Made This Recipe? Add Your Photo
Prep1 hr 30 mins
Be warned-I haven't made this. I want to, and needed to put it into a format I could follow more easily. The instructions were 'interesting" to say the least. When I make it I'll add any corrections I think are needed. Prep time and cook time are a bit of a guess, as is the yield. The recipe says it makes 60 bite sized or 30 medium sized coxinhas.
- 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1⁄2 onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 2 beef bouillon cubes
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
- 2 green onions, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 2 egg whites, whisked lightly
- Cut chicken breasts into 2 inch cubes, and place in a saucepan with onion, garlic, margarine, stock cubes, salt and pepper and 3 cups of water.
- Cook over medium heat for 30 minutes or until done.
- Strain solids from broth, retaining broth and solids.
- Finely chop the chicken to make the filling.
- Add the parsley and chopped green onion to the chicken.
- Measure the remaining broth into a saucepan-you will need 3 cups, so make it up with extra water.
- Add all the flour, and stir vigorously with a wooden spoon for 1 minute until it becomes stiff.
- Turn out, allow to cool a little, but while it is still warm, knead dough until it is smooth and no lumps of flour remain.
- (About 10 minutes) Roll out dough to about 1/4 inch thick and cut medium sized circles with a biscuit cutter.
- Place the dough in the palm of your hand, place a small cube of cream cheese and a teaspoon of the prepared filling.
- Judge the filling to the size of the circle you cut-you have to be able to seal it!
- Knead scraps and re-roll, and continue cutting until all the dough is used.
- Fold and close the dough in the shape of a drumstick (the word Coxinha means "little drumstick" in Portuguese).
- Brush the filled pastries with egg white and roll in breadcrumbs.
- Deep-fry the snacks for 8 minutes at 350f or until golden brown.