Coxinha de galinha (Brazilian chicken croquettes)

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    1 hour 30 min

    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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    Ingredients
    Makes: 50 coxinhas pequenas (tamanho festa) ou 20 grandes

    • For the dough
    • 500ml water
    • 30g butter
    • 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
    • plain flour
    • beaten egg
    • breadcrumbs
    • vegetable oil for deep frying

    Method
    Prep:1hr  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

      To make the dough:

    1. Bring water, butter and salt to the boil. Once boiling, add the flour at once and stir well until smooth.
    2. Spread dough on a flat surface and let cool. Cut into rounds and reserve.
    3. To make the filling:

    4. 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.
    5. 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.
    6. Dredge each croquette with flour, dip into beaten egg and coat with breadcrumbs.
    7. Deep fry in very hot oil and drain on kitchen paper.

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