Recipe: Spicy chicken croquettes (video)

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Did you know that croquettes were invented in France in the 18th century as a way to reuse leftover food? Ever heard of chicken croquettes?

Chicken croquettes taste great. But originally, croquettes were made from minced meat or fish, which were mixed with potatoes, formed into cylinders and fried.

Name croquet is said to come from the French word "croquer", which means "to crunch".

As with many culinary dishes the recipe changed over time and developed into different forms and flavors. Today, they are prepared with a variety of ingredients such as cheese, vegetables, meat, fish and other ingredients and are popular around the world as a snack or part of a meal.

We suggest that you also try the ones made with chicken meat and potatoes, pepperoni gives them spiciness. If you're not a fan of spiciness, just don't add it.

Spicy chicken croquettes

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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  • 1 onion
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 pepperoni
  • 3 tablespoons of flour
  • 100 ml of chicken broth
  • 500 g of chicken fillet
  • 1/3 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 400 g of potatoes
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley
  • 200 g of hard cheese
  • Breading ingredients:
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs


  1. Boil the chicken, then strain it and when it cools down, grate it. Then fry the finely chopped onion in the pan and after 1-2 minutes add the garlic and then the finely chopped pepperoni.
  2. Season, pepper and sprinkle with nutmeg. Stir, and when the vegetables are soft, add flour and broth.
  3. Fry and quickly stir for a few seconds. Be careful not to burn, then add the meat. Give it a quick stir, and when the ingredients are combined, remove from the stove.
  4. Boil the potatoes, then strain and grate them on a fine grater. Add butter, lemon juice and egg yolk. Add salt, grated cheese and chopped parsley and mix.
  5. Add the meat mixture to the potato mixture. Mix everything well, then form balls and place them in an oiled baking pan. Cover with transparent foil and place in the freezer for one hour.
  6. Then we span them. Flour, eggs, breadcrumbs. Fry in hot oil.

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