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
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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