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creamy chicken croquettes

Recipe by
Susan Bickta
Kutztown, PA

This recipe is a great way to use leftover chicken (or turkey). They are delicate and creamy, yet loaded with chicken flavor. Served with mashed potatoes and gravy and another vegetable of your choice ..... this is comfort food at its best!

yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 25 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For creamy chicken croquettes

  • 5 Tbsp
  • 5 Tbsp
  • 1 1/4 c
    whole milk
  • 3/4 tsp
    ground mustard
  • 1/4 c
    panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tsp
    chicken base
  • 2 tsp
    dried minced onion flakes
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 1/2 to 3 c
    finely chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 tsp
    dried parsley flakes
  • 2 c
    panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp
    smoked paprika
  • oil for frying

How To Make creamy chicken croquettes

  • 1
    Place a 2-3 quart saucepan over medium high heat. Add the butter and cook until melted. Add the flour and continue to cook, stirring often, for 2-3 minutes.
  • 2
    Add the milk and ground mustard. Cook, stirring constantly, until a thick cream sauce forms.
  • 3
    Add the next 7 ingredients (the remaining croquette ingredients). Cook an additional 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture is well combined.
  • 4
    Transfer to a bowl. Cover and refrigerate 1-2 hours or until mixture becomes firm.
  • 5
    Meanwhile, in a shallow dish, combine the Panko breadcrumbs and the paprika.
  • 6
    Remove chicken mixture from refrigerator and form into 6 "patties".
  • 7
    Dredge each in seasoned breadcrumbs and place on a plate. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • 8
    Place 1 12-inch non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Add enough oil to coat bottom of pan. Add the croquettes and cook until browned on each side, about 10 - 15 minutes, adding oil if needed.

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