My boys love “finger foods” and that includes croquettes like this! They just eat them up like there’s no tomorrow. 🙂 Since I almost always have cooked chicken in the freezer, it makes this a quick meal. 🙂
It’s a variation of these Ham Croquettes.
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1lb ground chicken (put cooked chicken pieces through the food processor)
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
3 cups dried breadcrumbs, divided
salt and pepper to taste
1/8 cup water
Oil for frying
Mix together chicken, cheese, and 1 1/2 cups of bread crumbs. Beat 3 eggs; stir into chicken mixture. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Using your hands, make golf ball-size balls out of the ham mixture, and slightly flatten them. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Spread remaining bread crumbs onto a plate. In a large bowl, beat 1 egg; stir in water. Dip croquettes into egg mixture, and roll in bread crumbs. Fry in hot oil, turning them once, until golden brown. Remove to paper towels to soak up grease.