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    Brazilian Chicken Appetizer (Coxinhas De Galinha)

    Brazilian Chicken Appetizer (Coxinhas De Galinha). Photo by Chef Jean

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    1 hr

    50 mins

    10 mins

    Pneuma's Note:

    these are delicious Chicken appetizers in Brazil that are usually served like a bulb/teardrop or like a drumstick. Preparation time assumes that the chicken have been cut up.

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    Serves: 4-6



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    For the dough

    Serve with

    • chili salsa (optional if you want it hot or not)


    1. 1
      Heat cooking oil on a pan and when hot enough, add and brown the chicken at both sides.
    2. 2
      Add 1-2 cups of water enough to boil chicken for 20 mins or until tender. Don't forget to cover it. Drain and set aside liquid.
    3. 3
      When chicken is cool enough, separate the meat from the bones. Cut the breast into12 long strips and set aside.
    4. 4
      Mince the rest of the meat and combine with onion, cloves, salt and pepper. You can use a food processor to make the mincing and mixing quick just by pulsing it. Set aside. You can also set aside the thin bones to serve as a sticks for the chicken later on.
    5. 5
      For the dough: mix rice flour with milk, add enough chicken juices that was set aside to make a firm dough. Then, add butter and egg yolks to soften it. Add and mix the minced chicken. Add chili sauce and mix.
    6. 6
      Divide dough in 12 equal parts. Flatten it a bit with palm, add a piece of chicken breast from near the edge. Roll to cover then shape it like a bulb or teardrop with a tapered end. You can push in the thin bones at the thin part of the shaped dough so they looks like chicken drumsticks.
    7. 7
      Roll in breadcrumbs and fry in hot oil until golden brown putting it on strainer or napkins to help drain excess oil.
    8. 8
      Serve with chili salsa.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 31, 2013

      THis is totatlly! Wrong! you got the recipe all off. I am brazilian and offended youd say thats coxinha recipe. Please do your research before you claim this is Coxinha. !Por favor querida

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    • on August 17, 2008


      I would give these 5 stars on flavor, but there is definatly a problem with the measurments for the dough. Based on the previous review I decided not to just follow the recipe, just in case. I ended up mixing the flour with the chili sauce and chopped chicken, onions and garlic. I then added about 1/3 cup of the chicken cooking liquid and 1 egg yolk. This worked out well and they went great with salsa.

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    • on June 17, 2008


      These are cute little appetizers. I had to substitute puff pastry for the dough, but kept the filling original. For the dough, I doubled the amount of rice flour and it was still in a liquid state so I decided to go with using puff pastry. I used skewers and threaded the cooked chicken strips. I then placed some filling onto the puff pastry, and layed the chicken onto the filling. I brushed the edges with an egg wash, rolled them up, and brushed more egg wash over top. I then baked them for 20 minutes at 400F. Overall, a nice recipe that just needs some tweaking. Thanks for posting. ~Buddha

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    Nutritional Facts for Brazilian Chicken Appetizer (Coxinhas De Galinha)

    Serving Size: 1 (428 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 934.8
    Calories from Fat 336
    Total Fat 37.4 g
    Saturated Fat 20.6 g
    Cholesterol 400.9 mg
    Sodium 646.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 60.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.4 g
    Sugars 2.6 g
    Protein 83.7 g

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