Brazilian Chicken Appetizer (Coxinhas De Galinha) Recipe

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Brazilian Chicken Appetizer (Coxinhas De Galinha)
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  1. Heat cooking oil on a pan and when hot enough, add and brown the chicken at both sides.
  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. When chicken is cool enough, separate the meat from the bones. Cut the breast into12 long strips and set aside.
  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. 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. 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. Roll in breadcrumbs and fry in hot oil until golden brown putting it on strainer or napkins to help drain excess oil.
  8. Serve with chili salsa.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 804.63 Kcal (3369 kJ)
Calories from fat 460.28 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 51.14g 79%
Cholesterol 177.79mg 59%
Sodium 1088.33mg 45%
Potassium 642.06mg 14%
Total Carbs 52.44g 17%
Sugars 4.8g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2.77g 11%
Protein 32.75g 65%
Vitamin C 0.9mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 2.5mg 14%
Calcium 163.4mg 16%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 202.07 Kcal (846 kJ)
Calories from fat 115.59 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.84g 79%
Cholesterol 44.65mg 59%
Sodium 273.32mg 45%
Potassium 161.25mg 14%
Total Carbs 13.17g 17%
Sugars 1.2g 19%
Dietary Fiber 0.69g 11%
Protein 8.22g 65%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 1%
Iron 0.6mg 14%
Calcium 41mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 19.8
  • 22

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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