Sunday, 9 August 2020

Coxinha - Brazilian Chicken Croquettes


Coxinha is a popular ingenious street food in Brazil. It’s a savoury snacks made with dough filled with creamy chicken stuffing. It’s dipped in egg and coated with bread crumbs and then deep fried. 
It can be easily made at home. It’s delicious. 
Recipe adapted from tasty.. 

For the Chicken Stuffing 
Ingredients 
1 cup of boiled shredded Chicken
2 Garlic cloves minced 
1 small Onion chopped 
1 tsp chopped Parsley 
Salt to taste 
1/4 tsp Pepper powder 
2 tbsp Cream Cheese
1 tsp Oil 
Method 
Take a pot, heat the oil, add the onion and garlic, sauté the ingredients until soft and brown in colour. Add the shredded chicken, salt, and pepper. Stir and mix the ingredients together. Transfer the mixture into a bowl, add parsley and cream cheese into the bowl and mx it. 

To Make the Dough
Ingredients 
1 cup All Purpose Flour 
1/2 tbsp Butter
1 cup Milk
1/2 cup Chicken broth
Method 
Take a pot, add the butter, chicken broth and milk. Let it boil, add the flour, stir and make it into a dough, switch off the flame, let it cool a bit, once easy to handle, knead the dough well. 

To make the Coxinha
Ingredients 
Chicken stuffing 
Dough 
1 Egg beaten 
1/2 cup Bread Crumbs 
Oil for frying 

Method 
Take a lemon size portion of the dough, roll the dough. Make a cavity in the center of the dough, add a spoonful of the chicken stuffing. Give the dough a pear shape. Repeat the process. Dip the Coxinha into the egg and then coat it with the bread crumbs. Repeat the process.  Heat the oil.  Deep fry the Coxinha until golden brown in colour. Remove them on a paper towel and serve them hot. 

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