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Cheesy chicken fritters

May 19, 2019

I love creating recipes that use the zero point foods so we can have a nice low point meal option. These cheesy chicken fritters turned out amazing and they truly could not be any easier to make.. the hardest part I’d say is cutting the chicken, which let’s face it, anyone can cut chicken! Chances are you have what you need to make these already in your cupboard/fridge and at just 1 smart point each on WW freestyle they are perfect for a low point dinner and something the whole family can enjoy.

Cheesy chicken fritters
Cuisine: Main meals
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Serves: 6
1SP blue & purple, 3SP green/4PP
  • 16 oz boneless skinless chicken breast (weighed raw)
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 1.5 Tbsp parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup reduced fat shredded mozzarella cheese (I used Trader Joe's)
  • 1 garlic clove, diced
  • Fresh basil, chopped (I used a few Tbsp)
  • 1 Tbsp chives (I used dried)
  • 1 Tbsp parsley
  • Pinch of salt & pepper
  • ¼ tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp cooking oil (I also used some cooking spray)
  1. Cut the chicken into very small pieces (the smaller the better) place chicken pieces in a bowl and add in the egg, flour, parmesan, mozzarella, garlic, and seasonings. Using a spoon, mix well.
  2. Heat a large frying pan over medium to low heat, add the oil *I also sprayed the pan with some cooking spray to help them not stick to the pan since you are not using much oil.
  3. Once pan is hot add in about ¼ cup of chicken mixture per fritter, don't overcrowd the pan too much, I cooked 3 at a time. Cook fritters about 10 minutes each, turning a few times, don't have the temp too hot or they will cook too much on the outside and not enough on the inside.
  4. Store chicken fritters in the fridge and they will freeze well.
Freestyle SP- (blue & purple) 1 using WW recipe builder
Smart Points- (green) 3 using WW recipe builder
Points Plus- 4 using PP calculator
Nutritional info per fritter- Calories 154...Fat 6.5g...Sat fat 1.1g... Carbs 2.9g...Fiber 0.1g...Sugar 0g...Protein 22.4g using My Fitness Pal (Includes all ingredients so if you use the WW calculator you will get a different point value since chicken & eggs are zero point foods)


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    Reply Marcine Lanier May 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Do you think I could use ground chicken breast in this recipe? Thanks!

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      Reply Drizzle May 26, 2019 at 11:58 am

      Yes I think so, it will be more of a burger style but still delicious πŸ™‚

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    Reply Trisha May 19, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    These look really good. Thinking about using ground chicken in my freezer.
    I’m in Ontario as well – where are you finding Trader Joe’s LF cheese?

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      Reply Drizzle May 26, 2019 at 11:58 am

      I cross the border to shop at TJ’s it is a U.S store only unfortunately

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      Reply ROBIN June 24, 2019 at 7:54 pm

      Made these tonight and oh wow!!! I used ground chicken breast and they were delicious!!! Thanks for the recipe!!!

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        Reply Drizzle June 25, 2019 at 11:41 am

        So glad you enjoyed them πŸ™‚

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      Reply Lisa Chappell August 15, 2019 at 3:34 pm

      Will the uncooked mixture freeze alright? I’d like to freeze mixture & fry them fresh.

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      Reply CJ Julian January 4, 2020 at 3:56 pm

      Go to Loblaws in their dairy section. If you’re concerned about quality (ie: organic), then check out their organics section, or any store that sells organic foods. If you’re not concerned about quality, then just grab a block of any low fat cheese.

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    Reply Amy May 19, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    Could you use ground chicken?

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      Reply Drizzle May 26, 2019 at 11:59 am

      Yes I think so, will be slightly different in texture but still delicious πŸ™‚

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    Reply Jess May 20, 2019 at 12:18 am

    Do you think you could make these in an air fryer?

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      Reply Drizzle May 26, 2019 at 11:59 am

      I think so, I was going to try it next time I make them .. If you try it let me know how they turn out please πŸ™‚

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        Reply Lisa Lowry June 2, 2019 at 8:14 pm

        I made these in the air fryer tonight. 350 degrees for 10 minutes in a single layer. They were really good, thanks for the recipe!

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          Reply Drizzle June 5, 2019 at 3:38 pm

          Hi Lisa, glad you enjoyed them, thanks for the air fryer tips πŸ™‚

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        Reply Jane February 9, 2020 at 6:26 pm

        Awesome recipes.

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          Reply Drizzle February 12, 2020 at 12:34 pm

          Thanks Jane, so glad you are enjoying them πŸ™‚

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      Reply Emma McCandless May 31, 2019 at 3:47 pm

      I did and they came out great!

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          Reply Carla July 14, 2019 at 9:18 pm

          Could thrde be made in an air fryer?

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            Drizzle July 18, 2019 at 5:28 pm

            Yes I would think so

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    Reply Tania Moran May 20, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    Hi are the chicken fritters 3 points for 3 fritter or 3 points for 1 on smart points.

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      Reply Drizzle May 26, 2019 at 1:49 pm

      Hi the fritters are 1SP each on freestyle

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    Reply allison swartz May 26, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    Curious if anyone did make them with ground chicken and what they thought.?.?

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      Reply Drizzle May 29, 2019 at 11:42 am

      Hopefully someone can give you some insight. I think they would be good, more like a burger πŸ™‚

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    Reply Erin May 27, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    Excited to make these! When do we use the 3Tbsp of flour?

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      Reply Drizzle May 29, 2019 at 11:52 am

      Sorry I forgot to add it in the instructions but it is with everything else as seen in the picture, I just updated it thanks for letting me know πŸ™‚

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    Reply Kathy marks June 6, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    The chicken fritters were delicious. What’s the difference between smart points and freestyle points. I wasn’t sure how many points the fritters were

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      Reply Drizzle June 8, 2019 at 4:56 pm

      Freestyle is still smartpoints however before freestyle it was smart points beyond the scale (WW should have changed it up to make it less confusing) so when I list both freestyle and smart points you want freestyle, the Sp is for people that still follow old smart points

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    Reply Savannah June 7, 2019 at 11:24 am

    Hi! I’ve been reading your blog for over a year now but this is my first time commenting. I’ve made many of your recipes (especially love the bubble ups, and now regularly customize my own!) but I have to say that this one was so incredibly delicious. I made some small flavor changes to use what I had at home (green onion instead of basil, a Mexican cheese blend instead of mozzarella, and added some bell pepper) but followed your technique exactly. They were scrumptious! My wife and I both enjoyed them for dinner and then for lunches throughout the week. We loved them with a squeeze of lime on top and a nice big green salad. My mom made them exactly as written and also loved them, with a squeeze of lemon in her case! She said she also wants to try my southwest-inspired version. Anyway. This is a very long comment but I just had to tell you and also thank you! Thanks so much for all of the inspiration your site gives.

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      Reply Drizzle June 8, 2019 at 4:59 pm

      Hi Savannah, Thank you so much for taking the time out (never complain about a long comment, I love reading them) it is always humbling to see the appreciation from my followers, so glad you all enjoyed the fritters and hope you continue to enjoy the recipes πŸ™‚

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    Reply Deb June 17, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    Using 1/4 cup batter per fritter, how many fritters does this make?

    Thank you!

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      Reply Drizzle June 18, 2019 at 10:58 am

      Hi, the recipe states that it makes 6 fritters

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    Reply Laura Adams June 23, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    Boy – either I’m off or you’re off or the WW recipe builder in the app (late Jun , 2019) is off. I ran it through the recipe builder on the app, so it would be easier to track, and made only 1 change: I subbed Kraft fat free mozzarella (Β½ cup/1 FSP), for the TJ’s reduced fat mozzarella (Β½ cup/4 FSP), and it came out to 2 Freestyle Smart Points per fritter. With reduced fat cheese instead of fat free, it came out to 3 FSP per fritter! I will probably make them, but 6 points for two is a big difference from 2 points for two!

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      Reply Drizzle June 25, 2019 at 11:38 am

      HI Laura, I always use my WW recipe builder.. here is my breakdown on my App.. Flour 2SP, Parm 1SP, oil 3SP cheese 2SP (the TJ mozza is 2SP for 2oz)

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        Reply Lisa Marie Rowell November 23, 2019 at 12:17 pm

        This recipe looks fantastic! I am going to make them today. I think the point discrepancy the reader mentioned above may come from the shredded cheese which you say is 2SP for 2 oz, but the recipe calls for 1/2 cup or 4 oz. Do you use 2oz or 4oz of cheese in the recipe?

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          Reply Drizzle November 23, 2019 at 2:22 pm

          Hi Lisa, actually 2oz of shredded cheese is 1/2 cup, 1oz is 1/4 cup.. Google it or weigh it out.. I always remember buying the Trader Joes light shredded mozzarella and they had nutritional info on the package per 1oz which weighed out to 1/4 cup πŸ™‚ I hope you enjoy the fritters

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    Reply Rhonda Moody June 23, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    Oh Kate!! These are so so good! My family loves them! I’ll probably be making these quite a bit now so I will want to change it up sometimes so my family doesnt get bored. What do you think about adding in some Ranch seasoning packet. How do you think that would taste? I started WW a year and a half ago and your site has been a lifesaver. We love your recipe’s!

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      Reply Drizzle June 25, 2019 at 11:40 am

      HI Rhonda, so glad everyone enjoys them πŸ™‚ I think the ranch would be a delicious addition πŸ™‚ if they like spicy you could also go that route, add in some franks and maybe cajun/cayenne πŸ™‚

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        Reply Rhonda Moody June 29, 2019 at 12:29 pm

        Update….i just made them and added the ranch seasoning packet and they are superb!!! I doubled your recipe so I would have some for lunch this week except I only did 5 Tbsp of flour and then added 1 packet of ranch seasoning. They come out to 2 points each (freestyle) but you can have 3 for 5 points.

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          Reply Drizzle July 1, 2019 at 1:53 pm

          That is awesome, thanks so much for sharing πŸ™‚

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    Reply Sheila June 25, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    Hello, just found your blog….do you have a cookbook?! Great recipes! πŸ˜€

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      Reply Drizzle June 28, 2019 at 9:02 pm

      No I don’t but would love to one day.. Thanks, I hope you enjoy them πŸ™‚

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    Reply Marcia Santos July 15, 2019 at 2:26 am

    This looks wonderful! Do you think almond and/or coconut flour would work ok?

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      Reply Drizzle July 18, 2019 at 5:28 pm

      Probably since you don’t use much, I know baking with almond flour is a lot different but it should be ok in these

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    Reply Missi July 20, 2019 at 10:16 am

    How would you reheat from frozen? As a single person the recipes for 4 can be a lot but are often tough to half or quarter small amounts. This looks amazing.

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      Reply Drizzle July 21, 2019 at 11:37 am

      Hi Missi, you could probably freeze this before cooking as well. then dethaw and cook as normal, or to reheat I’d use oven or even air fryer

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    Reply EY July 23, 2019 at 12:35 pm

    I made these cheesy chicken fritters last night for dinner with a steamed vegetable medley on the side and 1/4 cup instant mashed potatoes and they were delicious! I am eating leftovers for lunch and I’m enjoying the chicken fritter all over again. I will for sure be making these again!

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      Reply Drizzle July 24, 2019 at 1:37 pm

      Yay, so glad you enjoyed them, they really are a delicious simple low point meal πŸ™‚

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    Reply Lindsay August 7, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    Made these tonight with Ground turkey and they are a hit! Not sure about points but they are delicious thanks for sharing all these wonderful recipes!

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      Reply Drizzle August 10, 2019 at 1:11 pm

      Hi Lindsay, so glad you enjoyed them πŸ™‚ they would be the same points since both turkey/chicken are a zero point food πŸ™‚

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    Reply Suzanne M Glenn September 15, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    Awesome! Quick and easy to make! They were a hit here in my house, too! I air-fried them and that went really well. Thank you for all of your help!

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      Reply Drizzle September 17, 2019 at 11:58 am

      Yay, so glad you all enjoyed them πŸ™‚

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      Reply Jill November 3, 2019 at 8:33 pm

      These are amazing! Thank you! Thank you!

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        Reply Drizzle November 6, 2019 at 1:08 pm

        Glad you enjoyed them Jill πŸ™‚

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    Reply Mary Ann Lukasik October 14, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    Made these tonight……. delicious. I will try the ground chicken next time. Thanks whoever made that suggestion

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      Reply Drizzle October 19, 2019 at 1:28 pm

      So glad you enjoyed them Mary πŸ™‚

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    Reply Lisa November 13, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    These were fantastic. I used ground chicken and added onion powder and a sprinkle of paprika. SOOO good.

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      Reply Drizzle November 16, 2019 at 11:14 am

      So glad you enjoyed them Lisa πŸ™‚

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    Reply Tillie November 15, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    Do you think I could fix the mixture, mold into patties & freeze them without frying, then just fry up a couple of patties from the freezer as I want them or should they be completely cooked before freezing? Love your site. Follow your recipes all the time.

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      Reply Drizzle November 16, 2019 at 11:15 am

      Hi, yes I think that would work just fine πŸ™‚

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    Reply Michelle December 16, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    Hi! These look delicious? Do you think these could be baked instead of pan fried?

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      Reply Drizzle December 19, 2019 at 1:36 pm

      Hi Michelle, I don’t see why not, you could also possibly air fry them too

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    Reply Erica January 12, 2020 at 2:38 pm

    I made these today and they turned out great! Not sure this size recipe would feed 6. I think it would be more like 3, maybe 4. I can’t have garlic and spices right now so I removed the garlic and chili powder and added onion powder and cumin instead. I cooked them in the air fryer too so cut the oil from 2 tsp to 1 tsp which is always nice. Plan on serving with baked sweet potatoes and salad. Cutting up the chicken into tiny pieces wasn’t that fun. I’ve made similar recipes with ground chicken and can say that I like the chunky aspect to the texture of these fritters. So in the end, it was worth taking the time to cut it up. Definitely worth making.

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      Reply Drizzle January 18, 2020 at 4:24 pm

      Hi Erica, the serving size doesn’t necessarily mean it feeds that many, it is so you know the points/nutritional number per serving

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    Reply Kimmy February 18, 2020 at 1:44 pm

    Hi! Just to clarify this recipe makes 6 fritters total, correct? Just wondering if I should double the recipe for meal prep! Thanks!

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      Reply Drizzle February 20, 2020 at 10:58 am

      Hi Kimmy, yes it makes 6 fritters, and 1 fritter is a serving simply for nutritional and point reference, not saying that one fritter is enough for a serving if that makes sense

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    Reply Barb Chmura Langlois March 3, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    I made these for dinner tonight. My husband and I loved them. Only thing I did differently is I used Kirkland Premium canned chicken. OMG theynwere beyond delicious. Mthank you for this recipe. Can’t wait to find more delicious WW recipes on your site.

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      Reply Drizzle March 6, 2020 at 4:04 pm

      Hi Barb, I am so happy you both enjoyed them πŸ™‚

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    Reply Laree April 26, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    I’m not sure if the question was asked already.. but do you think you could bake them in the oven instead of pan frying? What temp and time do you think? If so… I live in an RV and things tend to turn out better in my convection oven. Thanks for your knowledge!! Your recipes look great!

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      Reply Drizzle April 27, 2020 at 8:53 pm

      Hi Laree… I think so yes, I’d cook about the same time you’d cook a chicken breast for, I usually do 350F for about 20-25 min, maybe check them around 15 min and flip over

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