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Chicken Croquettes with Tomato & Okra Gravy

Tomatoes and okra are stewed in a slightly spicy tomato sauce and topped with savory, herb-flecked chicken croquettes. The croquettes are crisp and crunchy on the outside but tender and juicy on the inside, making them a perfect contrast to the tender stewed vegetables.

Cook Time: 20 Min

About the Dish

  • Crusty Bread

    Crusty Bread

  • Heavy Whipping Cream

    Heavy Whipping Cream

  • Garlic

    Garlic

  • Thyme

    Thyme

  • Parsley

    Parsley

  • PeachDish Salt

    PeachDish Salt

  • Lemon

    Lemon

  • Bread Crumbs

    Bread Crumbs

  • Canola Oil

    Canola Oil

  • Vidalia Onion

    Vidalia Onion

  • All Purpose Flour

    All Purpose Flour

  • Tomato

    Tomato

  • Okra

    Okra

  • Ground Chicken

    Ground Chicken

METHOD

1
Please take the time to read the whole recipe card before beginning.
2
Tear the bread into bite-sized pieces, place in a small bowl and cover with the heavy cream.
3
Mince the garlic, finely chop the shallots, pick and finely chop the thyme and parsley. Combine the ground chicken, garlic, shallots, thyme, parsley, lemon zest, and PeachDish salt in a mixing bowl. Add in the soaked bread and cream, and mix well until all ingredients are evenly combined. Form the chicken mixture into round 4-inch wide patties.
4
Place the panko bread crumbs on a large plate, coat the patties thoroughly in bread crumbs, one at a time. Place the breaded patties on a baking sheet, so that one does not touch another, and place in the refrigerator to set. While the croquettes are setting up in the fridge, dice the onion, core and slice the tomato, and cut the okra into ½” pieces.
5
Place a skillet over low heat, and add 2 tablespoons of cooking oil. Add onion, and cook until softened, but do not brown. Add flour, and cook while stirring for 5 more minutes. Whisk the water into the onion-flour mixture, and continue to stir while cooking for 10 minutes.
6
Once the mixture has thickened, add in the tomato and okra. Increase heat to medium and bring to a simmer while stirring frequently. Cook until the okra softens, and tomatoes begin to break down, making a thick gravy, about 10 minutes. Add a pinch of cayenne pepper, and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer until the okra has become fully tender.
7
While the tomato & okra gravy is cooking, place a skillet or frying pan over medium heat, and add enough oil to fully coat the bottom of the pan. Once the oil is hot, cook until golden brown, about 4-6 minutes on each side.
8
Remove from oil and drain the croquettes on paper towels.
9
Serve and enjoy!