Crispy Chicken Croquettes

Mashed potatoes and chicken make a fantastic patty, especially when they’re breaded and pan-fried until crisp. Slideshow: Fried Foods 

Crispy Chicken Croquettes
Photo: © Con Poulos
Active Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 30 mins
2 to 3


  • 1 cup mashed potatoes

  • 1 cup chopped cooked chicken

  • 2 small shallots, minced

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped chives

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • 2 tablespoons plain dry bread crumbs, plus more for dredging

  • Canola oil, for frying


  1. In a large bowl, combine the mashed potatoes with the chicken, shallots, egg, chives, salt, pepper and the 2 tablespoons of bread crumbs; mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.

  2. Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Form the chicken mixture into six 1/2-inch-thick patties. Dredge the patties in bread crumbs and transfer them to the baking sheet. Cover and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.

  3. In a large skillet, heat 1/4 inch of oil until shimmering. Fry the croquettes over moderately high heat, turning once, until golden and hot throughout, 4 to 6 minutes total. Transfer to paper towels to drain; serve hot.

Serve With

Mixed greens

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