Chicken-Spinach Croquettes

These little croquettes are wonderful with a teriyaki dipping sauce.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 1 1⁄2 lbs. ground chicken
  • 1⁄2 cup finely chopped fresh spinach
  • 3 scallions, minced
  • 1⁄4 cup minced parsley
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 1⁄2 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 1 cup dry seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 cups vegetable oil


  • 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.