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Gluten Free Chicken Croquettes

January 6, 2015
This recipe is an adaptation for Alton Brown’s recipe for Tuna Croquettes.  I wound up trying it with canned chicken and it has become, essentially, the grown up chicken nugget of our household.  It’s a great, tasty solution to “what’s for dinner?” when you didn’t have a chance to thaw anything.

Ingredients:

  • 1 12 oz. can of shredded chicken, drained
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp fresh scallions (just the green parts) minced
  • 1/2 cup + more for breading GF panko breadcrumbs (The cheat easy version I use for this is to blitz a box of Corn Chex and a box of Rice Chex in the blender…it’s a great, crunchy breading and cheaper than the specialized GF breadcrumbs)
  • neutral oil to fry in (I use sunflower)
Directions:
  1. Drain and fluff your chicken (just break up the chunks as they come out of the can).
  2. Add your eggs, mustard, lemon juice, salt, scallions, and the 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs.  Stir well to combine.
  3. Set up a tray or plate with a sheet of parchment paper.
  4. Scoop up the mixture and form into patties (approximately 2 inches across) and set aside on the parchment paper to hang out for about fifteen minutes.  The excess moisture will drain off and/or be absorbed by the breadcrumbs mixed in, creating COHESION.
  5. Add more breadcrumbs to a pie plate.
  6. One at a time, coat the croquettes in breadcrumbs.  This makes about 8 croquettes.
  7. Preheat your oil to medium heat.  You don’t need a lot, just enough to cover the bottom of your skillet.
  8. Cook croquettes approximately 4-5 minutes a side, or until golden brown.
  9. Drain on paper towels before serving.
3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 6, 2015 1:40 pm

    This looks fantastic. In fact I was wondering what to do with lump crab meat this evening. I think I’ll adapt this with a bit of roasted sweet peppers a onion and follow the rest of your recipe. Love inspiration!

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