About this Recipe
Coxinha is a popular snack throughout all regions of Brazil, and is often eaten at children’s parties. Using shredded chicken that is battered with dough and then fried into a small teardrop shape, these are perfect for snacks and appetizers!
- 2 liters of water
- 1 kg of sifted wheat flour
- 3 cubes chicken stock
- 1 spoon margarine or butter
- 1 spoon salt
- 1 spoon paprika
- 1 kg chicken breast
- small bunch of parsley and green onion
- salt to taste
- iced milk
Cook the chicken with the salt, paprika and green herbs in around 2 liters of water until the chicken is soft, approximately 40 minutes. Remove the chicken and save the water.
Shred the chicken, mixing it with the small fresh herbs.
In a liter of boiling water, add the chicken broth and butter, mixing to melt. Start adding the flour little by little, mixing well until the dough is cooked and homogeneous.
Place the dough on a bench greased with a little oil, and knead the dough well. After, start modeling the coxinhas into little drumstick shapes, filling the dough with shredded chicken.
Bread the coxinhas in the iced milk and then in the breadcrumbs. Deep fry them in hot oil, enough to cover the coxinhas.