These Chicken Crocodiles look unassuming at first glance. But just one bite in will reveal the creamy, cheesy deliciousness inside!
What You Need
Original recipe yields 12 servings
2 cups fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 cups flour, sifted
1 small onion, chopped
1 small red pepper, chopped
3 cups oil, divided
2 cups chopped cooked chicken
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed, softened
1/2 cup KRAFT Shredded Mozzarella Cheese with a TOUCH OF PHILADELPHIA
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Let's Make It
Bring broth to boil in large saucepan; gradually stir in flour. Cook 2 to 3 min. or until mixture forms stiff dough that pulls away from side of pan, stirring constantly. Cool.
Meanwhile, cook onions and peppers in 1 tsp. oil in medium saucepan on medium heat 3 min. or until crisp-tender. Remove from heat. Add chicken and parsley; mix lightly. Stir in cream cheese and mozzarella.
Place dough on lightly floured surface; knead 5 min. or until smooth and elastic. Divide into 12 equal pieces; roll each piece into 5-inch round. Spoon about 3 Tbsp. chicken mixture onto center of each round; wrap dough around filling to completely enclose filling. Roll each to resemble drumstick.
Heat remaining oil to 375ºF in medium saucepan on medium-high heat. Add chicken roll-ups, in batches; cook 8 to 10 min. or until golden brown on all sides. Drain on paper towels.
Prepare dough roll-ups as directed, but do not cook. Refrigerate up to 2 days before cooking as directed. For best results, pat dough dry with paper towel before frying.
A traditional Brazilian street food, chicken “crocodiles,” also known as "coxinha," are pieces of deep-fried dough filled with chicken.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 18g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.