Chicken Croquettes

By May 18, 2017June 29th, 2020Chicken

Always popular, can also be served as a party starter


  • 1 cup of cooked chicken, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1½ teaspoons plain flour
  • 30 ml cream
  • ½ teaspoon gelatine powder
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • pinch Vegeta stock powder
  • salt and pepper
  • ½ tablespoon chopped parsley
  • pinch of dry mustard
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon plain flour *extra
  • 2-3 tablespoons toasted breadcrumbs
  • oil for deep frying


  • Melt butter in pan over low heat, add flour, stir while cooking for 1 minute, then remove from heat
  • Meanwhile add stock powder to the boiling water. Sprinkle the gelatine over the water and stir until dissolved.
  • Add to the flour mix and stir while adding cream to prevent lumps forming
  • Return to heat and bring to the boil. Stir until mixture thickens
  • Add parsley and spices. Season to taste and simmer for 1-2 minutes
  • Add chicken and mix through. Allow to cool. Shape mixture into croquettes and *refrigerate until firm
  • When firm, coat each croquette in the extra flour, then into egg and then into the breadcrumbs. Repeat with each croquette.
  • *Refrigerate until ready to cook
  • Cook the croquettes in hot oil till golden brown and cooked through, turning carefully to prevent croquette breaking
  • Serve with Aioli and with my  “Rainbow Salad” or “Apple and Baby Spinach Salad
  • Can be served as a party starter, just make them into smaller croquettes

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