Cheesy Chicken Fritters

Cheesy Chicken Fritters

Make irresistible cheesy chicken fritters in just over 2 hours! This easy recipe features tender chicken fritters filled with ooey-gooey mozzarella cheese and fresh dill, crisp-fried to perfection and served with a flavorful garlic aioli dipping sauce.

These irresistible cheesy chicken fritters are crispy on the outside and oozing with melty cheese on the inside. Kids and adults alike will love dipping them in the quick and easy garlic aioli!

What kind of chicken should I use?

You can use bone-in or boneless chicken breasts for this recipe. Boneless will be easier to dice evenly. Stay away from ground chicken as it will not hold its shape when frying.

Can I use chicken thighs instead?

Chicken thighs would work well too. They may require slightly longer cooking time to reach 165°F internal temperature since they have more fat and connective tissue.

What if I don’t have fresh dill?

If you don’t have fresh dill, you can substitute 2 teaspoons dried dill or 1/2 teaspoon dill weed instead.

Do I need buttermilk for this recipe?

No, this recipe does not call for any buttermilk. The mayonnaise helps these fritters stay nice and moist.

What can I serve with the fritters?

The fritters pair nicely with fresh green salad, oven fries, roasted veggies or even pasta salad on the side. Dip them in ranch or honey mustard dressing for variation.

Should I double the recipe?

Yes, this recipe doubles nicely if you’re feeding a crowd or want leftovers. Just be sure not overcrowd the pan when frying in batches.

Can I freeze the uncooked fritter mixture?

You can definitely prep the fritters ahead of time and freeze the raw mixture for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before frying.

How long will the cooked fritters keep?

Leftover cooked fritters will keep well in an airtight container for 3-4 days. Reheat in a 350°F oven until warmed through. Enjoy!

Yield: About 24 fritters

Prep Time: 2 hours

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes


For the Chicken Fritters:

  • 450g (1.5 lbs) chicken breasts, diced (about 3 large)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1⁄2 tsp salt
  • 1⁄8 tsp black pepper
  • 85g (1/3 cup) all-purpose flour (or cornstarch for gluten-free)
  • 115g (4 oz) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 1⁄2 Tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 85g (about 1/3 cup) mayonnaise
  • Extra light olive oil for frying

For the Garlic Aioli Dip:

  • 85g (1/3 cup) mayonnaise
  • 1⁄2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1⁄4 tsp salt
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • 1⁄8 tsp black pepper


  1. Dice the chicken breasts into 1⁄2 to 1cm (1⁄4 to 1/3 inch) pieces. Transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Add the eggs, salt, pepper, flour, mozzarella cheese, dill and mayonnaise. Stir well until fully combined.
  3. Cover the chicken mixture and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
  4. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 2 Tbsp olive oil. (Source:
  5. Use a heaping tablespoon to scoop the chicken mixture and gently place in the hot oil. Use the back of a spoon to pat the fritters flat if needed.
  6. Pan fry for 3 to 4 minutes per side until deep golden brown and cooked through. Work in batches to avoid overcrowding.
  7. Meanwhile, make the garlic aioli by combining the mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt, garlic and pepper.
  8. Serve chicken fritters warm with garlic aioli dipping sauce on the side. Enjoy!


  • Letting the chicken mixture marinate helps the flavors develop, but you can cook them right away if needed.
  • To make gluten-free, use cornstarch instead of flour.
  • These freeze well, so make extra to save for busy weeknights!
  • Try dipping in ranch dressing or honey mustard instead of garlic aioli.

Enjoy these irresistible cheesy chicken fritters! With crispy outsides and melty, cheesy centers, they make for an easy yet impressive appetizer or main dish.

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  1. Joseph Landa

    Your recipes are amazing.

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