Baked Chicken Croquettes

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   I have been wanting to try croquettes for awhile now. They’ve just always looked so mouth-watering good! The only problem was that the typical croquettes are deep fried, which I guess really isn’t a problem. I just didnt feel like frying up a million of these little suckers. So I decided to research a few different recipes and came up with my own baked version. The end result was simply delicious. We really loved them.

   My version of  ‘Baked Croquettes’ are filled with chicken, potatoes and some seasonings. I also added a special ingredient…. stuffing. Yep, some good ol’ stuffing. If you are not a fan than feel free to leave it out. They will still be great. Also, if you dont have time to whip up a batch of mashed potatoes, than I suggest using the already made tub of  ‘Country Crock’ mashed potatoes. You can usually find them near the Deli/Meat section in the grocery store. They taste really good, and when I’m in a hurry, they are what I like to use.

Baked Chicken Croquettes
Recipe by: Holly Lofthouse

3 cups cooked Chicken, finely chopped ( I used my food processor)
1/2 cup Chicken Broth
1 Tablespoon dried Minced Onion
1 Tablespoon dried Chives
Salt and Pepper, to taste
2 cups Mashed Potatoes
1 1/2 cups prepared Stuffing ( I use Stove-Top chicken stuffing)
3/4 cup Dried Seasoned Breadcrumbs
Olive Oil cooking spray

Gravy:
2 packets Chicken Gravy mix
water packets call for
(Prepare according to package directions)

DIRECTIONS:  Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a large skillet, over medium heat add the finely chopped chicken. Stir in the broth, minced onion and chives. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until mixture is heated through. About 5 minutes or so. Remove from heat.

In a large mixing bowl, add the mashed potatoes and stuffing. Season with salt and pepper. Stir. Then add in chicken mixture. Stir together gently until well combined. Once mixture has cooled slightly, take a 1/4 cup of mixture at a time and shape into an oval log. Roll in the dried breadcrumbs and then place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining mixture, setting croquettes atleast 1 inch apart so their not touching. Once all croquettes are made generously spray them with olive oil spray.

 Bake for 15 minutes or until golden-brown and crispy. Serve with gravy!

 
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22 thoughts on “Baked Chicken Croquettes

  1. Your croquettes are super cute and the recipe sounds delicious! I’m with you – I’d never want to spend the time frying all of those little bites. Thanks for the great idea. I’m sure this would go over well with the husband!

  2. made the croquettes last night and they were gone quick. i served them with a creamy chicken gravy to pour on top.My daughters asked if i can make this again tonight 🙂 wonderful recipe!

  3. I have never made chicken croquettes this way, but I will fry them no longer. I will leave the mashed potatoes out though, as I would serve them with mashed potatoes, gravy and another vegetable. Thanks for this great new way to gook them, they’re going to be on my menu rotation.

  4. I made these last night. I didn’t have any dried minced onion so I substituted “Garlic Garlic” which I think my wife gets from pampered chef. Wow! These were awesome! I’d be hard pressed to not use the garlic garlic next time. They were really good.

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