Coxinha (Brazilian Chicken Dumplings)

My mom taught me this Brazilian dish a few days ago. I was hesitating to try it because it seemed like lot of work, but when I did I totally loved it and was worth the time.

Ingredient for the dough:

– Two cups of Water

– One Chicken Bouillon (Chicken Stock)

– Two Cups of Flour

How to Prepare:

Heat the water with chicken bouillon. Once it starts boiling, turn off the flame and add the flour while continuously stirring until you get sticky dough. Put on the side and let it cool well

Ingredients for filling:

–  Two Chicken Breasts

–  One small Onion

–  One Garlic Clove

–  One Green Onion

–  One Chicken Bouillon

–  Cooking Oil

–  One Tablespoon of Tomato Paste

–  Pepper (I use sweet all spice)

How to Prepare:

Cut the chicken breasts into small half inch cubes.

Dice the onion, garlic and green pepper.

Add the onion and sauté a little bit then add the garlic and stir for a minute.

Add the chicken and stir well until the chicken changes color then add green pepper and the bouillon and stir for a few minutes.

Add the tomato paste and mix all together.

Assembling the Coxinha:

Take a little bit of the dough in your hands and press well until you have a thin flat circle shape dough (the size of your palm). P.S. If the dough was too sticky, wet your hands with some cooking oil.

Add one tablespoon of the filling to the center of the dough.

Close the dough around the filling and shape into a ball. Dip the dumpling in milk then bread crumbs.

Deep fry the dumplings for few minutes until golden brown. Enjoy!!

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