Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Chicken Croquettes


NPR recently had a post about chicken nuggets and how you probably don't want to know what is really in those yummies.  So I didn't read the story.  Figured I had better stay in the dark.  Yep, I like those golden nuggets and I especially like dipping them!  Honey, BBQ or Ranch or all three!

But, what if you can have something just as good...

just as chicken"y"...

AND is a blast from the past!!!

Do you remember Chicken Croquettes?

My mom used to make them and I love them just as much now as I did then!

My family loves when these are on the family menu.  Check these out!

Chicken Croquettes
I make these often, especially when it is cold.  Just good comfort food!

Chicken Croquettes Insides
Chicken and onion and chive cream cheese blended together and then surrounded in a crispy, breaded crescent roll and then topped off with some chicken gravy???  Say no more!  Down home, honest to goodness cooking at it's best and it just brings me back to my mom's kitchen.  Wait til you see how easy they are to make!  But don't let on because it is a great meal for company!

Gather the following:
1 package of crescent rolls
2 cooked, shredded chicken breasts
1 container cream cheese onion and chive flavored
1 stick of butter
1 to 1 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
1 can chicken gravy

Mix your shredded, cooked chicken breasts with 1 container of onion and chive cream cheese.  Set aside.  Melt 1 stick of butter in the microwave. Unroll each crescent roll and slightly spread each one out a little.  Now set up an assembly line.  One bowl for the melted butter and one bowl for the Italian bread crumbs.  Onto each crescent roll, spoon about 4 Tbsp of the chicken mixture.  Close up the crescent roll, sealing all the edges and shaping into a square...yes, you can do it.  Then coat in the melted butter and dredge through the Italian bread crumbs.  Place on a cookie sheet.  Repeat for each crescent roll.  Place into a 375 degree oven and bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly brown for a crisp coating.  While that is baking, heat your chicken gravy.  When the croquettes are finished, serve them on a plate with chicken gravy spooned on top.

On these cold evenings...notice I said COLD...not cool around here anymore...step back into your momma's kitchen and whip up these down home, good old fashioned chicken croquettes.

Celebrate the little things that make life sweet!