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Leftover Chicken Croquettes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 5 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups cooked and minced chicken (you may want to use a food
  • processor if you are doing a lot of them)
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a sauce pan, melt the butter over medium heat, and whisk in flower.
  2. Cook for 1 minute, whisking continuously.
  3. Add milk whisking until well combined and cook for 1-2 minutes, until thickened then remove from heat and allow to cool. In a large bowl combine the chicken and cooled sauce, mixing well. The combination should be sticky, if it doesn’t start to form clumps then add a few bread crumbs a pinch at a time.
  4. Sift together breadcrumbs, parsley and salt in a shallow dish or plate.
  5. With your hands create hockey puckshaped disks. Coat the disks with the bread crumb mixture and place in a greased baking dish.
  6. Bake for 30 or so minutes or until the croquettes begin to turn a golden brown color.