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Chicken Croquettes with Ricotta and Thyme

These delicious Chicken Croquettes are made with ricotta cheese, lemon and thyme ww.insidetherustickitchen.com

 These delicious Chicken Croquettes are made with ricotta cheese, lemon and thyme making them lovely and light on the inside and nice and crispy on the outside.

 These delicious Chicken Croquettes are made with ricotta cheese, lemon and thyme www.insidetherustickitchen.com
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I was craving a nice roast chicken dinner the other night and I have to say I was kinda laughing at myself bringing this big roast chicken out the oven accompanied by roast potatoes, honeyed carrots and luscious gravy because I’m still on my lonesome!

Yes I made a big roast dinner for just for me, ha!

SO as you can imagine I had a lot of left over chicken that needed to be used up and what better way to do that than make these delicious chicken croquettes with ricotta and thyme.

 These delicious Chicken Croquettes are made with ricotta cheese, lemon and thyme www.insidetherustickitchen.com

This is probably my favourite way of using up left over chicken, the croquettes make a perfect snack, side and are even absolutely delicious in a salad. I love making a salad with fresh tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and a couple croquettes on top, just delicious!

Unlike the well known potato croquettes there is no potato in these at all only good quality ricotta cheese, leftover roast chicken, lemon zest, onion, thyme and a little flour, it couldn’t be simpler. That’s what I love about Italian cooking there’s always very few ingredients, all good quality that give maximum flavour.

 These delicious Chicken Croquettes are made with ricotta cheese, lemon and thyme www.insidetherustickitchen.com

I happily munched on these for the next couple of days it certainly helped distract me from missing Nathan so much (it’s been almost 2 weeks!) but I’m SO excited he’s coming home tomorrow! Woohoo!!

I’ve also been so good since he’s been away, I’ve had zero vino so a glass of bubbly prosecco will go down very nicely this Saturday evening.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend, let me know what you’ll be getting up to in the comments below!

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Chicken Croquettes with ricotta and thyme
Prep Time
50 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
1 hrs
 
These delicious Chicken Croquettes are made with ricotta cheese, lemon and thyme making them lovely and light on the inside and nice and crispy on the outside.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 401 kcal
Author: Emily Kemp
Ingredients
  • 8.8 oz (250g) shredded roast chicken
  • 1/2 white onion finely chopped
  • 8.5 oz (250g) ricotta cheese
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme
  • Zest 1/2 lemon
  • 2 heaped tbsp flour plus extra if necessary
  • 5.5 oz (150g) breadcrumbs
  • 1 free range egg
  • 1 tbsp parmesan grated
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil for frying
Instructions
  1. Add the chopped onion to a pan with 1 tsp of olive oil and sauté until soft but not browned. set aside to cool.

  2. Finely chop the chicken and add to a bowl with the ricotta, thyme, onion and lemon zest. Mix to combine and season with salt and pepper. If the mixture is very sticky add half a tbsp of flour at a time until you have a thicker consistency (normally no more than 2 tbsp is needed).

  3. Add the breadcrumbs to a plate and add the parmesan and a pinch of salt and pepper, mix through. Add the egg to a bowl and whisk and add 2 heaped tbsp to another plate.

  4. Using a tablespoon of ricotta and chicken at a time, shape the croquettes. Roll them in flour then dip in the egg and roll in the breadcrumbs. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes or until needed.
  5. Put an inch of olive oil in a frying pan and fry the croquettes until golden on each side, drain on kitchen paper and serve.

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11 Comments

  • Reply
    Nathan
    August 29, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    I loved these so much, such a different way to use leftover chicken.

  • Reply
    Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes
    February 24, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    I love croquettes. My mom used to make them with left-over leg of lamb. I’ve never tried making them with chicken and ricotta though. That sounds seriously delicious. Have fun when Nathan returns!

  • Reply
    Brandi Crawford
    February 24, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    I love the added ricotta cheese and thyme. This sounds and looks perfect!

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    [email protected]
    February 24, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    These croquettes sound perfect for a relaxing weekend with a glass of bubbly 🙂

  • Reply
    Erren
    February 24, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    I’m a huge fan of this recipe, I adore these!

  • Reply
    Jasmin
    February 24, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    Oh yum! What a great way to use up leftover chicken. This looks so delicious and fresh, I’ll definitely give it a go next time my family makes a roast.

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