Leftover Chicken Croquettes

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by kineline

A mixture of chicken, eggs, bread crumbs, sauteed onion, parsley and light seasoning

Top Review by Stan47

Nice way to use up leftover chicken. I didn't have an onion on hand, stirred in a bit of dried minced onion, black pepper, a touch of dry mustard and cayenne powder. <br/><br/>These cooked up beautifully, frying them in peanut oil in a cast iron skillet.<br/><br/>I DID adjust the proportions "by ear." The basic recipe here calls for one part bread crumbs to two parts chicken, and that seemed like far too much filler. I chopped the chicken into 1/8 inch dice, added an egg and about half the recommended amount of bread crumbs (using Pepperidge Farm Italian seasoned crumbs). A second egg made things a little too loose, but another tablespoon or two of the crumbs made a nice mixture that felt right when manipulated with the spatula. As I put the croquettes into the hot oil, I sprinkled the tiniest bit of Panko crumbs on each side, to help brown them. They came out crisp on the outside, deliciously golden brown, and well cooked.<br/><br/>Reading other reviews, I think people may not realize that different bread crumbs are going to thicken the batter differently. You really can't follow the recipe exactly; you simply have to make the proportions by feel.<br/><br/>Served it with a spring greens salad, dressed with lemon-tahini dressing and some home-made cranberry sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl combine the chicken, bread crumbs, 2 eggs and onion and mix well; if mixture is too dry to form patties, mix in another lightly beaten egg. Then add parsley, salt and pepper to taste, mix well and form into small patties.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat and fry patties in oil until golden brown.

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