Pan-Fried Chicken Parmesan Croquettes

6 Feb
Pan-Fried Chicken Parmesan Croquettes

Pan-Fried Chicken Parmesan Croquettes

Finding creative ways to use leftover deli rotisserie chicken (or even home-roasted for that matter) can sometimes be a challenge. I was pretty stoked when this recipe for chicken croquettes showed up in my WP reader board for a unique and delicious way to use up some leftover cooked chicken. (Thank you Fabulous Fare Sisters for making my day!)

My local grocery just started offering rotisserie chicken breasts pieces for sale instead of the whole chicken. OMG what??? I am not a huge fan of dark meat (although I know it is juicier, but I let hubby always take care of that part of the chicken.) But wow, it was so nice to get some deli-roasted chicken *knowing* all the leftovers would be used up before freezing it and turning it into chicken stock. Yes, that is a nice feeling indeed…

These tasty croquettes were not that hard at all to make, and delivered on taste and were not dry at all. We were all very impressed! The adapted recipe version I am giving you made 5 croquettes, so now I have two in the freezer for an easy future meal for just the hubs and I when daughter isn’t home for dinner. Hooray!

Pan-Fried Chicken Parmesan Croquettes
Adapted from Chicken Parmesan Croquettes at Fabulous Fare Sisters

2 1/2 to 3 cups finely chopped cooked chicken (I used my Ninja food processor)
1 large egg
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs (homemade are good!)
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup chicken stock or broth (low sodium or homemade)
Ground pepper and salt or Mrs. Dash seasoning, to taste
1 tablespoon dried oregano (from our garden!)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup marinara sauce, heated through
Shredded Mozzarella cheese for topping the croquettes
Dried or fresh basil, for garnish

Cooked Chicken in Ninja Processor

Cooked Chicken in Ninja Processor

Finely chop/mince the cooked chicken, either with a knife or in a food processor.

In a large mixing bowl, add the first 8 ingredients and combine together using your hands until blended well.

Croquette Ingredients

Croquette Ingredients

Form mixture into patty size of choice β€” we ended up with 5.Β  Add oil to skillet over medium heat, then cook on each side until golden, about 3 minutes each side (remember the chicken is already cooked).Β  Add more breadcrumbs on top (if you have more) when you flip over for extra flavor.

Frying the Croquettes

Frying the Croquettes

Preheat broiler in oven or toaster oven.

Croquettes Ready for Broiling

Croquettes Ready for Broiling

Top each croquette with a couple of tablespoons of heated marinara sauce of choice, then Mozzarella, and broil until cheese is bubbly, about 5 minutes.

Broiled Croquettes

Broiled Croquettes

Garnish with dried or fresh chopped basil. We served this over cooked pasta, but you can serve with any grain or pasta and a salad.

Pan-Fried Chicken Parmesan Croquettes

Pan-Fried Chicken Parmesan Croquettes

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85 Responses to “Pan-Fried Chicken Parmesan Croquettes”

  1. lynne hoareau February 6, 2016 at 10:03 am #

    Oh yum…I like the sound of these πŸ™‚

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  2. teagan geneviene February 6, 2016 at 10:07 am #

    You have another winner, Kathryn. Chicken parmesan is one of my favorite dishes and I really like this take on it. Yum!!! Mega hugs.

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    • anotherfoodieblogger February 6, 2016 at 10:14 am #

      Thanks Teagan! You are always way ahead of me on your posts. I’ll be navigating to yours here shortly. Huge hugs back!

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      • teagan geneviene February 6, 2016 at 10:21 am #

        LOL, I have the advantage of an earlier time zone. πŸ˜€
        I really do enjoy your blog though, Kathryn. You’re one of the very few chef bloggers who consistently makes things I might try myself.
        Since I don’t cook for a family, I don’t get joy from making time consuming and complicated meals — but that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy good food and want to try new things. More hugs! πŸ™‚

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      • anotherfoodieblogger February 6, 2016 at 10:22 am #

        You are such a sweetheart! ❀

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  3. Lisa Cook February 6, 2016 at 10:11 am #

    Kathryn, I really enjoy your blog. Well done!

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  4. Adam J. Holland February 6, 2016 at 10:34 am #

    Damn straight! I this divine little creation would also be outstanding between two slices of garlic bread.

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  5. Cheryl "Cheffie Cooks" Wiser February 6, 2016 at 10:38 am #

    Great recipe, only I’d have to bake not fry (since I do not fry foods) but I like the idea very much. Winner-Winner-chicken dinner! oxoxoxox CCC

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  6. Lynz Real Cooking February 6, 2016 at 10:48 am #

    yumm these sound so good!

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  7. Linda February 6, 2016 at 12:52 pm #

    Looks wonderful! Kathryn! Heidi will be so pleased that you adapted from her recipe! Thanks for the shout-out! Have a great weekend… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    Linda~
    FabulousFareSisters.com

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  8. Janeen February 6, 2016 at 1:51 pm #

    Looks great! I must try this one soon… I’ll keep you posted on my results. Thx, KR

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  9. ravenhawks magazine February 6, 2016 at 2:44 pm #

    Reblogged this on ravenhawks' magazine and commented:
    These look amazing…

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  10. Jodi February 6, 2016 at 3:54 pm #

    Yum!!

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  11. Karina Pinella February 6, 2016 at 4:20 pm #

    What a great idea to use a food processor to chop the chicken. I never thought of that option. It’s either buy ground chicken or chop up the chicken yourself. Probably because I don’t feel like dismantling and washing the various pieces of the food processor (I keep wanting to write word processor for some reason).

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    • anotherfoodieblogger February 6, 2016 at 6:23 pm #

      Chuckling about the word processor thing. πŸ˜€ Yes, the Ninja processor is a handy little device and is only about $20. Plus it’s dishwasher safe (ONLY if you place it on the top rack away from the heating element.)

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  12. White House Red Door February 6, 2016 at 5:27 pm #

    Awesome idea for rotisserie or leftover chicken! I’ve never made croquettes, but will have to give them a go. Thanks!!

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    • anotherfoodieblogger February 6, 2016 at 6:25 pm #

      Thank you so much, you should give it a go for sure! I’ve always angsted on what to do with leftover chicken besides chicken salad or the same old casserole, so I’m happy to have something else. πŸ™‚

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  13. PantryPortfolio February 6, 2016 at 6:54 pm #

    These look delicious and what a wise way to use leftovers! Could even be good with a finely diced jalapeno?! Going to try these for sure, –Deb

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    • anotherfoodieblogger February 6, 2016 at 7:29 pm #

      Oh my gosh, adding a jalapeno would be interesting! Maybe making a taco out of it or something with salsa instead of marinara? Hmmmm. Love this idea!

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  14. Freda @ Aromatic essence February 6, 2016 at 7:10 pm #

    These look divine! Coincidentally I made chicken croquettes too, will put them on the blog in a couple of days πŸ™‚

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  15. Cooking For The Time Challenged February 6, 2016 at 8:03 pm #

    What a great idea!

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  16. Love Served Daily February 6, 2016 at 8:57 pm #

    Fabulous. Definitely trying this

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  17. goatsandgreens February 7, 2016 at 7:03 am #

    That looks yummers, although I think I’ll be with your husband and using the dark meat… The Ninja processor looks great — when I move later this year into a real-sized kitchen, I’m going to need some appliances. Something to keep in mind.

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    • anotherfoodieblogger February 7, 2016 at 9:49 am #

      It is a handy little device, not a full-sized processor and perfect for small jobs. Ninja Express Chop, sold at Target. And no, I am not paid by them to endorse them. πŸ™‚ We made an quick cole slaw with it last night.

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  18. Smiling Notes February 7, 2016 at 8:25 am #

    I am already full after having breakfast but your pics had me drooling! This recipe sounds too good… I’m definitely gonna try it! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

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  19. FrugalHausfrau February 7, 2016 at 10:46 am #

    These look marvelous! I love croquettes but I don’t think I’ve ever done chicken, but what really takes it over the top is the sauce and cheese!!

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  20. Sadie's Nest February 7, 2016 at 1:46 pm #

    Yummmm! That sounds so good! πŸ™‚

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  21. cookingwithauntjuju.com February 8, 2016 at 5:47 am #

    Great idea and recipe – missed this one from Linda… πŸ™‚

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  22. Michelle Williams February 8, 2016 at 8:59 am #

    I love croquettes. You have taken them to another level. YUM!

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  23. ChgoJohn February 8, 2016 at 7:05 pm #

    I thought the idea of using croquettes to make parmigiana was a really good one. So much easier to prepare than either whole thighs or breasts . Then I saw that leftovers were used and I’m even more impressed. I would never have thought to use leftovers in this way — but I will now. When I roast a chicken, there’s a lot of meat left for one person. I can easily make this with leftovers for one night, if not two. Thanks for the great idea!

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    • anotherfoodieblogger February 8, 2016 at 7:19 pm #

      You bet John! It’s certainly opened up a new world for me on that end, we always have too much chicken left, even for three people. πŸ™‚

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  24. Gerlinde@Sunnycovechef February 8, 2016 at 9:50 pm #

    What a great idea, this looks delicious!

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    • anotherfoodieblogger February 8, 2016 at 10:17 pm #

      Thank you so much Gerlinde, it’s nice to have another recipe in the repertoire for leftover chicken that the entire family would eat. πŸ™‚

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  25. Summer Daisy February 9, 2016 at 6:57 am #

    Looks really good! Nice recipe β™₯

    summerdaisy.net

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  26. Lana-Once Upon a Spice February 9, 2016 at 10:24 am #

    What a fabulous way to prepare chicken parm, Kathryn! Who knew?? Love it!!

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  27. D. Wallace Peach February 9, 2016 at 6:00 pm #

    Looks delicious, Kathryn, and not too hard to make πŸ™‚ I love chicken croquettes and have never tried to make them.

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    • anotherfoodieblogger February 9, 2016 at 6:55 pm #

      Thank you Diana! I loved the simplicity of it and it’s great use for leftover chicken. Waste not want not! πŸ™‚

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  28. New Journey February 9, 2016 at 6:02 pm #

    Yum….what a great idea…tahnks…kat

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  29. bradthegourmand February 11, 2016 at 8:22 am #

    Nice twist on a rotisserie chicken!

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  30. krissifitness February 21, 2016 at 3:31 pm #

    That looks amazingly delicious!! *_*

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  31. Kouzounas Kitchen February 24, 2016 at 10:02 pm #

    This sounds amazing. Well done on this recipe!

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    • anotherfoodieblogger February 24, 2016 at 10:04 pm #

      Thank you so much, indeed! We absolutely enjoyed this easy dinner. πŸ™‚

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      • Kouzounas Kitchen February 24, 2016 at 10:04 pm #

        I am sure. Sorry it took me a long time to go through your recipes. You have great content! πŸ™‚

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      • anotherfoodieblogger February 24, 2016 at 10:34 pm #

        Thank you so much, I appreciate it a lot. It’s hard to keep up, I know that for sure. Keep up the good work with your store and website, it’s lovely!

        Liked by 1 person

      • Kouzounas Kitchen February 26, 2016 at 9:39 pm #

        Of course! We must support one another. Thank you for your wonderful support. My latest cookbook will be out on Amazon shortly. That’s the exciting news. Happy weekend to you!

        Liked by 1 person

      • anotherfoodieblogger February 26, 2016 at 9:50 pm #

        Wow how exciting for you! I’ll have to keep an eye out for it!

        Liked by 1 person

      • Kouzounas Kitchen February 29, 2016 at 12:05 pm #

        Thank you!!

        Liked by 1 person

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