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Add the chicken, salt, pepper, paprika, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, mayo, and flour to a mixing bowl. Mix until well combined.
Add in the cheese and onions. Mix once again until well combined and a patty mixture of sorts forms.
Add the oil to a pan over medium high heat. Scoop up about 1/2 cup of the mixture and place it into the pan. Form it into a patty mixture using a spoon or spatula. Fry on both sides until cooked and browned. Set aside on a plate. You might have to fry the patties in batches depending on the size of your pan.
Serve and enjoy your easy cheesy chicken fritters!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.
Chicken Selection: Choose boneless, skinless chicken breasts or chicken thighs for this recipe. Ensure they are fresh and properly trimmed to remove any excess fat.
Cheese Options: You can use your favorite melting cheese for these fritters. Cheddar, mozzarella, and pepper jack are popular choices. Grate the cheese for easier mixing and melting.
Seasoning: Customize the seasoning to your liking. You can add spices like paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, or even a touch of cayenne pepper for some heat. Don't forget salt and black pepper for balanced flavor.
Uniform Size: For even cooking and a more appealing presentation, try to make the fritters a consistent size. Use a cookie scoop or your hands to portion them out.
Oil Drainage: After frying, place the fritters on a plate lined with paper towels to remove excess oil and maintain their crispiness.
Serving Suggestions: These cheesy chicken fritters are fantastic on their own, but you can also serve them with your favorite dipping sauces, such as ranch dressing, honey mustard, or barbecue sauce. They're versatile and can be enjoyed as an appetizer, snack, or a main course with a side salad or vegetables.
Reheating: If you have leftovers, you can reheat them in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 10-15 minutes to maintain their crispiness.
Storage: Store any remaining fritters in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. To freeze them, place them in a single layer on a baking sheet, freeze until firm, and then transfer to a freezer-safe container or bag. They can be frozen for up to 2-3 months. Reheat from frozen in the oven.
Frying Tips: Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat until it's hot but not smoking. Gently place the fritters in the pan and avoid overcrowding, which can lead to uneven cooking. Cook until they're golden brown on both sides, approximately 3-4 minutes per side.