Chicken Fritters

Tonight I needed to cook dinner, I really couldn’t be bothered and I had next to nothing in the cupboard.
But I did have half a cooked chicken and some dry goods.

I thunk and thunk and wondered what the outcome would be of making a crispy batter and shallow frying the chicken.
This is what I did and jolly nice it was too with a nice spicy aftertaste.
This serves 4 as usual.


Dinner from bugger all

1 x medium mixing bowl
1 x whisk
1 x large frying pan
1 x fish slice
1 x slotted spoon
Kitchen roll / paper towel

4 small chicken breasts or the equivalent cooked chicken
If using raw chicken – ¼ pint chicken stock
4oz self raising flour
½ teaspoon parsley
¼ teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon garam masala
¼ teaspoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon onion powder
¼ pint milk
vegetable oil for shallow frying

If using raw chicken, poach lightly in the chicken stock until cooked through and drain
Cut the chicken into chunks or strips
Put all the dry ingredients together into the bowl and blend well
Gradually whisk in the milk until it forms a thick paste
Put the chicken into the paste
Heat the oil in the frying pan until it is very hot
Fish the chicken bits out of the batter with a slotted spoon
Fry quickly in batches in the hot oil turning until the chicken is golden brown on both sides
Drain on the kitchen paper and blot to get rid of any excess oil
Serve immediately


Filed under Food, Leftovers, Regional, Storecupboard

4 responses to “Chicken Fritters

  1. Sue

    We often have dinner from bugger all, it’s one of our favourites.

  2. Patricia

    I seem to make more interesting grub with no cash / or ingredients , our leftover chicken usually gets curried ( because I like it ) or my kind of fritters are when I blend the chicken with an egg , some stale bread ( a slice is fine) any spices I like cumin & fenagreek I adore, , a small onion or spring onions , any left over veg , Mash it up together , form into balls ( into fridge if you have time ) & fry them slowly OH dust with flour 1st, I make this kind of ” fritters” with anything, honest ( as my Dad did , ) ( he cooked a bit in the Navy , so had some great ideas , ( which I now use , often” !!! )

  3. wartimehousewife

    You want to have a look at Reactive Cooking – she does great things with food.

  4. alltime fishwife

    I am depressed- this is what you do when you can’t be bothered to cook- it is more complicated than what I do when I can be bothered!! Cooking is such a mission, and all gone in 30 seconds. The very first thing I would do if I were seriously rich is employ a cook. Well the second thing, as the first thing would be to buy a house big enough for the cook to live with us.

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