Deep-Fried Chicken Croquettes

Chicken Croquettes
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  • Total: 40 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: Chicken Croquettes (4 Servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
643 Calories
37g Fat
31g Carbs
44g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Chicken Croquettes (4 Servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 643
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37g 48%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 250mg 83%
Sodium 628mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Protein 44g
Calcium 272mg 21%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Chicken croquettes are made with chicken and minced onions and parsley, with a thick white sauce binding the ingredients. The croquettes are rolled in breadcrumbs and then deep fried to perfection.

Croquettes have long been a favorite dish, and a tasty way to use leftover chicken or turkey. These can be made with leftover ham as well.

If you're working in batches or would like to make the chicken croquettes up to 20 minutes ahead, place the drained croquettes on a rack in a pan and place in a preheated 200 F oven. 


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups finely chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 tablespoon minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced parsley
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup fine dry breadcrumbs (unseasoned)

Steps to Make It

  1. In a saucepan, melt butter; blend in flour and salt and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add milk gradually, stirring. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until thickened. Add chicken, onion, and parsley; spread in a greased shallow pan and chill thoroughly.

  2. In a bowl, whisk together eggs and lemon juice. Form chilled chicken mixture into 8 logs; dip each into egg mixture, then coat with crumbs.

  3. Heat deep fat to 365 F.

  4. When the oil reaches, fry croquettes for about 5 minutes each, or until golden brown. Don't crowd them. Depending on the pan you use, you might have to fry the croquettes in two batches.

  5.  Drain on paper towels.