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Chicken Croquettes Recipe

Chicken Croquettes Recipe

Here's a different recipe to try with leftover chicken. It really has a good flavor. These croquettes are fun to serve as an appetizer or for a meal. —Carleen Mullins, Wise, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Cook: 5 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups dry bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Oil for deep-fat frying


  • 1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add the flour, mustard, salt and pepper; stir until smooth. Gradually add milk; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened; remove from the heat.
  • 2. Add the chicken, green pepper, parsley, onion, lemon juice, paprika and cayenne. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • 3. Shape into six 4-in. x 1-in. logs. Place bread crumbs in a shallow dish. In another dish, beat egg and water. Roll logs in bread crumbs, then in egg mixture, then again in crumbs.
  • 4. Heat oil in an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer to 350°. Drop logs a few at a time, into hot oil. Fry for 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 croquettes.

Recipe Note

Editor's Note: This recipe may easily be doubled.

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jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 218323
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2015

"I love to get chicken croquettes at local restaurants, and I was curious if I could make them myself. These were very good. I didn't like having my house smell like a fryer, but that's to be expected. :)"

Trilby Yost User ID: 5195621 78980
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2010

"I fry foods in deep-fat only once in a blue husband is the fry cook. But I do get a yen for these chicken croquettes sometimes, and when I do I never hear any complaints from my husband or family. This is a delicious recipe that I follow exactly."

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