Chicken Croquettes

Put a delicious French recipe on the table. Chicken Croquettes are a great recipe to try with fresh or even leftover chicken and are perfect as an appetizer, a meal or for parties. Serve with prepared hollandaise sauce and let the feast begin.









  • 3 Sanderson Farms® Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Fillets
  • 6 Sanderson Farms® Thigh Fillets
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 quarts water
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced ¼" thick
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup yellow onion, diced ¼" thick
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced ¼" thick
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1½ tablespoons flour
  • 1½ cups whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon chicken base
  • 1¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped Italian parsley
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs, divided
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 hollandaise sauce mix packet, prepared

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  1. Place chicken pieces in a 6-quart stockpot. Add 2 teaspoons salt, ½ teaspoon black pepper and water.
  2. Bring to a simmer and cook 20 minutes or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.
  3. Drain chicken and chop into ¼” pieces. Place in medium bowl and mix in red bell peppers. Set aside.
  4. Melt butter in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat.
  5. Add onion and celery. Cook 5 minutes.
  6. Add garlic. Cook 1 minute.
  7. Add flour. Cook 1 minute.
  8. Add cream, chicken base, 1¼ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon black pepper and cayenne pepper. Cook 3 minutes to thicken.
  9. Add parsley and mix. Cool slightly.
  10. Add vegetable cream sauce to the chicken and red bell pepper mixture. Mix.
  11. Add ½ cup breadcrumbs. Mix and form mixture into 16 croquettes. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
  12. Spread 1½ cups breadcrumbs in a flat dish. Coat chicken croquettes with breadcrumbs.
  13. Heat ¾ cup oil in skillet over medium heat.
  14. Add croquettes and brown in two batches, turning to brown all sides, about 5 to 10 minutes. Place croquettes on paper towel lined plate.
  15. Serve with prepared hollandaise sauce.

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