Brazilian Coxinha
Ingredients
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  • 1lb chickencooked and shredded
  • 1large tomatofinely chopped
  • 2 green onionsfinely chopped
  • 1cup chicken broth
  • 1/2cup cream cheeseoptional
  • 2cloves garlicfinely chopped
  • 1 onionfinely chopped
  • oil
  • salt & pepper
Dough
  • 2.5cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2cups flour
  • 3oz butter
Breading
  • 1 eggwhisked
  • 1-2cups flour
White dipping sauce (optionally)
  • 1/4cup milk
  • 8oz cream cheese
Culinary Spice Kit
  • Marjoram, oregano, white & black pepper, nutmeg, basil, chili, parsley, and bay leaves
Instructions
Filling
  1. In a PAN, heat 2 tbsp oil over medium heat.
  2. Fry garlic and onions until the onions turn translucent.
  3. Add chicken, tomatoes, green onions, and salt to taste.
  4. Season with half of the Coxinha spices, add more to taste.
  5. Cook 10 min. Add broth, opt. cream cheese.
  6. Cook about 10-20 minutes until the liquid is reduced.
Dough
  1. In a POT, heat broth and melt butter in it.
  2. Over low heat, add flour and salt & pepper to taste.
  3. Stir constantly until it becomes smooth and loosens from the pot. Let cool.
Coxinha
  1. Form a “golf” ball with the dough.
  2. Flatten it in your palm.
  3. Place the filling in the center, close, and form a smooth ball. Optionally, mold it into a drumstick or any other shape.
Breading
  1. Coat Coxinhas in egg, then in flour.
Frying
  1. In a POT, heat enough oil to cover Coxinhas and fry them until they turn golden all around.
White dipping sauce (optionally)
  1. Heat milk with salt & pepper. Stir in the cream cheese.
Serve
  1. Serve Coxinhas with a fresh salad and a dipping sauce.
  2. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Variations

  • Substitute chicken with any ground meat or with mixed vegetables and chopped mushrooms or with your favorite cheese or combine any of these ingredients to taste.
  • Short version without forming the drumstick-balls:
    Skip the dough and add 1 cup heavy cream to the filling. Serve the sauce over rice, noodles, or potatoes.