These chicken croquettes are such a crowd pleasing appetizer/dinner. The outside of the meatball has a crispy fried texture and the inside has ooey gooey cheese in the center. Dip them in some homemade ranch dressing and you’re solid!

 

Chicken croquettes stuffed with mozzarellaIngredients:

3 slices bacon
1 clove garlic, minced
Canola oil (for frying)
8 oz baby bella mushrooms
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp flour, divided
2 tbsp milk
2 lb. ground chicken thighs
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 eggs
1 cup plain bread crumbs
8 oz block mozzarella cheese

Instructions:

1. Cook the bacon and garlic over medium heat until the bacon is crispy.

Chicken Croquettes Stuffed with Mozzarella_-2  Chicken Croquettes Stuffed with Mozzarella_-4

2. Add the finely chopped mushrooms and sauté until cooked.

Chicken Croquettes Stuffed with Mozzarella_-5Chicken Croquettes Stuffed with Mozzarella_-6
3. Add 1 tbsp of flour to the cooked mushrooms, then add 2 tbsp of milk. Stir to combine.

Chicken Croquettes Stuffed with Mozzarella_-7Chicken Croquettes Stuffed with Mozzarella_-8Chicken Croquettes Stuffed with Mozzarella_-9

4. Combine the ground chicken, salt, and pepper with the mushrooms. Remove from heat right away.

Chicken Croquettes Stuffed with Mozzarella_-12

5. Cut the mozzarella cheese into 1 inch cubes.

Chicken croquettes stuffed with mozzarella-2

6. Scoop about 2 tbsp of the meat per croquette. Press 1 cube of cheese into the meat and form into a ball.

Chicken croquettes stuffed with mozzarella-3Chicken Croquettes Stuffed with Mozzarella_-17

7. Dip the meatball into flour, then the beaten eggs, then the bread crumbs.

Chicken Croquettes Stuffed with Mozzarella_-18Chicken Croquettes Stuffed with Mozzarella_-19Chicken Croquettes Stuffed with Mozzarella_-21

8. Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Cook each croquette until golden brown.

Chicken Croquettes Stuffed with Mozzarella_-22

 

chicken croquettes-5

Chicken Croquettes Stuffed with Mozzarella
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Serves: 21 croquettes
Ingredients
  • 3 slices bacon
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Canola oil (for frying)
  • 8 oz baby bella mushrooms
  • ¼ cup + 1 tbsp flour, divided
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 2 lb. ground chicken thighs
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 8 oz block mozzarella cheese
Instructions
  1. Cook the bacon and garlic over medium heat until the bacon is crispy.
  2. Add the finely chopped mushrooms and sauté until cooked.
  3. Add 1 tbsp of flour to the cooked mushrooms, then add 2 tbsp of milk. Stir to combine.
  4. Combine the ground chicken, salt, and pepper with the mushrooms. Remove from heat right away.
  5. Cut the mozzarella cheese into 1 inch cubes.
  6. Scoop about 2 tbsp of the meat per croquette. Press 1 cube of cheese into the meat and form into a ball.
  7. Dip the meatball into flour, then the beaten eggs, then the bread crumbs.
  8. Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Cook each croquette until golden brown.