Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Chicken Croquettes

Prep Time: 25 min Total Time: 37 min Makes: Makes about 15

What You Need!

1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
2 cups shredded cooked chicken
1/2 cup KRAFT Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
2 cups prepared mashed potatoes 1 egg, lightly beaten
25 RITZ Crackers, crushed (about 1/2 cup)
2 cups oil

Make It!
SPRAY small skillet with cooking spray. Add onion, green pepper and crushed red pepper; cook and stir on medium-high heat 10 min. or until onion is tender. Set aside.

MIX chicken, cheese and potatoes in large bowl. Add onion mixture; mix well. Cool completely. Divide into 15 equal portions, then shape each portion into 3-inch sausage-shaped croquette. Dip croquettes in egg, then in cracker crumbs, turning to evenly coat both sides.

POUR oil into large saucepan. Heat to 375°F. Add croquettes, in batches; cook 3 min. on each side or until golden brown on both sides. Remove croquettes from pan; drain on paper towels. Serve warm.

Kraft Kitchens TipsCooking Know-How
Using cold, leftover mashed potatoes makes it easier to shape the croquettes.

Fun IdeaTo serve as appetizers,
prepare as directed except shape the meat mixture into smaller croquette shapes before frying.

Nutrition Information
Calories 380
Total fat 20 g
Saturated fat 5 g
Cholesterol 105 mg
Sodium 530 mg
Carbohydrate 27 g
Dietary fiber 2 g
Sugars 2 g Protein 23 g
Vitamin A 6 %DV
Vitamin C 10 %DV
Calcium 15 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

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