About the Dish:
Coxinha is a popular Brazilian snack that is shaped like a chicken drumstick. The name coxinha literally means little thigh in Portuguese. It is made with a dough filled with shredded chicken meat and then deep-fried until golden and crispy. Coxinhas are often served as a party snack or as street food in Brazil.
|All-Purpose Flour||2 cups|
|Chicken Stock||2 cups|
|Onion||1, finely chopped|
|Garlic||3 cloves, minced|
|Black Pepper||1/2 teaspoon|
- Step 1: In a large pot, bring water to a boil and add the chicken breasts. Cook until the chicken is fully cooked, about 25-30 minutes. Remove the chicken from the pot and let it cool. Once cooled, shred the chicken with your fingers or using a fork.
- Step 2: In a separate pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic and cook until they become translucent, about 5-7 minutes. Add the shredded chicken, salt, and black pepper to the pot and mix well. Cook for an additional 5 minutes to allow the flavors to combine.
- Step 3: In a saucepan, bring the chicken stock to a boil. Slowly add the all-purpose flour while stirring continuously. Stir until the mixture forms a dough-like consistency. Remove from heat and let it cool slightly.
- Step 4: Take a small portion of the dough and flatten it in your palm. Place a spoonful of the chicken filling in the center of the dough. Fold the dough over the filling and shape it into a drumstick shape, with a pointed end and a rounded base.
- Step 5: Heat oil in a deep fryer or a large pot until it reaches 350°F (180°C). Carefully place the coxinhas into the hot oil and fry until they turn golden brown, about 5-7 minutes. Remove the coxinhas from the oil and place them on a paper towel to drain excess oil.
- Step 6: Serve the coxinhas hot as a snack or as an appetizer. They can be enjoyed on their own or with a dipping sauce of your choice.