cooked fritters in the frying pan


Do you know what I like best about these chicken fritters recipe? You only need a few drops of oil, especially if you have a good non-stick frying pan, which is always a life-saver no matter what you cook. Unlike patties, which need a tad more oil so they can fry evenly, with fritters there is absoutely no need for more.

So, since patties have been brough into discussion, WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PATTIES AND FRITTERS? Firstly, as mentioned already, pattied have a firmer consistency in order to be shaped nicely, they are usually coated either with plain flour or breadcrumbs, and need to be fried in a lot more oil, to ensure an even cooking.

You can see some examples of how to make patties with these two delicious recipes: Mashed potato tuna patties recipe and Chickpea potato broccoli patties.

Patties have a softer consistency, like a batter, they can just be dropped in the pan with the help of a spoon, and need little oil. They don’t need to be refrigerated beforehand, and can be cooked straight away. Either way, the choice of ingredients for both patties and fritters is endless, you can go for whatever you like.

5 chicken fritters arranged on the white plate with chopped green onion around it


I find that fritters are best consumed straight away while they are warm, where patties can be served cold as well. It might just be personal choice, but I thought I would mention that anyway. Now, chicken breast is usually the obvious choice for making fritters, but I don’t see why chicken thights can’t be used.

To make the chicken fritters even more flavourful, you can used freshly-chopped dill or parsley, this time I only used spring onions, and they were lovely like that too. To ensure a quick and even cooking, the chicken breast has to be cut up in really small cubes. In this way they will be nice and tender, and ready in just under 2-3 minutes each.

Don’t overcrowd the pan, I never make more than 4 fritters at the same time, it’s a lot easier to flip them on the other side in this way, plus they cook better. I find that the same applies for patties too, and anything else that needs to be cooked in a frying pan.

I really liked these fritters, and will definitely make them again, it’s an easy recipe that goes well with the whole family, picky eaters included. Great as an appetizer or a healthy snack whenever you are peckish. A keto friendly recipe.

Close-up shot of a hand holding a half a chicken fritter with some more fritters in the background

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5 from 1 vote
2 Chicken Fritters on a white plate with chopped spring onions around
Tender Chicken Fritters Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Tender Chicken Fritters, a delicious recipe that is totally kid-friendly. Easy to make, ready is well under 30 minutes. Great as an appetizer or a healthy snack. Low carb, keto.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Romanian
Servings: 15 fritters
Calories: 58 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
  • 450 g chicken breast strips
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  1. Cut the chicken strips into small cubes and add them to a bowl.

  2. Chop the spring onions finely and add them to the same bowl, together with the eggs, sour cream and flour.

  3. Season to taste, then mix well to form a soft, batter-like consistency.

  4. Heat up a frying up, add a few drops of oil at a time, and use a spoon to drop batter into the frying pan, like small nests or pancakes.

  5. Fry on both sites for about 2-3 minutes until cooked through, then remove from the pan and place on a plate that had been lined with kitchen towel.

  6. Serve immediately!

Recipe Notes

Please see the post for more tips about making the fritters.

Click on the number of servings and adjust it to the number of servings you would like, the amount of ingredients used will change accordingly.

Click on US Customary if you would like the measurements displayed in cups/ounces.

Nutrition Facts
Tender Chicken Fritters Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 58 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 48mg 2%
Potassium 127mg 4%
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 1.6%
Vitamin C 0.8%
Calcium 0.8%
Iron 1.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Reply
    Christina A Ford
    May 17, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Hello, what is the service size per serving, is the nutrition for 1, 2, or 3 fritters at one time?

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      May 19, 2018 at 9:30 am

      Dear Christina,
      Thank you for your comment! The nutrition info is for one fritter only.

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