Easy Cheesy Keto Chicken Fritters

Cheesy Keto Chicken Fritters

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb (450g) ground chicken
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or avocado oil (for frying)

Optional:

  • 1/4 cup sour cream (for serving)
  • Fresh parsley or cilantro for garnish

Instructions:

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4

  1. Prepare the Mixture:
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground chicken, shredded cheddar cheese, grated Parmesan cheese, egg, almond flour, chopped green onions, minced garlic, salt, pepper, and paprika. Stir thoroughly to ensure that all ingredients are combined equally.
  1. Form the Fritters:
  • Using your hands, form the mixture into small patties or fritters, about 2-3 inches in diameter. You should get around 8-10 fritters, depending on the size.
  1. Heat the Oil:
  • In a big skillet, warm the avocado or olive oils over medium heat.
  1. Cook the Fritters:
  • Once the oil is hot, add the chicken fritters to the skillet in batches, being careful not to overcrowd the pan. Simmer for approximately 4–5 minutes on each side, or until thoroughly cooked and browned. The internal temperature should reach 165°F (74°C).
  1. Drain and Serve:
  • After the fritters are done, remove them from the skillet and put them on a platter covered with paper towels to absorb any remaining oil.
  • Serve the fritters hot, optionally with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of fresh parsley or cilantro.

Nutrition Values (Per Serving):

  • Calories: 350
  • Total Fat: 25g
  • Saturated Fat: 10g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 125mg
  • Sodium: 700mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 4g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 1g
  • Protein: 28g

Detailed Nutrition Breakdown (Per Serving):

  • Ground Chicken (100g):
  • Calories: 120
  • Protein: 22g
  • Fat: 3g
  • Carbs: 0g
  • Cheddar Cheese (25g):
  • Calories: 100
  • Protein: 7g
  • Fat: 9g
  • Carbs: 1g
  • Parmesan Cheese (6g):
  • Calories: 25
  • Protein: 2g
  • Fat: 2g
  • Carbs: 0g
  • Egg (50g):
  • Calories: 70
  • Protein: 6g
  • Fat: 5g
  • Carbs: 0g
  • Almond Flour (15g):
  • Calories: 90
  • Protein: 4g
  • Fat: 8g
  • Carbs: 3g (Dietary Fiber: 2g)
  • Green Onions (5g):
  • Calories: 2
  • Protein: 0g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbs: 0.5g
  • Garlic (6g):
  • Calories: 9
  • Protein: 0g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbs: 2g
  • Olive Oil (15ml):
  • Calories: 120
  • Protein: 0g
  • Fat: 14g
  • Carbs: 0g
  • Seasonings (negligible impact on nutrition):

Tips:

  • Use a meat thermometer to verify if the fritters are cooked through, making sure the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  • You can make the mixture ahead of time and refrigerate it for up to 24 hours before cooking.
  • These fritters can also be baked in a preheated oven at 400°F (200°C) for about 20 minutes, flipping halfway through, for a less oily alternative.

Enjoy your delicious and cheesy keto chicken fritters as a main dish or a snack!


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