Basketball Madness: Chicken Parmesan B-Ball Fritters

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Noted as a consistent, well-rounded player in all areas of the sport, Larry Joe Bird led the Indiana State basketball team to it’s first NCAA tournament his senior year in 1979. The final game put Bird & Michigan State great, Magic Johnson, against one another thus starting one of the greatest rivalries in American b-ball history. Drafted by the Boston Celtics, he was known as an encourager of excellence among teamates & helped turnaround the program that needed a fresh perspective. Bird played in the NBA for 13 seasons & has been honored for numerous accomplishments throughout his career including winning Olympic gold in 1992. Larry Bird rejoined Johnson on the court with other basketball legends such as Michael Jordan by playing on the Dream Team. It seems only fitting to celebrate Larry Legend with a recipe all his own, Chicken Parmesan B-Ball Fritters. The deep fried bites take the lead with a blend of delightful cheeses then round out with chicken, garlic & fresh basil for an appetizer that mimics the classic Italian specialty the whole gang will love. You’ll have no problem shooting these three pointers into the marinara sauce with your eyes closed. I’m sure Mr. Bird would agree. 

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makes 8 servings


Secure the amount of meat needed for the recipe by using a rotisserie chicken.

1/2 {8-oz} package cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup finely chopped, cooked chicken
1/2 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup shredded Italian cheese blend
1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
1 garlic clove, pressed
Vegetable oil
1/4 cup ap flour
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups fresh breadcrumbs
Marinara sauce

Stir together the cream cheese & the next 5 ingredients until blended.
Chill 30 minutes.

Divide the mixture into 16 portions using a tablespoon-size cookie scoop.

Attach a candy thermometer to a deep sided, 4-quart saucepan.
Pour the oil to a depth of 1 1/4-inches & heat to 350 degrees.
Meanwhile, coat the cheese portions in flour, then in the egg.
Roll in the fresh breadcrumbs.

Fry, in batches, 1 to 2 minutes, or until golden brown.
Serve with marinara sauce.

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Swap the Italian cheese blend for mozzarella or provolone.  

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 Fried apps are as popular come game time as high tops are on the court.
Fry the fritters up to 2 days ahead of time as directed.
Allow them to cool completely. Cover & refrigerate.

To reheat, place the fritters on a lightly greased foil-lined baking sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
Place the fritters on a rack over paper towels & let stand 5 minutes.
Serve as directed. 

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