Broccoli Chicken Fritters

By Rena |

These Broccoli Chicken Fritters are so tender, juicy, and flavorful. An easy to make a chicken recipe that can be ready in just 30 minutes. They can easily be made keto-friendly and perfect as an appetizer for a crowd or a light lunch or dinner.
top view of chicken fritters on a plate
Always looking for easy chicken recipes on the web? This easy chicken fritters recipe will certainly be one of your favorites that you will add to your weekly menu! They are so juicy, easy to put together, and perfect for salad toppers. Serve up as an appetizer for your guests, or make them as a light lunch for the kids. Made with broccoli for added fiber which can easily be substituted with cauliflower. Also, for a keto-friendly version, use almond flour instead of breadcrumbs*.

Ingredients you will need

Chicken breasts or ground chicken
Panko breadcrumbs
Broccoli
Eggs
Fresh dill
Onion powder
Garlic powder
Salt and pepper
Oil for frying
cut up broccoli on a cutting board

How to make the fritters

  • For the chicken: First, cut the chicken into chunks and place them in a food processor. Pulse for about 1minute for finely chopped pieces or less for coarsely ground meat (be careful not to over-process the meat into a paste). The meat should hold together when pinched. Alternatively, you can use ground chicken.
  • Prepare and cook broccoli: Next, hold the broccoli with the stem facing up and using a sharp knife, carefully separate the florets, making downward cuts from the stem. Bring a pot of water to boil over medium-high heat. Once the water starts to bubble, place the broccoli florets on a steam basket and add it on top of the boiling water. Cover with a lid and let the broccoli steam for 2-3 minutes. Once the broccoli is done, remove from heat and allow it to cool. Chop it into small pieces.
  • Combine ingredients: Then, place the ground chicken, broccoli, bread crumbs, eggs, dill, and seasonings to a bowl.
  • Make the fritters: Next, using your clean hands, mix until all the ingredients are evenly combined. Rub your hands with a bit of oil and pinch off a piece of meat mixture; shape it into a mini patty, about 1/2-inch thick.
  • Cook: Heat oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Then cook the patties on each side until nicely golden brown, about 3-4 minutes per side. Finally, serve the fritters with your favorite dip and enjoy it!

 

raw chicken fritters mix in a bowl with raw patties

FAQ’s and tips

  • The serving size is 3 fritters. Makes about 14-15 fritters
  • Chicken: Use ground chicken or ground turkey
  • Breadcrumbs: For a keto-friendly option you can sub this with 1/2 cup of almond flour ad 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese.
  • Broccoli: Try cauliflower instead of broccoli
  • Place leftovers in a container and store in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat in the microwave when ready to eat. Also, you can freeze for up to 3 months.

top view chicken fritters on a plate

What is a chicken fritter made of

Chicken fritters are made of ground chicken, eggs to serve as binders, flour (almond flour, cornmeal or bread crumbs), cheese, seasonings like onion and garlic powder, and salt & pepper.

Can you bake chicken fritters

Yes, you can bake chicken fritters in the oven instead of pan-fried. Preheat oven to 375 F, add the fritters on a lined baking sheet pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes, flipping the fritters halfway through.

How to store these fritters

Place leftover chicken fritters in an airtight container and store in the fridge for 3-5 days. You can freeze for up to 3 months cooked or uncooked. Also, if you are freezing these uncooked, place parchment paper between each pattie to prevent them from cooking and place in a ziplock back. Then tightly wrap with foil and freeze.

one fritter dipped in red dipping sauce

3 chicken chicken patties stacked together

close up view of fritters

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top view of chicken fritters on a plate

Broccoli Chicken Fritters

Juicy and tender chicken fritters that are so flavorful and the perfect for lunch or light dinner.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories: 286kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb. Chicken breasts or ground chicken
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup finely chopped broccoli
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tbsp Chopped dill
  • 1/2 tsp Onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Oil for frying

Instructions

  • Cut the chicken into chunks and place them in a food processor.
  • Pulse for about 1minute for finely chopped pieces or less for coarsely ground meat (be careful not to over-process the meat into a paste). The meat should hold together when pinched. Alternatively, you can use ground chicken.
  • Next, hold the broccoli with the stem facing up and using a sharp knife, carefully separate the florets, making downward cuts from the stem.
  • Bring a pot of water to boil over medium-high heat. Once the water starts to bubble, place the broccoli florets on a steam basket and add it on top of the boiling water.
  • Cover with a lid and let the broccoli steam for 2-3 minutes. Once the broccoli is done, remove from heat and allow it to cool. Chop it into small pieces.
  • Place the ground chicken, broccoli, bread crumbs, eggs, dill, and seasonings to a bowl.
  • Using your clean hands, mix until all the ingredients are evenly combined. Rub your hands with a bit of oil and pinch off a piece of meat mixture; shape it into a mini patty, about 1/2-inch thick.
  • Heat oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  • Cook the patties on each side until nicely golden brown, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  • Serve the fritters with your favorite dip and enjoy!

Notes

Serving size:
  • Servings size is 3 fritters
  • Makes about 14-15 fritters
Substitutes:
  • Chicken: Use ground chicken or ground turkey
  • Breadcrumbs: For a keto-friendly option you can sub this with 1/2 cup of almond flour ad 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese.
  • Broccoli: Try cauliflower instead of broccoli
Storage:
Place leftovers in a container and store in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat in the microwave when ready to eat. You can freeze for up to 3 months.
Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 153mg | Sodium: 510mg | Potassium: 609mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 262IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 2mg
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