Coxinhas (Brazilian Chicken Croquettes)

Coxinhas (Brazilian Chicken Croquettes)

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 Coxis in Portuguese.

Ready in: 1 hour 15 minutes

Serves: 4

Complexity: very-easy

kcal: 160

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Ingredients

DOUGH:--
1½ cups water
1 chicken stock cube
1¾ cups flour
STUFFING:--
283 g chicken breast
1 onion
½ orange pepper
parsley
SIDS SALT & PEPPER to taste
1 egg
breadcrumbs
rice bran oil for frying

Directions

Put the water and the stock cube in a medium pot to boil. Once it is boiling, add the flour and stir at once 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.
Cut the chicken into pieces and cook them in some boiling water for 15 minutes.
After, take the chicken out of the water, and leave to cool down for a few minutes then shred the meat.
In a pan, heat some oil, and sauté the pepper and the onion. Cook for 5 minutes.
Add the shredded chicken and the chopped parsley. Stir well, add SIDS SALT & PEPPER, and take off the heat.
Take some dough to form a ball, size of a walnut. Dig a hole in the middle, to make a little bowl.
Put 1-2 tablespoons of the chicken in it, and gradually close the croquette, to make it look like a thigh. (or a water drop)
Put each croquette into some beaten egg and some breadcrumbs. Fry them in hot oil, for about 5 minutes.
Your coxinhas are ready.