These chicken croquettes need to chill for at least 2 hours before cooking.
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
- 5 tablespoons butter, divided
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 2 cups finely chopped cooked chicken
- 1 1/4 cups fine dry bread crumbs, divided
- 3 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley or 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
In a medium saucepan, melt 3 tablespoons of the butter over medium heat. Add flour and cook, stirring, for 1 to 2 minutes without browning. Gradually whisk in milk and broth; cook, stirring constantly, until smooth and thickened. Remove from heat; let cool 5 to 10 minutes.
In large bowl, combine chicken, 1 cup bread crumbs, parsley, salt and eggs.
Mix well. Pour in sauce, blend well. Cover and chill for about 2 hours. Preheat oven to 350°.
Combine Parmesan cheese and remaining 1/4 cup bread crumbs in a shallow dish. Shape chicken croquettes mixture into 2 1/2-inch balls, then roll to form oval shapes; makes about 8.
Roll shaped croquettes in bread crumb mixture. Arrange in a greased 13x9x2-inch baking dish. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and drizzle over chicken croquettes. Bake chicken croquettes 30 minutes until golden brown.
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