Weeknight Chicken Croquettes

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

These croquettes are so tasty and since they used canned chicken, are a snap to prepare. And the kids love them. This is a "base" recipe...you can add your own spices and seasonings as desired.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 (10 ounce) cans chicken
  • 1 medium onion, shredded
  • 1 12 cups seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • vegetable oil or canola oil


  1. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat.
  2. Mix together all ingredients.
  3. Form into patties.
  4. Fry over medium heat until lightly browned on both sides.
  5. Drain and pat with paper towels before serving.
Most Helpful

I didn't have any problem whatsoever with getting these to hold together. But be warned, these are very rich and very salty when prepared as written. I was thinking the garlic salt AND salt would be overkill, but the reviews were so good that I did it anyway. It was overkill. Way overkill. Everyone liked them, but they were so salty and rich that you really have a difficult time finishing off the one, and forget about eating two. If I were to make this again, I would use minced garlic instead of the garlic salt. It was so rich that I would try to lighten it up a bit, too. Unfortunately, that means using a shredded roasted chicken instead, or something of the like. Kind of defeats the purpose of the ease of canned chicken, but I think it would work out a little more tasty. To each their own, I guess! Still glad I tried it. Every recipe can be a learning experience. Thanks for sharing.

WifeyJo September 17, 2013

My family loves these things. I find they hold together better if I put a can of cream of chicken in the mixture. Mine seem to turn out a little dry so we eat them with chicken gravy on top.

soph3999 October 27, 2008

I'm giving these 5 stars because of how easy and versatile they are. They are made with items that are generally in my cupboard, which is a plus on busy nights. They were also very good as leftovers. The night I made them, I did not want anything that was in the shape of a burger or a patty so I made them into croquette shapes. They were shaped like long marshmallows. I would like to have a great sauce to dip them in or to drizzle over them. I will be making these again.

psychotammymom August 11, 2007