Looking for a delicious Amish Chicken Croquettes Recipe? Here is one, but first some background.....
❓ What's In A Name?
Interesting, because this Amish Chicken Croquettes recipe comes from an Amish woman with the last name of "Beiler". There are two variations on this name spelling in Amish communities: Byler - which seems more common in Ohio - and Beiler, which seems more common in Lancaster, PA. So this is probably a classic case of someone misspelling a name upon entry into the country. That happened in my family, immigration authorities butchered a couple of our Italian family names, and those changes have stuck to this day.
Amish Chicken Croquettes
So, chicken croquettes. That sounds all fancy, but it's not. Honestly, if you've never made them before you should, the croquette was the forerunner to the McNugget, except with a croquette, you made it and know what is in it.
Recipe tester Barbara gave this a shot and here is what she had to say:
First of all, have never made these, have never tasted these! Pretty easy to make, read that you can make with leftover chicken, leftover turkey (Thanksgiving leftovers), or a combo of those and ham. Ground my cooked chicken in my food processor, added the cooled, cooked sauce, it was really thick when it cooled, and put in the fridge while making the rest of supper. These were so tasty and cooked beautifully in the olive oil. We had with mashed potatoes, cooked carrots, and a simple garlic butter white sauce with some cooked green peas.
This was a great use of chicken I had already cooked and was very tasty. Mr said he would like to have this again.
If the Mister is happy, then you know it's a hit, so give these a try!
📜 Step-By-Step Chicken Croquettes
Chicken croquettes is one of the easier Amish chicken dishes you'll find.
The breadcrumbs are an important component of this recipe. You can add additional spices like cayenne pepper, fresh parsley, onion salt, and even nutmeg to pull some additional flavors and tastes into the dish. For those of you who have an air fryer you could probably use them.
In a large bowl, whisk the egg wash and bread crumbs together, or just use a wooden spoon and stir. Add a little whole milk to the egg wash for additional richness.
Once you shape the chicken mixture, begin frying them.
Fry them in a large skillet until they are golden brown. You could fry them in chicken gravy for a nice additional touch.
There are so many ways you can enjoy the croquettes, from dipping them in mustard, or honey, or barbecue sauce. Serve with mashed potatoes or corn on the cob for your Instragram or Facebook worthy supper! This is an easy supper to make with not much prep time and overall not a lot of total time from beginning to end.
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
🙋 FAQ Chicken Croquettes
It's just a fancy term for a "nugget" or a "ball" of, in this case, chicken. But you can have turkey or beef croquettes as well.
Serve with mashed potatoes and corn on the cob in season. Croquettes tastes great with a dip like honey-mustard, barbc
🐔More Amish Chicken Recipes
Chicken is a staple in most Amish and Mennonite homes, here are some favorites!
🖨️ Full Recipe
Amish Chicken Croquettes
- 2 cups minced, cooked chicken
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 2 ½ tablespoons flour
- 1 cup milk
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ teaspoon onion or garlic powder
- 1 Tablespoon minced parsley
- ⅛-1/4 teaspoon thyme (optional)
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup dry bread crumbs
- Olive Oil to coat bottom of skillet
- Chop the pre-cooked chicken.
- Make a white sauce of the butter, flour and milk.
- Add salt, pepper and other seasonings to the white sauce.
- Cool. Combine chicken and seasoned sauce.
- Shape into eight croquettes. (About the size of large meatballs.)
- Dip in beaten eggs, then into crumbs.
- Pan-fry in olive oil at medium heat, for 3-5 minutes per side, or until brown. Set on napkins or paper towels to remove excess oil before serving.