Coxinha (small drumstick croquettes)

Coxinha (small drumstick croquettes)

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Marcos Fábio

A recipe that all Brazilian nationals love in an incredible gluten free version and full of flavour. Easy to serve at every party!


570 g Mix B - Bread-Mix
30 g butter
800 ml chicken broth
5 g salt
For the filling:
1 chicken breast
4 tomatoes
3 tbsp parsley
1/2 carrot, cubed
1/2 chopped onion
3 tbsp chopped onion
1 clove of garlic, chopped
2 tbsp oil
to taste salt and pepper
For the breading:
1 package Torradas de Pão
2 eggs
50 ml water
For frying:


  • First prepare the chicken.
  • In a pressure cooker, put the 1/2 chopped onion and the carrot, the chicken in strips and 1 liter of water.
  • Close the pot and set over a low flame.
  • When it starts to whistle lower the flame and let cook for 20 minutes.
  • Finally, strain the broth and set aside.
  • After, shred the chicken and set aside.
  • In another pan, cook 3 tablespoons of chopped onion, add the garlic and mix.
  • Soon after, add the peeled tomatoes, chopped and without seeds, and the shredded chicken.
  • Season with salt and black pepper, and cook for aproximately 20 minutes or until it starts drying up.
  • Add the aromatic herbs (mainly parsley and chives) and set aside.
  • Now, start preparing the drumstick dough in a big pan.
  • Start boiling the broth made with the chicken and add the butter, salt and sugar.
  • Add the flour a little at a time and stir constantly, until the dough dries and easily comes away from the pan.
  • Turn off the heat, remove the dough from the pan and mix it with your hands on a kitchen countertop until smooth.
  • Divide the dough in 15 equal parts, stuff and shape like chicken drumsticks and set aside.
  • Prepare the breadcrumbs emptying the pack of Crostini into the food processor.
  • Put the eggs in a bowl with water and mix well.
  • Dip the croquette in the mixture and afterwards in the breadcrumbs.
  • In a pan with hot oil, fry the croquette until crispy and golden brown.
  • Tip: To easily and quickly shred the chicken, put it in an empty pressure cooker and shake vigorously.
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