Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
I found this recipe in a cookbook from the library. It turned out to be fast and delicious! My family really enjoyed it. I didn't make the sauce because I didn't have the red pepper or the relish. I just served it with spicy mayo on the side. It tasted good without any sauce...so don't think you have to have any but its a nice addition. This works great with the rotisserie chicken you get at the store and also would be good with leftover cooked turkey. Its something different to make after the holidays that is not a casserole. NOTE: If you just have salted saltines,just omit the salt with the egg.
- 1⁄2 cup mayonnaise
- 1⁄4 cup chopped roasted red pepper
- 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish, drained
- 2 teaspoons sweet paprika
- 1 dash fresh lemon juice
- 1 pinch cayenne (optional)
- 2 1⁄2 cups cooked chicken
- 1⁄2 cup green onion
- 1⁄2 cup red bell pepper
- 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons freshly chopped fresh parsley
- 1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 20 unsalted saltine crackers
- 1 egg, beaten with
- 1 pinch salt
- Make the sauce: Stir together in a small bowl and set aside.
- Make the croquettes: Toss together all the ingredients except crackers and egg.
- Crumble the crackers over the mixture making fine crumbs.
- Pour egg over all and toss well to combine.
- Use 1/3 cup measuring cup to scoop up mixture.
- Form oval croquettes about 3" long by 3/4" high by putting mixture between palms of hands and pressing down firmly, but gently.
- Heat 1 Tbsp of vegetable oil in a 12" nonstick skillet over medium heat.
- Add croquettes and cook until golden brown on one side,about 4 minutes.
- Turn and cook until the other side turns a light brown and tops are firm, about 2 minutes.
- Press down gently with a spatula and add more oil as needed.
- Serve immediately with a dollop of sauce.
- NOTE: I crushed my crackers in a small ziplock bag before mixing them inches It seemed easier that way. I also got 8 croquettes out of this.
Following Felina's suggestion, I also made these croquettes with the red onion marmalade. The croquettes with the sauce and red onion marmalade was amazing. Won an Iron Chef competition with these recipes! Easy and delicious!
Hey, Beckerd! These were amazing!!! My DH had never had chicken croquettes and he raved about them. I had made the PA Dutch Chicken and Waffles recipe which was fabulous. I cooked twice the chicken called for so I would have enough to try your recipe. I made it exactly as directed and chilled the mixture for about an hour and a half and forming them just took two minutes. The sauce was PERFECT with the nice crisp croquettes. This recipe is a KEEPER! I also made the red onion marmalade (recipe #189190) earlier in the day and had that nice and cold in the frig. A nice addition to the hot and zippy croquettes! Thanks for posting!!!