I love to make a nice plump roasted chicken on a Sunday for dinner then I can have leftovers for another meal during the week. This past week I made a roasted chicken by just stuffing the cavity with a quartered lemon and a handful of rosemary from the garden, oh so flavorful. There was still plenty of chicken leftover for another meal so all I had to do was decide which recipe to make. I use this croquette recipe in several ways, it’s super easy for a weeknight dinner after a long workday. You can easily swap out the chicken for cooked salmon, tuna, ham, turkey or anything you like really, just adjust the portions of meat to stuffing to your liking.
Easy Weeknight Chicken Croquettes
- 1 Box of Stove Top Stuffing (6 0z box)
- Leftover roast chicken shredded approximately 3-4 cups, not tightly packed down
- 1 egg, beaten
- Grease a baking sheet and pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees. Also, have an ice cream scoop handy.
- Pull and shred by hand the leftover roasted or rotisserie chicken
- Prepare the stuffing according to box directions
- Add the shredded chicken to the stuffing and add the beaten egg.
- Mix all the ingredients well
- Using the ice cream scoop portion out the croquettes on to the greased baking sheet. (The ice cream scoop I have makes 9 croquettes)
- Put into the hot oven and bake for 15 minutes
- While croquettes are baking prepare the chicken gravy.
- Remove from the oven and enjoy!
Simple Chicken Gravy
- 4 tbsp butter
- 4 tbsp flour
- 2 cups chicken broth or stock
- 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
- 1/2 tsp pepper or to taste
- 1/2 tsp Poultry Seasoning
- Melt the butter over medium heat in a saucepan.
- Add flour and blend thoroughly.
- Slowly add in the broth, mixing with a whisk,
- Add salt, and pepper and Poultry Seasoning.
- Allow to simmer and continue to mix with the mix until mixture thickens.
I hope you will enjoy this dish and thank you for visiting my blog. Please Like and Comment, I love hearing from you. Also, share this site with family and friends and ask them to join Sundays in a Small Kitchen to see what my next cooking adventure will be.