This recipe makes flavorful chicken or turkey croquettes that are crisp on the outside but moist on the inside. The way to keep the croquettes moist is by adding a homemade white sauce to the chicken mixture.

prep:
25 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
2 hrs 55 mins
additional:
2 hrs
Servings:
6
Max Servings:
6
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk flour into melted butter; cook and stir until raw flour taste cooks off and a paste forms, about 1 minute. Slowly whisk milk and chicken broth into butter mixture, whisking constantly, until mixture is thick and smooth, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove sauce from heat and cool slightly, about 10 minutes.

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  • Stir chicken, 1 cup bread crumbs, eggs, onion, parsley, garlic powder, celery seed, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl; add cooled sauce to chicken mixture and stir until well-combined. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled and firm, at least 2 hours.

  • Shape chilled chicken mixture into 6 patties. Pour remaining bread crumbs into a shallow bowl and roll each chicken patty in bread crumbs to coat completely.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook patties in hot oil, turning once, until patties are cooked through and golden brown on each side, about 10 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Tip

Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

375.94 calories; 26.96 g protein; 26.5 g carbohydrates; 1.83 g dietary-fiber; 3.17 g sugars; 17.49 g fat; 7.62 g saturated-fat; 136.76 mg cholesterol; 510.39 IU vitamin-a-iu; 12.92 mg niacin-equivalents; 0.3 mg vitamin-b6; 1.7 mg vitamin-c; 58.25 mcg folate; 105.31 mg calcium; 2.94 mg iron; 36.36 mg magnesium; 276.14 mg potassium; 684.62 mg sodium; 0.14 mg thiamin; 157.38 calories-from-fat; 28 percent-of-calories-from-carbs; 42 percent-of-calories-from-fat; 29 percent-of-calories-from-protein; 18 percent-of-calories-from-sat-fat


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Eric
03/07/2015
Absolutely delicious. This is by far the best recipe for Croquettes I have ever tried and will definitely be adding this to my list of keeper recipes. Per the description I can confirm that these croquettes are crisp on the outside and moist and tender on the inside. Made these with some leftover turkey and the whole family absolutely loved them. Bye bye Turkey Tetrazini this is my new go-to recipe for leftover turkey. Thanks CookingCutie for a truly great recipe.
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Anonymous
01/05/2018
Made recipe as written. Boiled chicken in chicken broth with poultry season and buillion added for flavor and yet the finished dish was sorely lacking flavor. I ll give it one more try possibly adding poultry season and buillion to the mix before refrigerating. This just totally missed the mark as far as flavor for the chicken mixture.
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Eric
03/07/2015
Absolutely delicious. This is by far the best recipe for Croquettes I have ever tried and will definitely be adding this to my list of keeper recipes. Per the description I can confirm that these croquettes are crisp on the outside and moist and tender on the inside. Made these with some leftover turkey and the whole family absolutely loved them. Bye bye Turkey Tetrazini this is my new go-to recipe for leftover turkey. Thanks CookingCutie for a truly great recipe.
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www.sexyddc.website
06/08/2016
I used ground chicken and whole wheat bread crumbs. Also added a tspn. mustard to the mixture. Omitted the celery due to allergies. It was really yummy! Will make again soon.
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Carm Moscarello
03/21/2016
Just as described. Crispy on outside and moist on inside. Absolutely delicious.
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Patricia Pierce
02/08/2017
Our family deals with gluten and dairy issues so I made substitutions to accommodate our needs. Earth Balance Soy Free "Butter" Unsweetened Cashew Milk Gluten Free Panko Crumbs and cornstarch instead of flour. They tasted fantastic so if you're Gluten-Free Dairy-Free the recipe works just as well with substitutions. Just cut the cornstarch down to 3 Tablespoons.
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bellepepper
10/26/2016
I made half of this recipe with just a few changes. For the egg I needed I used 2 T. of beaten egg. I used seasoned bread crumbs in the patties and panko to coat the outside. I also subbed the white and green parts of green onions for the minced onions in the recipe. I thought this really needed some sort of sauce. A garlic aioli might be nice. Also adding some freshly grated parmesan to the panko I used might bump up the flavor. These were fun to try but I wasn t as impressed as I had hoped I d be.
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asappool
02/27/2017
I've made these several times. To keep from over browning in the oil I crisp them in the pan and finish cooking in the oven. Excellent!!!
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Junebug
12/22/2015
I had leftover rotisserie chicken and I was looking for something that was not a cassarole. These fit the bill perfectly. As described they were crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. I served them with Nanci Renn's "Honey Mustard Sauce" from this site. The only thing I will do differently next time is to make my patties smaller so I can turn them a little more easily.
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Beattie2b
11/17/2016
Made as described.... but gf by using ground oats instead of breadcrumbs. Set up and fried up prefectly. Even the picky 4yo loved them. BESCHEMEL is a must! Makes all the difference in the world from other recipes!
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Susan Watts
11/04/2016
I didn't make any changes. I used olive oil to fry the croquettes. Will definitely make this recipe again - and am looking forward to substituting crabmeat for the chicken. I'm thinking this would make GREAT crabcakes!
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