Chicken n’ Cheddar Croquettes

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Chicken n’ Cheddar Croquettes
Tue, 08-04-2009 - 9:40am

Chicken n’ Cheddar Croquettes
Chicken n’ Cheddar Croquettes This southern cooking classic comes to life using leftover chicken, grated cheddar, fresh garlic, onion and parsley with a light touch of lemon. Croquettes make great appetizers, snacks or something special for lunch.


Serves: 6
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes


INGREDIENTS
750 mL (3 cups) leftover cooked chicken, finely chopped or shredded
500 mL (2 cups) dry breadcrumbs, Italian seasoned
3 eggs, lightly beaten
250 mL (1 cup) sweet white onion, finely chopped
15 mL (1 tbsp.) fresh parsley, chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
125 mL (1/2 cup) cheddar cheese, finely grated
5 mL (1 tsp.) lemon zest
2 mL (1/2 tsp.) sea salt
5 mL (1 tsp.) freshly ground pepper
Olive oil, for frying
Chicken broth (optional for moistening)

DIRECTIONS


  1. In a small skillet, sauté the chopped onion and garlic in a small amount of olive oil until soft and set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, combine chicken, breadcrumbs, cheese and 3 eggs, mixing well. Test mixture to make sure it can be formed into patties. If it seems dry, add another egg or a bit of chicken broth.

  3. Add parsley, onions, garlic, lemon zest, salt and pepper to the bowl and mix together well.

  4. Heat 30 mL (2 tbsp.) of olive oil on medium in a large skillet. Form mixture into small patties or balls and fry until golden brown. Remove and set on a paper towel to drain.

Tip: You can also bake croquettes instead of frying. Simply place them on a baking sheet and cook at 180°C (350°F) for 30 minutes.


Tip: Create your own Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs by using a combination of basil, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder and Parmesan.

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