Chicken Croquettes

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These crispy little snacks are made with shredded chicken with white sauce and seasonings.
  • PREP TIME: 15 minutes
  • COOK TIME: 45 minutes
  • SERVINGS: 6 persons
Chicken Croquettes


  • ½ kg boneless chicken
  • ½ + ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 + ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon flour (maida)
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • ½ capsicum, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 – 2 green chilies (adjust to taste)
  • 2 eggs
  • Flour, to roll croquettes
  • Bread crumbs, to roll croquettes
  • Oil, for frying


  • 1. Marinate chicken with ½ teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper and 1 tablespoon vinegar. Boil or grill till tender. Set aside to cool. Once the chicken is cool, shred by hand or pulse for a few seconds in the food processer till fine. Don’t turn it into paste.
  • 2. Melt butter in a large pan. Add garlic and saute for about 30 seconds.
  • 3. Add flour and fry for 1-2 minutes till the raw smell of flour goes. Add milk and keep whisking to ensure no lumps remain.
  • 4. Season the sauce with red chili pepper, ½ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon black pepper.
  • 5. Once the sauce is thick, add shredded chicken, capsicum and green chilis. Mix well and let cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • 6. Take the mixture off heat and let it cool. It will thicken as it cools.
  • 7. Start the croquette assembly line by putting flour in one bowl, beaten eggs in another bowl and breadcrumbs in the third bowl.
  • 8. Make small balls or logs from the chicken mixture. Coat in flour, then eggs then breadcrumbs.
  • 9. Freeze the croquettes or deep fry on medium heat till light golden.
  • 10. Serve with ketchup or preferred condiment.


Adjust the filling of these croquettes as per your liking. Remove the capsicum and green chilis if you prefer mild spices. Add finely chopped mushrooms, grated cheese or other seasonings.
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