Mozzarella Stick Chicken Fries - Mozzarella sticks are wrapped in seasoned ground chicken, then breaded and deep fried.

Mozzarella Stick Chicken Fries Recipe

February 02 , 2016 by: Jessica Pinney Appetizers & Snacks, Chicken, Fried

I hate to admit it, but I love Burger King’s chicken fries. They are a serious fast food guilty pleasure of mine. I only indulge about once or twice per year, usually on a road trip. Each time that I do I feel equal parts satisfaction and regret.

One night, I started thinking, “What if a mozzarella stick and chicken fries made sweet, sweet love and had a baby?”

This is the kind of question that keeps me up at night. What if indeed…

I needed answers, so I set out to conduct my own experiment and answer my question.

The idea is pretty simple:

Take a mozzarella stick and roll it in flour….

Mozzarella Chicken Mozzarella Stick Fries

Then dip it in egg…

Mozzarella Stick Chicken Fries

Cover in perfectly seasoned ground chicken…

Mozzarella Stick Chicken Fries

Coat with bread crumbs…

Mozzarella Stick Chicken Fries Recipe

And drop ’em in the deep fryer!

Mozzarella Stick Chicken Fries in the Deep Fryer

The taste of these actually exceeded my expectations and I am giving them a top spot on my favorite appetizers list!

Mozzarella Stick Chicken Fries - Mozzarella sticks are wrapped in seasoned ground chicken, then breaded and deep fried.

Update!: I made a version of these that are breaded in Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Check out the video I made for it.

Mozzarella Stick Chicken Fries Recipe

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Mozzarella Stick Chicken Fries Recipe
 
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Serves: 6
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  1. Combine all the seasonings in a small bowl. Pour over ground chicken and mix with your hands.
  2. Line up four bowls: one with the flour, one with the eggs, one with ground chicken and one with the seasoned bread crumbs.
  3. One at a time, take each mozzarella stick and roll it in the flour, dip it in the egg, cover in ground chicken (try to cover as evenly as possible), then roll and cover in bread crumbs.
  4. Deep fry for 3-5 minutes, until golden brown and cheese is beginning to ooze out.
  5. Serve with a side of marinara sauce and enjoy!

Mozzarella Stick Chicken Fries - Mozzarella sticks covered in ground chicken, then covered in bread crumbs and deep fried.

What if chicken fries and mozzarella sticks had a baby? Mozzarella sticks rolled in flour, dipped in egg, incased in seasoned ground chicken, then covered in bread crumbs and deep fried.

9 Comments

  • I got a little disappointed when realizing this was ground chicken instead of perhaps a pounded out chicken tender ?

  • Well chicken nuggets are essentially ground chicken with spices, just like this. If you pounded out a nugget, even if you could get it wrapped around and molded to the cheese, it would be tough and overcooked when fried.

  • We made these this weekend and they were AWESOME! Thanks for the recipe.

  • The seasoning for the chicken tastes really close to BK chicken fries, great job!

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  • Would it be possible to bake these instead of frying them?

  • Oh my gosh, this looks so incredibly delicious! Chicken surrounding cheese. Yum!!

  • These are kinda genius! Love a good guilty pleasure treat now and then!

  • Mozzarella sticks are one of my fast food guilty pleasures, too… this is next level!! Love the video, too – makes it look so easy!

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