Sunday, May 29, 2011

Garlic Chicken and Mushroom Croquettes

I got this idea from the menu of a tapas restaurant - a few menus actually. All the tapas places seem to offer some type of croquettes (or croquettas, as my hubby likes to call them) and after reading through a few recipes online, I modified this one to fit the ingredients I had on hand. Very versatile - I know I'll be putting this recipe to good use in the future.

1/2 medium onion, finely chopped ($.05)
2 T. butter ($.05)
1-2 cloves garlic, minced ($.10)
1/4 tsp. rosemary ($.05)
1/8 tsp. oregano ($.05)
stems from 8 oz. mushrooms, chopped fine ($.15)
1 1/2 C. cooked chicken, finely chopped ($.35)
1/4 C. milk ($.15)
3-4 T. flour ($.05)
1 egg ($.10)
3/4 C. breadcrumbs ($.15)
1/8 C. parmesan ($.25)
1 T. parsley ($.05)
1 tsp. basil ($.05)
1 tsp. garlic powder ($.05)
2 C. vegetable oil ($.75)

In a medium skillet, add butter and melt over a low heat. Add onion, mushrooms, rosemary, and oregano, season lightly with salt and pepper and cook until tender (6-8 minutes). Add garlic and chicken, cooking until heated through. Add in milk, cook 3-4 minutes, stirring in flour by T. until mixture has thickened. Remove mixture from pan and cool completely. (If you are in a hurry, place mxiture in bowl and refrigerate 15 minutes.)

Whisk one egg in a separate bowl.

Combine breadcrumbs, parmesan, and remaining spices in a dry, shallow bowl.

Heat oil in a small fry pan to 350F.

Form chicken mixture into 1-2 T. sized nuggets - shaped into small cylinders, dip in egg wash, then roll in breadcrumbs to coat well.

Add chicken croquettes to oil and cook until golden brown on each side (about 3 minutes per side). Drain and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

Yield = 16-18 (approximately 4 servings)
Cost: $2.40
Cost per serving: $.60


  1. Also, mmm! We ♥ croquettes!

  2. And they are ridiculously easy to make!