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These chicken croquettes are a great appetizer for any get together.

Croquetas de Pollo- Chicken Croquettes #SundaySupper

Prep Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Author Micha M


  • 6 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped cooked chicken
  • Breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs beaten with 2 teaspoons water
  • Oil for frying.


  1. Melt the butter in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Sprinkle flour over butter and whisk well.
  2. Cook the butter and flour mixture for two to three minutes, stirring constantly,
  3. Add the nutmeg, salt, pepper, and milk in, whisking constantly, and cook for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring constantly, until thickened.
  4. Add the chicken and cook for two minutes longer.
  5. Remove from heat and let cool for 15 minutes then transfer to a dish cover tightly and chill in the refrigerator for at least three hours or up to twenty-four hours.
  6. Heat 1/2 inch oil in a heavy pot or cast iron skillet to 350 degrees.
  7. Place about a cup of breadcrumbs in a shallow dish such as a pie plate, and place the eggs in a shallow dish as well.
  8. Using floured hands shape one inch balls of the chilled chicken and Bechamel mixture into thick logs. Dip in the eggs and coat in breadcrumbs. Place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet.
  9. Fry about six at a time in the hot oil until golden brown and hot. That takes about 5 minutes.
  10. Drain on paper toweling and serve hot.

Recipe Notes

Prep time includes making the Bechamel and chilling. Cook time is the time it takes to fry each batch.