Gluten Free Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Fritters

I was looking over the past few months of posts, and I realized I didn’t have too many exciting or unique recipes on the blog. I wanted to change that, but I wasn’t sure how.

I eventually stumbled upon this buffalo chicken quinoa fritters recipe and thought it looked delicious, so I changed it up a little bit to make it gluten-free. I find blue cheese a little bit disgusting, so I removed that and just added some more shredded cheddar cheese to the recipe. These fritters would go great with veggies like celery or broccoli – maybe with a little ranch dressing for dipping.

Let me know what you think of it…if you like it, I’ll put more up like this in the future!

The Cheese/Breadcrumbs, Egg, and Quinoa All Ready To Go

The Cheese/Breadcrumbs, Egg, and Quinoa All Ready To Go


Done Cooking!

Done Cooking!


Dinner is Served!

Dinner is Served!


Ingredients (serves two as a meal)

  • 1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup chicken, cooked and shredded
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp minced onion powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Vegetable oil


1. In a large pot, simmer the quinoa in water until the liquid is absorbed, about 12-15 minutes.

2. Mix the quinoa together with the shredded chicken, hot sauce, cheddar cheese, egg, gf breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, and minced onion powder.

3. Heat the vegetable oil in a large pan over medium heat. Make sure the entire bottom of the pan is covered, about 1/4″ deep.

4. Use a spoon to form small patties. Place in the heated oil (carefully, it will be extremely hot!) and cook for about 2 minutes a side, until crispy and golden brown.

5. Place fritters on a paper towel to soak up the excess oil.

6. Serve and enjoy!

2 Responses to Gluten Free Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Fritters

  1. Page Strohl March 19, 2013 at 8:52 am #

    What kind of hot sauce do you use? Is regular hot sauce gluten free (such as Crystal Hot Sauce)?

    • admin March 19, 2013 at 5:46 pm #

      I use Cholula Hot Sauce in this recipe. Most hot sauces are gluten-free, but some are not, so always check the labels. I am not sure if Crystal is gf or not; I’ve never used it.

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