Chicken fritters with carrot

Chicken fritters

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When it comes to fritters, the first thing that always comes to my mind is the version made from potatoes, probably because I’ve always been making them that way. Another type of fritters that I am also familiar with are the chicken ones. I have been a fan of these cakes for several years now and I am surprised that up until now I have not shared a recipe for them here.

I prepare basic chicken fritters from chicken breast, cheese, cream, eggs and flour. Usually, I also add fresh herbs to them – depending on what I have in the kitchen those might be dill, thyme, chives or parsley. I also often use vegetables as an additive, such as corn, onions, peppers or carrots.

Personally, I like fritters best when served with potatoes and salad. However, there is no reason not to serve it with ketchup, bbq sauce, chili, garlic or cheese if you prefer it like that.

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Chicken and carrot fritters
Chicken fritters

Ingredients for chicken fritters.

  • 400 g chicken breast
  • 100 g carrot
  • 1 and 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • 150 g cheese (e.g. Gouda)
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh thyme
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons of sour cream
  • 4 tablespoons of plain flour
  • sunflower oil for frying

How to make chicken fritters.

Mix the chicken meat or chop it very finely, then put it in a bowl. Add medium-grated carrots, salt, pepper, grated cheese, thyme, eggs, cream and flour. Mix and set aside for 30 minutes.

Pour oil into a pan and heat it up. When the oil is very hot, use a spoon to pick up the cake batter and put it on the oil creating round-shaped fritters. Fry the cakes on a medium heat until golden brown on both sides. Once fried, place them on a paper towel to drain the excess oil.

Chicken fritters with carrot
Chicken fritters


Good to know when making chicken fritters.

I used sunflower oil for frying the cakes. Fritters should not be immersed in oil. It is best when the oil reaches half their thickness.

I used Gouda cheese for making fritters.

Fritters should be fried over a medium heat. If fried on a low one, they will soak up the oil, and fried on too high heat they will burn quickly.

Do you like fritters? If so, try our recipe for Cabbage and sweet potato fritters.

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  1. I’m curious how many fritters this recipe makes. Five as in the photo? I know it depends on size of the fritters but just trying to get a general idea. Thanks!

    1. Hi, you are right, all depends on their size but you should be able to make around eight medium-sized fritters.

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