Kids and adults alike will love these chicken nuggets. Perfect for after school and on weekends, just make sure you save some for yourself. This recipe originally appeared in Cooking with Tenina: More great recipes for the Thermomix, by Tenina Holder.

Take classic chicken nuggets to the next level when you follow our Chicken Nuggets with Cheese recipe. Just when you thought nuggets couldn’t get any tastier, the shredded cheese in Chicken Nuggets with Cheese blows away your expectations.

Chicken Nugget with Cheese is an easy cheese nugget mixed with different herbs and then dredge with flour, egg & breadcrumb, which is then deep fried in oil to have a beautiful golden brown. It is a family-friendly and kid-friendly recipe that you can serve during birthday parties, snacks, or children’s dinners.

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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