MINI CHICKEN BACON CROQUETTES

These Mini Chicken Bacon Croquettes are a tasty addition to your tailgate party menu.

Mini Chicken Bacon Croquettes are cone shaped, crispy bites perfect for dipping at your next tailgate party.

 

I am always trying to create a new snack to serve when we are watching football.  Last week, I came up with this idea and my family thinks it is a keeper.  Mini Chicken Bacon Croquettes are crispy,  cone shaped  bites filled with a combination of chicken and bacon in a thick white sauce. 

Mini Chicken Bacon Croquettes are cone shaped, crispy bites perfect for dipping at your next tailgate party.

I used a rotisserie chicken, which is so convenient.

Mini Chicken Bacon Croquettes are cone shaped, crispy bites perfect for dipping at your next tailgate party.

 

In a large dutch oven, melt the butter.  Whisk in flour, salt,
pepper, and onion.  Add milk and chicken broth. 

Remove from the heat. Stir in chicken, parsley, bacon, and buffalo wing sauce.   Transfer to a bowl, cover and chill for at least 3 hours.

Next, set up a dredging station with combination of milk and egg, flour, and panko bread crumbs.

Mini Chicken Bacon Croquettes are cone shaped, crispy bites perfect for dipping at your next tailgate party.

Using a small scoop, shape mixture into equal size balls.

Mini Chicken Bacon Croquettes are cone shaped, crispy bites perfect for dipping at your next tailgate party.

Dip each ball into egg mixture-flour-egg mixture and then
bread crumbs. Form into a cone shape.

Mini Chicken Bacon Croquettes are cone shaped, crispy bites perfect for dipping at your next tailgate party.

 

Place cones onto a parchment lined baking sheet.

Heat oil to 350 degrees F.  Fry about 4 or 5 at a time, until
they are crispy. 

Mini Chicken Bacon Croquettes are cone shaped, crispy bites perfect for dipping at your next tailgate party.

Remove from oil onto paper towel lined pan.

Mini Chicken Bacon Croquettes are cone shaped, crispy bites perfect for dipping at your next tailgate party.

Mini Chicken Bacon Croquettes are cone shaped, crispy bites perfect for dipping at your next tailgate party.These Mini Chicken Bacon Croquettes can be served with
ranch dressing, honey mustard dipping sauce, or the Rotel
dip I also created for them.

I placed some of these in a Ziploc freezer bag after they were fried and froze them.  They maintained their shape. 
To reheat them, I put them in the oven at 375 degrees for about 15-20 minutes, or until hot in the center.

If you want to add more heat, add some diced jalapenos to
the chicken mixture before chilling.

Ro*tel Ranchero Dipping Sauce:

Mini Chicken Bacon Croquettes are cone shaped, crispy bites perfect for dipping at your next tailgate party.



Mini Chicken Bacon Croquettes are cone shaped, crispy bites perfect for dipping at your next tailgate party.I tested this recipe using Ranch dressing from a bottle vs the dry dressing mix from package, and they both tasted
the same. The dry mix was a thicker dip, so either works.

To make the dip, combine 1/2 cup ranch dressing from jar, or a (1oz) pkg dry mix with 8 oz softened cream cheese with mixer. 
Stir in a 10oz can Ro*tel and 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese.  Place in an ovenproof dish. Sprinkle more
cheese on top. 
Bake at 350 degrees about 15-20 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted.  May also be heated in a crockpot. 

 

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