Chicken Croquettes Recipe

Summary

Servings4Cuisine
Course

Ingredients

 Butter/Margarine3 Tablespoon
 All purpose flour1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Instant chicken bouillon granules1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Milk1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Finely chopped onion1 Tablespoon
 Snipped parsley1 Tablespoon
 Lemon juice1 Teaspoon
 Ground nutmeg1 Dash
 Paprika1 Dash
 Coarsely ground cooked chicken/Turkey1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Fine dry bread crumbs/Finely crushed saltine crackers3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Egg1 , beaten
 Shortening/Cooking oil2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Deep Frying)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 441 Calories from Fat 279

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 31 g48.3%

Saturated Fat 12.4 g62%

Trans Fat 1.3 g

Cholesterol 175.2 mg

Sodium 310.8 mg13%

Total Carbohydrates 15 g4.9%

Dietary Fiber 0.87 g3.5%

Sugars 1.9 g

Protein 26 g51.3%

Vitamin A 14.4% Vitamin C 9.8%

Calcium 5.5% Iron 7.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

In saucepan melt butter or margarine; stir in flour and bouillon granules.
Add milk and 1/2 cup water all at once; cook and stir till thickened and bubbly.
Cook and stir 1 minute more.
Remove from heat.
Stir in onion, parsley, lemon juice, nutmeg, paprika, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and dash pepper.
Add ground cooked chicken or turkey; mix well.
Cover and chill thoroughly.
With wet hands shape chicken mixture into 8 balls.
Roll in bread or cracker crumbs; shape each ball into a cone.
In shallow dish combine beaten egg and 2 tablespoons water.
Dip each croquette into egg mixture; roll again in crumbs.
Fry, a few at a time, in deep hot fat (365°) for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes or till golden brown.
Drain on paper toweling.
Keep warm in 325° oven while frying remaining croquettes.
Chicken-Ham Croquettes:
Prepare Chicken Croquettes as above except use 1 cup coarsely ground cooked chicken or turkey and 1/2 cup coarsely ground fully cooked ham for the meat mixture and omit the salt.
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