Leftover Chicken Croquettes

Leftover Chicken Croquettes

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  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    45 m
Jeanne Gold
Recipe by  Jeanne Gold

“A mixture of chicken, eggs, bread crumbs, sauteed onion, parsley and light seasoning make croquettes you'll go crazy for! My grandmother used to make salmon cakes; I adapted that recipe to use leftover cooked chicken.”

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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  1. In a large bowl combine the chicken, bread crumbs, 2 eggs and onion and mix well; if mixture is too dry to form patties, mix in another lightly beaten egg. Then add parsley, salt and pepper to taste, mix well and form into small patties.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat and fry patties in oil until golden brown.

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This is a good basic recipe. Here is how I tweaked it, and they turned out wonderful! Mince all ingredients to make the patties form well. I also did not add any salt. Saute 1 large onion, 2 large crushed cloves garlic, 1 large red sweet pepper; in 2 TBL grape seed oil. Cool Mix chicken with the bread crumbs. Add the sauted veggies and include: 1TBL basil, 1Tsp cilantro, 1/3 Cup finely grated parmesean cheese, 1-2 tsp habenaro hot sauce, and 1-2 TBL worchestershire sauce. Add 3 eggs slightly beaten. Form small patties and place on cookie sheet greased with canola oil spray. Bake 12 minutes at 350 degrees. (30 minutes is way too long, will dry them out) Enjoy!



These were FANTASTIC! I read through a lot of reviews before making them and combined some of the ideas. I'll save you the time here... You definitely want to sautee the onions, it makes a big difference. Combine the sauteed onions and leftover chicken in the food processor, it will improve the texture and help the patties stay together. I used savory herb stuffing in place of the bread crumbs. I also added fresh parmesan cheese, oregano, basil, and some garlic powder. My mix was a little dry at this point so I added some chicken stock. Here is the key...Mix all of the ingredients together EXCEPT FOR THE EGG!!! TASTE IT! If it doesn't taste good at this point, it won't taste any better when you cook it:) Season it until it tastes good, then add the eggs. I baked mine on a cookie sheet at 350 until they were golden brown(about 20 minutes). Thanks for a great recipe and thank you to all of the reviewers before me for their tweaks:)



What an easy little recipe - and a great way to use up leftover chicken. I've never had croquettes before and found these a little dry (I ran out of eggs), but my husband liked them enough to take the leftovers to work for lunch. He only does this with leftovers he really, really likes. I added some additional seasonings and parmesan cheese as well. I will definitely try these again, only make sure I have enough eggs on hand first! Kudos to the reviewer who suggested using the mini chopper to process the chicken and onion. I did the same and it made working with the chicken really easy.

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Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 276 cal
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 7.8 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs
  • 24.7 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 25.4 g
  • 51%
  • Cholesterol
  • 129 mg
  • 43%
  • Sodium
  • 660 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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