Croquetas de Pollo

Chicken Croquettes

Preparation info
  • Makes 18 to 20 croquettes; Serves

    4 to 6

    as an entrée
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Eating Cuban

By Beverly Cox and Martin Jacobs

Published 2006

  • About

Croquettes are classic Cuban street food, economical, satisfying, and versatile. Chicken is rationed in Cuba—one pound of chicken per person per month—but it goes a lot further when you make croquettes.


  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • ½ onion, peeled, plus 1 cup minced onion


In a 1½- to 2-quart saucepan, bring the broth and ½ onion to a simmer. If using raw chicken breasts, add them to the broth and poach gently until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Place the poached chicken (or chopped cooked chicken, if using) in a food processor with a steel knife blade. Pulse 2 or 3 t