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PA Dutch chicken croquettes

Pennsylvania Dutch Chicken Croquettes Recipe

Chicken croquettes are made with cooked chopped chicken that is mixed with a thick creamy sauce and rolled into balls. Dip the balls into egg and crumbs and deep fat fry. They are very delicious served with mashed potatoes and gravy!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Amish
Servings 9 servings
Calories 232 kcal


  • 2 c. cooked chicken, ground leftover chicken works great
  • 2 Tbs. butter
  • 2 Tbs. flour
  • 1 c. half and half you can substitute with regular milk
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. minced onion flakes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 - 1 c. panko or regular bread crumbs


  • To make the sauce, melt the butter and stir in the flour. Slowly pour in the half and half, whisking as you are pouring.
  • Cook, and stir constantly until a smooth paste is formed. Remove from the heat and add the seasonings. Cool.
  • Mix the chopped chicken with the creamy sauce. Form into 9 - 12 balls and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  • Dip the balls into beaten eggs, then roll into bread crumbs.
  • Deep fat fry several croquettes at a time, with your oil between 325° and 350°, for several minutes until they are golden brown.
  • Remove the croquettes with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  • Croquettes are delicious served with chicken gravy and mashed potatoes.


If you are in a hurry to make the croquettes, you do not have to chill the sauce or the croquettes. You can mix, dip, and fry them right away. They are just messier to work with when they are warm.
If you prefer, you can pan-fry your croquettes instead of deep-frying them.


Serving: 1large croquetteSodium: 392mgCalcium: 53mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 169IUSugar: 2gFiber: 1gPotassium: 203mgCholesterol: 92mgCalories: 232kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 4gFat: 8gProtein: 21gCarbohydrates: 17gIron: 2mg
Keyword Creamy chicken croquettes, Pennsylvania Dutch chicken croquettes
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