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turkey or chicken croquettes

Leftover Turkey (or Chicken) Croquettes

  • Author: Sarah
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 8 1x


Often my favorite thing about Thanksgiving turkey, these croquettes are the PERFECT recipe to try with leftovers from other meals! Also works great with chicken.



  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 4 tbsp. flour
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ½ tsp. salt & pepper
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • 2 tbsp. fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 cups cooked chicken or turkey, grated fine
  • Shake & Bake coating mix or bread crumbs


  1. Melt butter in pan. Stir in flour until it makes a smooth paste. Add milk and chicken broth and cook until very thick.
  2. Add salt, pepper, onion powder and the beaten egg. Blend well and let cool a little.
  3. In a bowl, combine the grated chicken with a little salt & pepper and add the fresh parsley.
  4. Add the cream mixture to the chicken/turkey and combine well. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator until cold.
  5. Remove from refrigerator and shape into desired shape (usually round or cone shaped) using a cookie scoop as your size guide. Once shaped, dip into a beaten egg and then roll into the bread crumbs coating real well.
  6. Place in greased baking dish and bake 350º until brown.
  7. Create your own white gravy or use leftover gravy and serve with (leftover) mashed potatoes.


  • If the croquettes seem like they’re falling apart a little too much, we put them in muffin tins to help keep their shape. It just makes them more aesthetically pleasing sometimes but flavor is the same!
  • You can also fry these, but we traditionally bake them.

Keywords: leftovers