Chicken Croquettes


  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 boneless chicken breast, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 cup fresh white bread crumbs
  • canola oil for deep frying
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  • parsley and lemon wedges for garnish
  • Melt butter in a small pan over low heat. Add the flour and and cook gently, stirring constantly for 1 minute.
  • Gradually add the milk, whisking constantly to make a smooth thick sauce. Cover with a lid and remove the pan from the heat.
  • Heat the oil in a heavy frying pan. Add the chicken and garlic and cook over a low heat, stirring frequently for 5 minutes or until the chicken is lightly browned and cooked through.
  • Turn the contents of the frying pan into a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Do not turn into a paste.
  • Stir the chicken into the sauce, mixing well.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste and leave to cool completely.
  • Shape the mixture into eight even sized sausage shapes, the dip each in egg and then bread crumbs.
  • Deep fry in hot oil for 4 minutes, until crisp and golden.
  • Drain on paper towels.
  • Serve with lemon wedges.

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