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Ok so y’all know I love comfort foods with a healthy twist.  So when the folks from Saucy Mama challenged us to come up with a unique recipe incorporating they’re delicious gourmet mustards, I was literally jumping with excitement.  This is right up my alley!  I immediately thought of chicken croquettes because they’re perfectly portioned, packed with protein and taste amaaaazing!

I’ve made chicken croquettes before using Cajun spices, celery and various other ingredients typically used in creole dishes.  Well when I saw we were given chipotle mustard as one of the options, I knew exactly what I would make and wanted to make this completely original!

Friends I give you Chipotle-Lime Chicken Croquettes with a Spicy Mustard Sauce!  I promise you will LOVE these.

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The great thing about these little cakes are they’re super easy to make, can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge for easy party preparation and well, have a great kick to them that’ll knock anyone right off they’re feet!  And that’s what you’re going for right??

I thought so.

The spicy mustard sauce is seriously a winner in its own right as I wanted to just take a spoon and go at it.  Don’t worry, I controlled my inner-fat kid and kept the dipping sauce to a minimum.  The combination of bell peppers, onion and chipotle spices tasted incredible together and the mustard gives everything such a nice flavor. Go ahead, make them for yourself!

Don’t take my word for it.

Chipotle Chicken Croquettes with Spicy Mustard Sauce
 
Serves: 10 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp butter, divided
  • ⅓ cup minced red bell pepper
  • ⅓ cup minced orange bell pepper
  • ⅓ cup minced onion
  • 3 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 1½ cups whole wheat panko breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup light mayonnaise
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 Tbsp Saucy Mama Chipotle Mustard
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. Mrs. Dash southwest chipotle seasoning
  • 1 tsp. seasoned salt
  • Spicy Mustard Sauce:
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ cup light mayonnaise
  • ½ cup light sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp Saucy Mama Chipotle Mustard
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp. Mrs. Dash southwest chipotle seasoning
Instructions
  1. To make the sauce, whisk all ingredients in a small bowl and chill for at least an 2 hours before serving.
  2. For the croquettes, melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Add the minced bell peppers and onion and saute for about 5 minutes until tender.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the chopped chicken, breadcrumbs and bell pepper mixture. Set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, eggs, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, seasonings and salt. Add to the chicken mixture, tossing gently to combine. Form the mixture into 10 patties.
  4. In a large skillet, melt the remaining tablespoon of butter over medium heat. Cook the chicken croquettes until browned, about 3 to 5 minutes on each side and serve with spicy mustard sauce. Enjoy!
Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 1 croquette + 1 Tbsp sauce • Calories: 184 • Fat: 8 g • Carbs: 9.5 g • Fiber: 1.2 g • Protein: 16.4 g • WW Points+: 4 pts