Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Chicken Croquettes

In a hurry and need a meal fast? This recipe is for you! Buy the ingredients ahead of time (if you don’t already have them in your pantry) and keep this recipe handy for a night when you are in a rush to get dinner on the table.

My family gave this meal two thumbs up and it was the fastest meal I've ever made. Seriously, like super fast! It took me longer to wash the dishes than to cook that night!

Serve the chicken croquettes and rice with a fresh green salad (I used a ready made kit from Meijer) and you'll have your complete meal on the table in 20 minutes or less.

Chicken Croquettes
Source: Wholesome Mommy

1 large can of white meat chicken (the can that is a little larger than a can of tuna)
6 - 8 crackers (I used Ritz)
1 egg
Vegetable oil
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can of milk (use the soup can)
Salt, to taste

These patties are delicious served over rice. The chicken patties take about 20 minutes to make – from can to plate. So, you’ll want to start your rice before you start the chicken patties. Then, open your soup and dump into a saucepan with 1 can of milk. Don’t turn the saucepan on yet. Begin making your chicken patties. Having the soup ready to go on the stove will make it easy to flip the soup on so it can get hot while you are flipping the chicken patties.

On to the directions:
Drain chicken and dump into a bowl. Break up the chicken so that there aren’t any large chunks. Crush and add crackers. Add the egg. Stir. Heat oil in a large skillet. Take a small amount (a palm full) of the chicken mixture and pat it out into a patty. It mixture is too wet, add a few more crackers. Lay patty in the hot oil and continue to make more small chicken patties and add them to the oil. When all the patties are in the oil it is time to flip them one at a time. They should be golden brown. Lightly salt the patties while they are cooking. Allow the other side to brown up in the oil (it will only take a few minutes).

Drain patties on paper towels. Serve over white or brown rice with the chicken soup “gravy” over the top. DELICIOUS! This is a family favorite. Kids love it and you can have dinner on the table in 20 minutes!!!


  1. Big hit at my house! They made a great alternative to sandwiches at lunch today! Total keeper!

  2. Made these tonight and they were a hit here too! I'm not sure I've ever seen Jacob eat so fast!