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Chicken Avocado and Corn Fritters

These fritters are a perfect appetizer for the game or weekend get together. Serve them up with your favourite drinks and enjoy a good laugh with crunchy spiced chicken and creamy avocado in each bite.
Serves: 12
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 15 min


Chicken Avocado and Corn Fritters

2 cups canola oil, divided (approx)
8 oz boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 4 small), diced
½ tsp each paprika, cumin and ground ginger
½ tsp salt, divided
1 avocado, diced
½ cup corn kernels
¼ cup all-purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
2 eggs
1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
½ tsp lemon zest
1 cup panko breadcrumbs

Lime Sour Cream

½ cup sour cream
½ tsp lime zest
1 tbsp lime juice
pinch salt

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. Stir together sour cream, lime zest, juice and salt. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

  2. Heat 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the oil over medium high heat and cook chicken, paprika, cumin, ginger and ¼ tsp salt, stirring often for about 8 minutes or until no longer pink inside. Scrape into a bowl to cool slightly.

  3. Add avocado and corn into the bowl with chicken. Stir in flour and baking powder to coat. Add eggs, dill and zest. Stir in breadcrumbs; let stand for 5 minutes to absorb.

  4. Meanwhile, heat oil in deep saucepan or deep fryer to 365°F (185°C). Scoop out batter in a dry ¼ cup (60 mL) measure and gently add to oil in batches for about 4 minutes turning gently halfway or until golden brown and cooked through. Remove with slotted spoon and serve with Lime Sour Cream.

Helpful Tip

If making them ahead, simply warm through in 350°F (175°C) oven for about 5 minutes to heat through.

Nutrition Info

Per serving Amount
Protein7 g
Fat14 g
Saturated Fat2.5 g
Carbohydrate9 g
Fibre1 g
Cholesterol45 mg
Sodium290 mg
Per serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A2
Vitamin C4