Brazilian Chicken Croquettes (Coxinha)

Brazilian Chicken Croquettes (Coxinha)

4.5(144)

Cook Time
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Total Time
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Yield
9 servings

How to Make It

1. Step
In a medium pot, heat olive oil, then sauté garlic and onions until soft and brown. Add shredded chicken, salt, and paprika (or cayenne pepper). Stir to incorporate.
2. Step
Transfer mixture into a bowl, add cream cheese and parsley. Mix well.
3. Step
In the same pot, add butter, chicken broth, and milk. Bring to a boil. Stir in flour until dough is formed.
4. Step
Transfer dough to a flat surface. Knead the dough while it is warm, but not hot.
5. Step
Pinch a piece of dough, about the size of a large egg, and roll into a ball. Using your hands, flatten the dough and spoon filling into the center. Wrap the dough into a pear shape and make sure there aren’t any holes.
6. Step
While heating a pot of oil to 350˚F/180˚C, dredge the dough in egg and panko, then deep-fry till golden brown and cooked through.
7. Step
Drain on a towel, or wire rack and serve immediately.
8. Step
Enjoy!

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