Chicken Drumsticks [Brazilian recipe: Coxinha de Frango]

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Assistant Cook
Oct 11, 2022
Hello dear DC community!

Today I'm going to share with you how to make chicken drumsticks, which is a recipe that everyone loves! In Brazil it´s called Coxinha de Frango.

This is without a doubt the most traditional savory dish in Brazil.

This recipe is different from the traditional one, but by the way very tasty, because the filling is creamy and the chicken is cooked with spices.

If you prefer to watch in video format, in a more detailed way, then check the video below. Sorry the language is in Portuguese since i am Brazilian, but you can use english subtitles.


Cooking Chicken Breasts​

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 litre of water
  • Half an onion cut in 4
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp of saffron
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Drumstick filling​

  • 2 shredded chicken breasts
  • 1 chopped medium onion medium chopped
  • 1 medium chopped tomato
  • 2 tbsp of chopped peppers
  • parsley to taste
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • olive oil or vegetal oil
  • Black pepper and salt to taste

Drumstick dough​

  • 1 cup of chicken cooking water
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 2 chicken broth tablets
  • ½ cups boiled and mashed potato
  • 1 tbsp of margarine
  • 2 and 1/2 cups (tea) of wheat flour

drumsticks stuffing​

  • 250 ml of water
  • 3 tbsp of wheat flour
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Cream cheese for assembly


  1. Cook the chicken breasts with all the ingredients in the pressure cooker and when the pressure picks up let it cook for another 30 minutes. Then turn off the heat and wait for it to cool.
  2. Then remove the cooked breasts, shred and set aside.
  3. Then in another pan, put the oil, wait for it to heat up and put the onion, garlic and sauté until golden, not too much, put the shredded chicken and sauté a little longer.
  4. Then add the tomato, pepper, tomato pulp, black pepper and salt, mixing well.
  5. Let the stuffing dry well to be loose and let it cool.
  6. For the pasta: in a large pan, place the water from the cooking of the chicken, the milk, the chicken tablets, the mashed potato, stir well and bring to a boil.
  7. After it boils, add the wheat flour all at once, stirring until it releases from the bottom of the pan, letting the flour cook fully.
  8. Place the dough on a smooth surface and knead well, cover the dough with plastic wrap or a dish towel so the dough doesn't dry out.
  9. To assemble: Make a ball the size you want, open it with your thumb, place a little curd in the center and finally a little of the chicken stuffing. Close the drumsticks.
  10. For breading: mix the wheat flour with the water, mixing well to dissolve, pass the drumsticks through this mixture and then into the breadcrumbs.
  11. Take the drumsticks to fry in hot oil. Drain on paper towels, then serve hot or cold.

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