Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Fritters

Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Fritters
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Over the last few years I have had some fun experimenting with different kinds of fritters. Most of these fritters have had the man ingredient as a vegetable but I wanted to try something a little bit different and make some fritters with all of the flavours of buffalo chicken and with the recent success of the quinoa fritters, buffalo chicken quinoa fritters were definitely the way to go! How can you go wrong with the flavours of buffalo chicken formed into patties and fried until golden brown and crispy?

Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Fritters

The recipe for these buffalo chicken quinoa fritters could not be easier starting off with the quinoa, chicken, hot sauce, blue cheese with an egg and some bread crumbs to hold everything together. After mixing all of the ingredients it is as easy as forming patties and frying them until golden brown and crispy! You can make the fritters as large or small as you like and I went with a smaller size so that I could serve them as two bit appetizers but larger ones would make for a great light meal. If you wanted to keep these on the lighter side you could easily bake the fritters rather than frying them.

Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Fritters

If there is someone that is not a big fan of blue cheese you could easily replace it with more cheddar cheese and then you can serve the fritters with a mild blue cheese dressing for those that do like it.

Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Fritters

Just look at that pocket of melted blue cheese in there!

Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Fritters

Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Fritters

All of the flavours of buffalo chicken formed into a patty with quinoa and fried until golden brown and crispy! Serve with carrot and celery sticks and a blue cheese dressing to complete the experience!

Servings: makes 4 appetizer sized servings or 2 meal sized servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Printable Recipe
  • 1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 cups water
  • 1 cup chicken, cooked and shredded
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce or to taste
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup cheddar, shredded
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • oil for frying
  1. Simmer the quinoa in the water until the liquid has been absorbed and the quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes and let cool enough to handle.
  2. Mix the cooked quinoa with the chicken, hot sauce, onion, cheddar cheese, blue cheese, egg, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper, adding more breadcrumbs if required to allow it to hold its shape.
  3. Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat.
  4. Spoon the mixture into the pan and form patties of any size that you desire and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 2-4 minutes per side, and set aside on paper towels to drain.

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Easy Crispy Baked Buffalo WingsBuffalo Chicken DipBuffalo Roasted Cauliflower
Buffalo Chicken Potato SkinsBuffalo Chicken Deviled EggsBuffalo Chicken Chili
Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese SandwichBuffalo Chicken Stuffed Zucchini topped with Melted Cheddar, Bacon and an Avocado Blue Cheese DressingBuffalo Chicken Chowder
Buffalo Chicken Club SandwichBuffalo Chicken Quinoa FrittersBuffalo Chicken Burgers
Bacon Wrapped Buffalo Chicken Jalapeno PoppersBuffalo Chicken SaladBuffalo Chicken Sushi

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Jessica @ Portuguese Girl Cooks said...

These look absolutely fantastic!

Ashley said...

Looks scrumptious! I need these in my life :)

eatgood4life.blogspot.com said...

Wow, simple, delicious and healthy. A must try!!

Mama de tres said...

Looks really good! Want to make soon!

http://ohmygobble.blogspot.com.au said...

These look delicious, will definitely try these one day! I've used quinoa as the crumb on my chicken and they come out super crunchy - and even feel healthy ;)

anotherfoodieblogger said...

Kevin, I have been looking for a quinoa recipe to try that grain out for the first time. I think I found just the recipe! Thank you, Kevin!

North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard said...

Kevin, is there a difference in using regular or flakes? or are they both one in the same? Thanks.

Maggie said...

For health reasons, I recently went meatless and I was so sad about not being able to eat chicken wings anymore. I saw your recipe today and substituted chicken for carrots and celery and put the patty in a hamburger bun. They were absolutely perfect! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

jeri said...

Kevin, you are the craziest food blogger on the internet. Your recipes are just totally out of the box. And thanks for a break from bacon, my arteries were beginning to harden. However, I have all this leftover bacon fat, so guess what I'm going to fry these in.

Jennifer {Mother Thyme} said...

I want these now! These look amazing!

Brandy said...

If you were to bake these instead of frying them how long and what temp would you do so?

We Are Not Martha said...

What an awesome idea! I just LOVE the idea of quinoa fritters!


ana en la cocina said...

Fantastica y deliciosa receta!!!

Foodycat said...

They look so good! What a clever idea.

Abbe Townsend said...

I've only ever tried quinoa as a substitute for mashed potato - NOT overly appetising! Have shedloads to use up so will be giving this recipe a try. Thankyou :0)

Kevin said...

jeri: Frying them in bacon grease would be perfect!

Kevin said...

Maggie: Using the celery and carrots is a great way to replace the chicken in these and they would also go well in addition to the chicken!

Kevin said...

North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard: Quinoa flakes are steamed and rolled quinoa and I think that the regular quinoa would work better here.

Kevin said...

Brandy: Bake then on a lightly greased baking pan in a preheat 425F oven until golden brown and crispy, about 15-20 minutes, flipping one in the middle.

Annastacia said...

Any suggestions for a non-meat substitute for the chicken?

Lynda said...

What good fortune to come across your blog at this time! I have a large box of quinoa in the cupboard and was looking for some ideas other than just a side rice type way to fix it. SOOO glad you addressed the blue cheese replacement with cheddar, am definately not a fan of blue cheese. Will be trying this. Thanks

Kathleen Richardson said...

Those look so-o good. Great photos. Gotta pin this one so I can make it.

Keep writing...

Kevin said...

Annastacia: You could use diced carrots and celery or chickpeas as a replacement for the chicken.

Queen of Quinoa said...

What a clever and delicious way to use quinoa!! Of course, my favorite ingredient on earth, I love the idea of making these little chicken bites even healthier with the addition of quinoa. This is a must try :)

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The Café Sucré Farine said...

What a fun way to do quinoa! Looks fantastic and your photos are so pretty!

Anonymous said...

Absolutly MAMA MIA !!

Taste, healthy, quick.
Kevin keep writing you recipes. Tey are delish.
Thanks so much!!

Kelly Siew said...

I love the creative use of Quinoa..... this almost looks unhealthy! :D

Jeane M. said...

That really looked yummy. Can't wait to get my hand on the kitchen for this. Another great recipe to try. Got my eye on your next posts.

sunidhi said...

Hi, it looks very yummy..you have described it very well let me try.all the best keep posting this type of yummy dishes.

Franklin said...

This is worth trying...looks yummy :-P

mhegan kate said...

That is one mouth watering dish. It looks so scrumptious. That I can't help craving for it.
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My Favorite Quotes said...

The game day snacking recipes look SO yummy. Thanks for posting them.

Beth Clothier said...

These are just as good as I hoped they would be. Thanks for the recipe--so delicious and healthy!

Tabitha said...

Absolutely amazing recipe! I made a double batch last weekend and they were gone by Tuesday. I made a spicy yogurt sauce to go with it. We also wrapped these in some romaine lettuce with the sauce and they were a filling lunch! I can't wait to make more!

Jenny said...

Mine keep falling apart. I i have upped the panko crumbs to help keep them together, but not luck. Am I using too much sauce maybe? Or would another egg help? Any recs? Also, about how much oil are you frying them in? I fear I am using too much, but not sure.

Kevin Lynch said...

Jenny: Adding more panko should have worked and if they still are not holding together the extra egg will help. I normally only use 2-4 tablespoons of oil for a shallow fry rather than a deep fry.

Jenny said...

OK thanks Kevin! Trying again for Thanksgiving so hopefully this batch will be little better. Going to try more shallow fry too. Fingers crossed!

Amy said...

This was fantastic!!! My grocery store only had red quinoa, which I didn’t think would work, so I substituted farro- Thank you!!

Kevin Lynch said...

Amy: Red quinoa would have worked just as well as white but the farro option is a good one as well! Glad you enjoyed it!

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