Coxinha de galinha, also known as Coxinha de frango, is a Brazilian street food, a very popular snack. The original recipe is made with chicken (coxinha de galinha) but it can also be made with other meats, hearts of palm or veggies.
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Makes: 50 coxinhas pequenas (tamanho festa) ou 20 grandes
For the dough
salt to taste
250g plain flour
For the filling
300g cooked chicken
300g ready made white sauce
1 tablespoon minced parsley
1 tablespoon minced green onion
salt and black pepper to taste
For the coating
vegetable oil for deep frying
Method Prep:1hr › Cook:30min › Ready in:1hr30min
To make the dough:
Bring water, butter and salt to the boil. Once boiling, add the flour at once and stir well until smooth.
Spread dough on a flat surface and let cool. Cut into rounds and reserve.
To make the filling:
Chop or shred the chicken and mix with the white sauce. Add the parsley and green onions and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Put a spoonfull of filling in the centre of each round. Shape each piece into a small drumstick with a large bottom and a pointy top.
Dredge each croquette with flour, dip into beaten egg and coat with breadcrumbs.
Deep fry in very hot oil and drain on kitchen paper.