As much as we love our meal, national gastronomy and a lot of dishes that we are used to eating, there comes a time when we all get tired of the same thing, because we are more than used to the flavors and frankly, there are days or times when we just want to escape reality a bit and try something new, something different that we normally don’t eat on a daily basis.
Usually this would be fixed by going to foreign food restaurants or better yet: traveling. However, we don’t always have the resources we want or need to do it, so we have to get to know the world as best we can, with the money we have at our fingertips. For this reason, it is worth cooking something that is not from the country, something that feels new on the palate and on the table.
The truth is that the meal It is a good way to approach the culture of different countries, because it tells us from the socioeconomic level that prevails, to the type of fruits, vegetables or local spices with which it is cooked and even the degree of bravery and tolerance towards the flavors spicy, bitters, salty either sweets. All this is related to many sociocultural aspects, which we sometimes overlook.
What are Brazilian coxinhas?
The complexion, the sense of humor and even the way of holding a spoon tell us a lot about the uses and customs that exist in a place and even about their diet. So when we think of Mexico, we can hardly separate it from the chili (no trick) you see? Just as when saying the word “passion fruit” we cannot help but think of Brazil, because of its freshness, freedom and party! Of course, this country sounds like that to us.
Besides, Brazil almost by definition it sounds like a place unusual, exotic and with a lot of new things to try. And just like that land is that we brought the recipe that today we will share with you, because it is nothing more and nothing less than the so-called Brazilian coxinhas, which are more or less like a kind of chicken croquettes that can be served, either as a snack or as a main dish.
The brazilian coxinhasare made with poultry breast shredded chicken, which is wrapped in a dough, then breaded, like milanese, and finally fried. Sometimes they are shaped like thighs of chicken and others have a slightly triangular shape, but they are always, always chubby. You can accompany them with some dressing of your preference, but if you want to try them, you better get down to work with the recipe!
- 1 cooked and shredded chicken breast
- 1/2 green bell pepper diced
- 1/2 red bell pepper diced
- 1 onion diced
- 1 chopped onion
- 60 ml of natural tomato sauce
- 1 beaten egg
- Bread crumbs
- 500 grams all-purpose flour
- 500 ml. of chicken broth
- 500 ml. milk
- 75 grams of butter
- Olive oil
How do you prepare?
- In a skillet over medium heat, add oil until hot, then add the onion, spring onion, red pepper, green pepper.
- Mix and let cook for about 7 minutes. Add the natural tomato sauce and mix. Then comes the shredded chicken. Integrate everything and let it cook for 8 minutes. Booking.
- In a saucepan, add the butter until melted, then add the chicken broth, the milk and let it cook for a few minutes.
- When it starts to boil, add the flour all at once and start mixing until you get a smooth dough.
- Turn the dough out onto a flat surface and start kneading for a couple of minutes.
- Take a piece of dough (approximately the size of a golf ball) form a ball, fill it with the chicken stew. Repeat the process until all are formed.
- Pass each coxinhas through egg and breadcrumbs until completely covered. In a saucepan with oil at medium temperature, fry them for 15 minutes or until golden on both sides.
- Finally, remove them from the heat and place them on absorbent paper to remove excess oil.
- Ready to serve!