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

Also known as Coxinhas.

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Brazilian Chicken Croquettes (Coxinha)

Here's a video that shows you how to make them:

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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!