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Cheesy chicken nuggets

Ingredients For Chicken Fritters

  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken breasts, (3 large)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour, or cornstarch or potato starch for gluten free
  • 4 oz mozzarella cheese, (1 1/3 cups shredded)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 1/2 tsp salt , or to taste
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Extra light olive oil, to saute (or any high heat cooking oil)

Ingredients for Garlic Aioli Dip (Optional)

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

How To Make Cheesy chicken nuggets

  • Using a sharp knife, dice chicken into 1/3″ thick pieces and place them in a large mixing bowl. Tip: If chicken breast is partially frozen, it will be a little bit easier to slice.
  • Into the mixing bowl, add remaining batter ingredients: 2 eggs, 1/3 cup mayonnaise, 1/3 cup flour, 1 1/3 cups shredded mozzarella, 1 1/2 Tbsp dill, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp black pepper, or season to taste. Stir the mixture until well combined, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 2 hours or overnight.
  • Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat and add 2 Tbsp oil. When oil is hot, add the chicken mixture a heaping Tablespoon at a time. Slightly flatten out the tops with the back of your spoon and sauté uncovered 3-4 min on the first side, then flip and saute 3 min on the second side or until outsides are golden brown and chicken is fully cooked through* Repeat with remaining fritters adding more oil as needed.
  • To make the aioli (if using), combine all ingredients in a small bowl or measuring cup and stir together until smooth.

Recipe Notes

*To test for doneness, cut a fritter in half and the chicken should be completely white inside. If your chicken patty is browning too fast, adjust your heat down.

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Last Update: August 1, 2023