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11.28.2011

Baked Chicken Croquettes


   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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18 comments:

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

I've been meaning to try these too! Well done for getting around to it. They look delicious and perfectly cooked..mm!

Becki's Whole Life said...

These sound delish - my kids would gobble them up! I like that you figured out a baked version.

yummychunklet said...

These look very tasty and light! Love the quick recipe. Thanks for sharing!

Mal said...

These look great, also a wonderful way to use up some of my remaining thanksgiving leftovers!

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Mandy said...

Looks divine! I love the new header, by the way. Cute!

Jennifurla said...

those look fluffy and super delish, yummy.

Aimee said...

I've never heard of this. However, it looks like it would have gone great with my leftover turkey, potatoes and stuffing. Pinning for the future...

Kim said...

These sound awesome! I've seen them before, but I'm like you and don't want to fry. Can't wait to try them!

scratch-made wife said...

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!

Shannon Thomas said...

Making these as we SPEAK! I am eating the leftover stuffing with a spoon...didn't get enough last week!
I adore your site! Thanks for posting!

Lizzy said...

Oh, this is "hubby" food! He would love your delicious croquettes! And I love that I don't have to deal with frying.

PS...love your header!!!

Ranae said...

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!

Val said...

Wow-I never knew how to make these yummy treats. Thanks for sharing this awesomeness.

carolinaheartstrings said...

I don't fry things so this is the perfect version for me (Tammie). Thanks for making and sharing with us! Make sure you come and visit Friday 12/2. We have such a wonderful giveaway from The Shabby Apple.

Bizzy B. Bakes said...

They certainly look delicious. I have a feeling, I could eat a few of these.

Alee said...

Made these tonight...big hit with hubby!!!

http://thefoodexperiment-adele.blogspot.com/ said...

So good!!!

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