Rating: 5 stars
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

These came out a lot creamier than what I was after, so these chicken croquettes are more like deep-fried chicken gravy. Still, they're delicious. If you reduce the amount of butter and milk, you'll come closer to what I was after.

Recipe Summary

20 mins
2 hrs
2 hrs 45 mins
25 mins
16 servings


Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Melt butter in pan over medium heat. Add onions; cook and stir until onions begin to turn translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup flour and cook until flour loses its raw taste, 3 or 4 minutes. Add black pepper, nutmeg, and cayenne pepper; stir. Remove from heat.

  • Pour milk into butter-onion mixture to make the bechamel sauce. Whisk until incorporated. Return pan to medium-high heat and continue whisking until mixture thickens, 1 or 2 minutes; continue to cook and stir 3 or 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in salt.

  • Place chopped chicken, ham, and parsley in bowl. Add bechamel sauce and mix thoroughly. Allow mixture to cool to room temperature; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, 2 or 3 hours.

  • Heat oil in a deep fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Place 1 cup flour, beaten eggs, and bread crumbs in 3 separate shallow bowls.

  • Scoop out chilled mixture into evenly-sized portions (about the size of a golf ball) to form croquettes. Roll balls first in flour, then in beaten eggs, and then in bread crumbs.

  • Fry croquettes in batches until crispy, about 4 minutes. Drain on paper towels and transfer to rack.


We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

248 calories; protein 10.7g; carbohydrates 20.8g; fat 13.3g; cholesterol 57.8mg; sodium 334.6mg. Full Nutrition