Chicken-Spinach Croquettes

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These little croquettes are wonderful with a teriyaki dipping sauce.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 30 minutes

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1½ lbs. ground chicken
  • ½ cup finely chopped fresh spinach
  • 3 scallions, minced
  • ¼ cup minced parsley
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1½ cups soft bread crumbs
  • 1 cup dry seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 cups vegetable oil

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine chicken, spinach, scallions, parsley, and eggs. Mixed together with hands until all ingredients are blended.
  • Add 1 cup soft bread crumbs and combine until mixture is slightly stiff. Add more soft bread crumbs if necessary.
  • Form mixture into 30 small meatballs. Roll each lightly in dry bread crumbs.
  • Pour vegetable oil into a deep-sided frying pan. Warm oil over medium-high heat until hot, but not smoking. Fry chicken balls a few at a time, until each is golden brown. Drain on paper towels and keep warm until ready to serve.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1½ lbs. ground chicken
  • ½ cup finely chopped fresh spinach
  • 3 scallions, minced
  • ¼ cup minced parsley
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1½ cups soft bread crumbs
  • 1 cup dry seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 cups vegetable oil

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine chicken, spinach, scallions, parsley, and eggs. Mixed together with hands until all ingredients are blended.
  • Add 1 cup soft bread crumbs and combine until mixture is slightly stiff. Add more soft bread crumbs if necessary.
  • Form mixture into 30 small meatballs. Roll each lightly in dry bread crumbs.
  • Pour vegetable oil into a deep-sided frying pan. Warm oil over medium-high heat until hot, but not smoking. Fry chicken balls a few at a time, until each is golden brown. Drain on paper towels and keep warm until ready to serve.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories400
Total Fat26g
Saturated Fat3g
Cholesterol140mg
Sodium600mg
Total Carbohydrate21g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars2g
Protein22g