Coxinhas (brazilian chicken croquettes)

Main Dish
4 servings
75 min
30 min
You have some chicken left and don't know what to do with it? Here is a Brazilian recipe, made to look like chicken thigh, called coxinhas in portuguese


Number of serving: 4

The dough :

1.5 cups water

1 chicken stock cube

1.75 cups flour

Stuffing :

10 oz chicken breast

1/2 red pepper


1 egg


frying oil




  • Step 1 - Coxinhas (Brazilian chicken croquettes)
    Put the water and the stock cube to boil.
  • Step 2 - Coxinhas (Brazilian chicken croquettes)
    Once it is boiling, add the flour at once, and stir with a wooden spoon, until the dough doesn't stick to the pot anymore. Wrap the dough in some foil and leave to cool down.
  • Step 3 - Coxinhas (Brazilian chicken croquettes)
    Cut the chicken into pieces and cook them in some boiling water for 15 minutes.
  • Step 4 - Coxinhas (Brazilian chicken croquettes)
    After, take the chicken out of the water, and leave to cool down for a few minutes. Then, shred the meat.
  • Step 5 - Coxinhas (Brazilian chicken croquettes)
    In a pan, heat some oil, and sauté the pepper and the onion, previously chopped. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Step 6 - Coxinhas (Brazilian chicken croquettes)
    Add the shredded chicken and the chopped parsley. Stir well, add salt, pepper, and take out of the heat.
  • Step 7 - Coxinhas (Brazilian chicken croquettes)
    Take some dough to form a ball, size of a walnut. Dig a hole in the middle, to make a little bowl.
  • Step 8 - Coxinhas (Brazilian chicken croquettes)
    Put 1 to 2 tablespoons of the chicken in it, and gradually close the croquette, to make it look like a thigh (or a water drop). Watch the video at the bottom to see how it is done.
  • Step 9 - Coxinhas (Brazilian chicken croquettes)
    Put each croquette into some beaten egg and some breadcrumbs. Fry them in hot oil, for about 5 minutes.
  • Step 10 - Coxinhas (Brazilian chicken croquettes)
    There you are, your coxinhas are ready!




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