Recipe by Cindy
"My mom used to get chicken croquettes at a fancy restaurant when she was a young woman. I made these once for Mother's Day. She loved them."
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1 (10.75 ounce) can
condensed cream of chicken soup
1 1/2 cups
finely chopped, cooked chicken meat
Italian-style dry bread crumbs
Italian-style dry bread crumbs, for rolling
I have always loved chicken croquettes but found them cumbersome to prepare. This recipe was quite easy and very quick.
Instead of chicken, I substituted the leftover turkey from Thanksgiving. These were just delicious. The proof, however, came from the teen who returned for 2nds and 3rds. She is a very picky eater, so that was quite a compliment.
Overall this recipe is very easy, much easier than I anticipated croquettes to be. I have two gripes with the recipe though. First, there is no suggestion of using a NON-STICK skillet to brown the croquettes. It was really frustrating to take a large skillet, as directed, and when flipping the croquettes have the browned breading come right off sticking to the pan. After one turn I transferred them into a non-stick skillet and it worked much better. My second gripe is the amount of poultry seasoing in the croquettes. There is far too much for this amount of chicken, breadcrumbs etc. If I were to make this recipe again I would cut the 1/4 tsp of poultry seasoning that goes in the meat mixture to 1/8 tsp. Overall the textures of this was great but the over powering flavor of too much poultry seasoning ruined it for me. Maybe if I do make this agin with less seasoning it will turn out how I expected/wanted it to and I will be ableto come back and give it a higher rating but until then, I wouldn't recommend it :(
I always loved the storebought chicken croquets (the frozen ones)but then they disappeared from the stores... my husband was always checking and asking how to make them... so I found them on here and they sounded easy. They were easy and delicious! makes a little chicken go a long way! So yummy, thanks for a great recipe, hubby loved it:)
These were so delicious! I had to improvise a bit, though. I used leftover turkey and I didn't have any cream of chicken soup, so I used a little gravy instead! Unfortunately I couldn't make the sauce, but did make a little dipping sauce to go along with them. They were still really delicious! I can't wait to try this recipe with chicken and soup next time!
I have been searching for the recipe my Mom used when making Turkey Croquettes with leftovers after Thanksgiving. This comes closest to it:) I added minced garlic and used butter, not shortening and added my leftover turkey gravy to the sauce. Add some leftover stuffing, and a mix of leftover mashed potatoes and mashed turnips and it is "comfort food" heaven:-) What great memories it brings and will now be a New favorite for "after" Thanksgiving.
I made these with canned chicken and they were very very good.
Instead of making the sauce, I made creamed peas and new potates
to serve with them. A big hit!
These were terrific. Used chicken breasts poached in broth. Didn't have Italian bread crumbs so I added some sage and thyme to plain crumbs. Browned croquettes in oil instead of shortening and kept warm in oven. Added poaching broth to remaining soup for gravy instead of milk. Next time I'll pre-cook the celery and onion. Served with mashed potatoes, glazed carrots and peas.
I doubled the recipe to feed my family of 5. It's best that you make them no larger than 3". Any bigger and they won't hold their shape as well. This recipe is surprisingly good and I recommend it to everyone.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Best Easy Chicken Croquettes
Serving Size: 1/3 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 3
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 139
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