Chicken Croquettes (oven fried)

Contributed By: Kay Davis


5 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided
3 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 cups finely chopped cooked chicken
1 1/4 cups fine dry bread crumbs, divided
3 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley or 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


In a medium saucepan, melt 3 tablespoons of the butter or margarine over medium heat.
Add flour and cook, stirring, for 1 to 2 minutes without browning. Gradually whisk
in milk and broth; cook, stirring constantly, until smooth and thickened. Remove
from heat; let cool 5 to 10 minutes. In large bowl, combine chicken, 1 cup bread
crumbs, parsley, salt and eggs. Mix well. Pour in sauce, blend well. Cover and chill
for about 2 hours. Preheat oven to 350. Combine Parmesan cheese and remaining 1/4
cup bread crumbs in a shallow dish. Shape chicken croquettes mixture into 2 1/2-inch
balls, then roll to form oval shapes; makes about 8. Roll shaped croquettes in bread
crumb mixture. Arrange in a greased 13x9x2-inch baking dish. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and drizzle over chicken croquettes. Bake chicken croquettes 30 minutes until golden brown.

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