Chicken croquette are small cakes made of chicken and other ingredients and seasonings. They are rolled into croquettes shapes, breaded and fried. So, they are often served with gravy or dipping sauce.

They are popular all over the world, with different areas having slightly different recipes. You can find them in Asia, India, Japan, South Korea, and Indonesia. The preparation method is always the same, but the recipe ingredients can vary slightly.

Tips For Making Croquettes

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While many people can make croquettes without any problems, they can be tricky to master at first. If you do not get the filling right, the croquettes will not shape or form properly and will fall apart when frying. Here are some tips to help you master croquette making.

Chill Them

When you make the croquettes, you need to give them a chance to set up. Put them in the refrigerator overnight. You can even freeze them for a short time. This allows all the ingredients to blend and will make them firm for the breading process.

Don’t Make Them Too Big

It can be tempting to make giant croquettes, but this could cause problems when it comes time to cook them. You want all the ingredients to cook inside together, and if they are too big, the outside will burn before the inside gets hot. Making them too big can also cause them to fall apart when you bread or fry them. Make them about the side of a golf ball for the best results.

The Right Ingredients

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You should follow the recipe you are using unless the croquettes seem to be falling apart or don’t want to stick together. If this happens, you may need to add more eggs or dry ingredients to help the croquettes keep their shape.

Breadcrumbs and crackers can help hold them together. You may also add a condiment such as mayonnaise. Try not to stray too far from the recipe, and change the measurements if necessary to get the croquettes to the right consistency and to ensure they don’t fall apart.

Chicken Croquettes Recipes

If you are ready to try some chicken croquettes, start with these recipes. They contain few ingredients, and the steps are easy to follow. The croquettes are easy to make and come out perfectly. They can be served for lunch, dinner, or a quick snack. Many of these recipes also include gravy or dipping sauces to serve alongside the croquettes.

You can always tweak them to meet your needs. Try one or all of them to decide when the one you like best. They are sure to please kids and adults alike, and you may find yourself making them regularly to please your hungry family. Once you have mastered these recipes, try some of your own and make the croquettes however you prefer.

Chicken Croquettes

This easy recipe is a basic croquette recipe that can be whipped up in just a few minutes. These croquettes are perfect for snacking or dinner. They are also great to take to potlucks and backyard parties.


  • Roasted chicken, shredded
  • condensed cream of chicken soup
  • Milk
  • Stuffing mix
  • Egg
  • Onion celery
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Cooking oil


  1. Mix the chicken, stuffing mix, soup, onion, celery, and egg. Chill overnight.
  2. Mold the mixture into the traditional croquette shape.
  3. Roll the croquettes in the breadcrumbs.
  4. In a frying pan or deep fryer, heat some oil and add the croquettes.
  5. Fry them until golden brown.
  6. Mix the soup and milk in a saucepan and serve over the croquettes.

Easy Chicken Croquettes with Brown Gravy

If you love chicken croquettes, you will enjoy this recipe. It’s the traditional croquette recipe but with a tasty gravy topping. It will make the croquettes melt in your mouth. Serve alongside mashed potatoes for a delicious meal the whole family will enjoy.


  • Shredded chicken
  • Cream of chicken soup
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Egg Gravy Mix


  1. Prepare the chicken patties by mixing the chicken, soup, and egg. Chill for several hours.
  2. Form into croquettes.
  3. Dip in breadcrumbs.
  4. Fry the croquettes until golden brown.
  5. In a separate pan, prepare the gravy mix as directed by the package
  6. Pour the gravy over the croquettes and serve.

Ham and Chicken Croquettes

The ham is this recipe that these croquettes to the next level. The flavors are similar to chicken cordon bleu, but the croquettes are easier to eat. These can be addicting though, so make sure you make enough to keep everyone happy.


  • Chicken breast
  • Vegetable oil
  • Cooked Ham
  • Onion
  • Clarified butter
  • Pastry Flour
  • Milk
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Nutmeg
  • Butter
  • Egg
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Olive oil


  1. Wash the chicken and pat it dry.
  2. In a skillet, warm up the oil.
  3. Fry the chicken until golden brown on both sides.
  4. Chop up the ham and chicken into small pieces.
  5. Sauté the onion and add the ham and chicken to the skillet.
  6. Use the milk to deglaze the pan and stir until the ingredients become firm.
  7. Add seasoning and butter.
  8. In a bowl, beat the eggs.
  9. Fill a plate with breadcrumbs
  10. Roll the chicken mixture into croquettes
  11. Dip the croquettes in the eggs and then in breadcrumbs.
  12. Fry the croquettes in the pan until golden brown.
  13. Serve with your favorite sauce or gravy.

Brazilian Chicken Croquettes

If you want to try a little Brazilian flavor, give this recipe a whirl. It puts a unique touch on the classic chicken croquette recipe. It’s a simple recipe, and it’s full of flavor.


  • Chicken breasts
  • Chicken broth
  • Carrot
  • Onions
  • Bay leaves
  • Butter
  • Garlic
  • Lime
  • Cream cheese
  • Flour
  • Egg
  • Bread crumbs  
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. Soak the chicken in chicken broth.
  2. Add the carrot, onion, and bay leaves.
  3. Transfer to a pot and simmer until the chicken is cooked and no longer pink.
  4. Strain the broth and save it.
  5. Shred the chicken.
  6. Chop the vegetables into small pieces.
  7. Add the vegetables to the chicken.
  8. Add butter and garlic.
  9. Stir often while simmering.
  10. In a separate pot, bring the chicken broth to a boil and stir flour.
  11. Add the chicken mixture and create dough.
  12. Chill the dough for several hours.
  13. Shape the mixture into croquettes.
  14. Dip them in eggs and breadcrumbs.
  15. Fry until golden brown.

Chicken and Sweet Potato Croquettes

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These croquettes combine chicken and sweet potatoes to make a tasty dish that’s almost irresistible. The flavors work well together, and the sweet potatoes help hold the croquettes together while adding a touch of sweetness.


  • Mashed potatoes
  • Shredded chicken
  • Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Onion
  • Flour
  • Bread crumbs
  • Vegetable oil
  • Chicken stock
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. In a bowl, mix the egg and sweet potatoes.
  2. Add the shredded chicken, cheese and onion to the bowl.
  3. Roll the mixture into balls and refrigerate for several hours.
  4. Flour the balls of dough, dip in eggs and then cover in breadcrumbs.
  5. Heat up some oil in a skillet and fry the croquettes.
  6. Stir flour into the remaining chicken stock to make gravy.
  7. Serve the croquettes with the gravy.

Asian Style Chicken Croquettes

These Asian style chicken croquettes bring some new flavors to a classic dish.  These finger foods are fun to eat, and they are perfect for dinner parties or a meal at home with the family.


  • Rotisserie chicken
  • Water chestnuts
  • Bamboo shoots
  • Celery
  • Green onions
  • Mayonnaise
  • Miracle Whip
  • Ginger
  • Sesame oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Rice vinegar
  • Quick-cooking oats
  • Panko breadcrumbs
  • Egg


  1. Chop up the vegetables into small chicken.
  2. Mix the vegetables with the shredded chicken.
  3. Combine with all the other ingredients besides the panko.
  4. Shape the mixture into croquettes.
  5. Place the croquettes on a baking sheet, and bake at 400 degrees until golden brown.

Chicken Croquettes and Béarnaise

These croquettes are filled with a béarnaise sauce that makes them extra rich and decadent. They are sure to please every palate and are perfect for serving for dinner. Your family will request this meal over and over again.


  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Chicken stock
  • Green apple
  • Onion
  • Egg
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cornstarch
  • Skim milk
  • Panko breadcrumbs
  • Paprika
  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Skim milk
  • Tarragon
  • Pepper
  • Salt


  1. Boil the chicken in the chicken stock until it is tender and soft.
  2. Strain the broth and set the chicken aside.
  3. Shred the chicken
  4. Sauté the apple and onion in a skillet with butter.
  5. Add the chicken, egg, and pepper to the skillet with the apple and onion.
  6. In a separate bowl, mix the cornstarch, milk and chicken broth.
  7. Cook until the sauce comes to a boil then remove from heat.
  8. Stir the sauce into the chicken and mold it into croquettes.
  9. Roll in the panko and paprika and put them on a prepared baking sheet.
  10. Bake at 375 degrees until golden brown.

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Chicken Croquette FAQs

Where Did Croquettes Originate?

Croquettes originated in France in 1898. A French culinary artist, Auguste Escoffier, was the one that created these delicious balls of goodness. He was the one that turned croquettes into the modern dish we know and love today. 

What Can You Serve With Chicken Croquettes?

There are endless side dishes you can serve with chicken croquettes for the best taste. These include béchamel sauce, spinach dip, crab cakes, green bean salad, baked beans, sweet potato fries, roasted vegetables, and much more. 

How Do I Reheat Chicken Croquettes?

Remove the chicken croquettes from the freezer and thaw them in the fridge overnight. After that, you can fry them when you want to serve them. You can also fry the croquettes beforehand and then reheat them for ten to fifteen minutes in the oven at 325 degrees. 

Why Are My Croquettes Falling Apart?

Your croquettes can fall apart if you leave them in the fryer for too long. That is because the filling will get hot, expand, and disintegrate. We recommend that you fry the croquettes for three or four minutes to ensure they are cooked thoroughly. 

At What Temperature Should I Fry Chicken Croquettes?

The ideal temperature to fry chicken croquettes varies between 325 and 350 degrees Fahrenheit. If you want the best results, you must not let the temperature go more than that. If you are using a stovetop, you can monitor the temperature with a thermometer. 

How Long Will Croquettes Last In The Fridge?

After cooking the croquettes, you might want to keep the leftovers in the refrigerator to consume later. Such croquettes will only last three days in the fridge. After that, it is best to throw them away as the meat and other ingredients can spoil. 

What Goes Best With Potato Croquettes?

Grilled halloumi is one of the best side dishes with potato croquettes. You can cut them into slices, grill them, and then serve them with croquettes. Fresh lemon juice will also taste best with this dish. 

How Do You Store Uncooked Croquettes?

After making croquettes, you might want to store some for later consumption. You can freeze the croquettes in a container or a bag. When you want to cook them, we recommend that you thaw them properly for the best results. 

How Can I Thicken The Chicken Croquette?

If you think the croquette mixture is too thin or wet, you can always mix more bread crumbs or some flour into the mixture. Besides that, you can also coat your hands with flour before you give them a thick shape. 

Can I Fry Chicken Croquettes In An Air Fryer?

Yes, you can fry the chicken croquettes in an air fryer and work in batches. You can place them on a greased tray in the air fryer with some cooking spray. Be sure to cook one side for four to five minutes and then flip to cook the other side.


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  1. It says to stick to the recipe to ensure the consistency is right and they don’t fall apart but there are no measurements listed anywhere???

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