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    Get Ready For The Olympics Opening Ceremony With These Authentic Brazilian Chicken Croquettes

    Also known as Coxinhas.

    Brazilian Chicken Croquettes (Coxinha)

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    Serves 9 - 12

    For the filling:
    1 tablespoon olive oil

    4 cloves garlic, minced

    1 onion, diced

    2 cups cooked shredded chicken

    ½ teaspoon paprika

    Salt to taste

    4 ounces cream cheese

    3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

    For the dough:
    1 tablespoon unsalted butter

    2 cups whole milk

    ¼ cup chicken broth

    2 cups all-purpose flour

    Additional ingredients:


    2 cups panko bread crumbs

    Oil for frying


    1. In a medium pot, heat olive oil, then sauté garlic and onions until soft and brown. Add shredded chicken, salt, and paprika. Stir to incorporate.

    2. Transfer mixture into a bowl, add cream cheese and parsley. Mix well.

    3. In the same pot, add butter, chicken broth, and milk. Bring to a boil. Stir in flour until dough is formed.

    4. Transfer dough to a flat surface. Knead the dough while it is warm, but not hot.

    5. 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. 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. Drain on a towel and serve immediately.

    7. Enjoy!