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Chicken Pom-Poms Recipe

Chicken Pom-Poms Recipe

These golden baked croquettes are a fun and different way to serve chicken to a crowd. My husband and I are hosts at a mission house where we cook for groups of 30 or more each week. this recipe is a favorite with guests. -Fran Wolfley St. Mary, Jamaica
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min. YIELD:40-45 servings


  • 4 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cartons (32 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1/4 cup chicken bouillon granules
  • 16 cups cooked long grain rice
  • 12 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 8 cups (32 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 10 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons paprika
  • 10 jars (12 ounces each) chicken gravy


  • 1. In a large Dutch oven, saute celery and onion in butter until tender. Combine the flour, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper; stir into vegetable mixture until blended. Gradually stir in broth until blended. Add the milk powder and bouillon. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until very thick. Cool. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  • 2. Stir the rice, chicken and cheese into the sauce mixture. Combine breadcrumbs and paprika in a shallow baking pan. Shape 1/4 cupfuls of chicken mixture into 2-in. balls; roll in crumb mixture.
  • 3. Place 3 in. apart on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake 400° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through and golden brown. Heat the gravy; serve with pom-poms. Yield: 40-45 servings (2 pom-poms each).

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 325 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 677mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 20g protein.

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srrieck User ID: 2094021 72540
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2013

"Every time I've made these they sort of melt in the oven.They come out flat & not like a ball at all. I have refrigerated them then baked them & still no luck Can someone give me tips on what I can do to fix this?"

kfetch User ID: 80291 120272
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2010

"Awesome! Will make again, and again!"

BirdWatchinFool User ID: 5929 206473
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2007

"chicken Pom-poms...yummy."

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