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RECIPE: Chicken Croquettes

Who doesn’t love croquettes? You can get croquettes in so many flavours, from cheese, to tuna, to salmon, corn, pumpkin, mushroom, beef and prawn. That delicious crunch on the first bite, to a soft and yummy filling. How good is that! These chicken croquettes will quickly become a crowd favourite. It’s the perfect finger food for events and great for little fingers. The trick with croquettes is to let mixture cool completely before forming it into croquettes. This way they will hold their shape when fried.

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Finger food Recipe Chicken Croquettes

Chicken Croquettes Recipe

Makes 50 Croquettes



​Plain flour


Full cream milk


​Chopped cooked chicken


​Minced onion


​Minced fresh parsley



​3 tsp



Fine breadcrumbs


​Lemon juice

​93 ml

​Olive oil

​93 ml


  1. Melt the butter in a large pan over low heat.

  2. To the butter, add flour and salt and mix well.

  3. Add in the milk and stir constantly until smooth and thickened.

  4. Add the chicken, onion, and parsley.

  5. Remove from heat and chill completely. This will help the mixture cool down fast and make it easier to shape in to rolls.

  6. Shape into 50 logs.

  7. In a large bowl, beat eggs and lemon juice lightly with a beater.

  8. Pour breadcrumbs out on a large plate or work station.

  9. Roll logs into egg mixture, then coat with crumbs.

  10. Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat.

  11. Cook the croquettes in the pan for 8 minutes or until golden brown, remembering to turn regularly.

Allergens: Milk, Eggs

Nutritional Information

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Chicken Croquettes Recipe with Nutritional Information


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