How to Make Nigerian Chin Chin

How to Make Nigerian Chin Chin, fry Nigerian Chin Chin, chinchin recipe
Nigerian Chin Chin
   Nigerian Chin Chin is a crunchy deep-fried  snack, and quite easy to make.
   It's also a big party favorite and is usually served at birthday parties as an appetizer .It's a nice quick snack for guests and suitable as a movie night snack for the family; Kids love it too.

 The Nigerian Chin Chin is not just a big favorite because of its delicious taste, it is also loved by all because it keeps for a long period(about 4 weeks) if stored properly in airtight containers.

So if you're new at making any Nigerian Snack, you can be a winner with the Nigerian Chin Chin. Chin chin is known as Achomo in Ghana.
How to Make Nigerian Chin Chin, fry Nigerian Chin Chin, chinchin recipe

Here's a video on How to Make Nigerian Chin Chin and below is  a detailed recipe for you to follow.Enjoy!

Ingredients for Nigerian Chin Chin 
•1kg of All purpose Flour(Plain Flour)
•200g of Margarine
•150 ml whole milk(100ml of evaporated milk or 75ml Condensed milk or 70g of powdered milk)

Half teaspoon of baking powder(optional)
•100g of granulated sugar
• Half a teaspoon Salt
•1 teaspoonful of ground nutmeg
•3 raw eggs(optional)
•Vegetable Oil (for frying)

•Water(add bit by bit if you are not using whole milk)
(add 50 ml if using evaporated milk,
add 75ml is using Condensed milk,
add 100ml if using Powdered milk.

Preparation for  the Nigerian Chin Chin
-If you are using eggs, beat the eggs and set aside.


- Pour the sugar into a small bowl, add the milk and mix thoroughly.


- In a bigger bowl, add the flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg.Mix well and then add the margarine. Mix thoroughly with your hands until it looks like fine bread crumbs.

How to Make Nigerian Chin Chin, fry Nigerian Chin Chin, chinchin recipe
- Add the eggs and the milk-sugar mixture into the bowl and mix well until you get a smooth but stiff dough.If you are using powdered milk, you can add a little water to get this consistency.

How to Make Nigerian Chin Chin, fry Nigerian Chin Chin, chinchin recipe
- Now place  the dough on a floured flat surface and knead for a minute. Then using a rolling pin, roll the dough flat and cut into any shape of choice. Note that the dough doubles in size when placed in the hot oil, so don't cut it too big.


How to Make Nigerian Chin Chin, fry Nigerian Chin Chin, chinchin recipe
How to Make Nigerian Chin Chin, fry Nigerian Chin Chin, chinchin recipe
 
How to Make Nigerian Chin Chin, fry Nigerian Chin Chin, chinchin recipe


- Heat up some oil until very hot and fry the Chin Chin dough. Stir continuously until all the chin chin changes from white to golden brown.
Tip: You have to fry the chin chin in batches and make sure that you don't fry too much at a time , so that you won't end up with ''oil soaked chin chin''
How to Make Nigerian Chin Chin, fry Nigerian Chin Chin, chinchin recipe
  - Transfer the fried Chin chin onto a flat pan or tray and leave to cool completely, then store in an airtight container.Enjoy!
How to Make Nigerian Chin Chin, fry Nigerian Chin Chin, chinchin recipe
  There is no special way to enjoy the Nigerian Chin chin.You can eat it at any time of the day and at any occasions and  goes well with a good drink.

 


Other related recipes :
* Nigerian Chin Chin recipe
* Nigerian Chicken Pie
* Nigerian Sausage Rolls
* Nigerian Egg Roll
* Nigerian Scotch Eggs
* Nigerian Fish Rolls
* Nigerian Fish Pie Recipe
* Nigerian Meat Pie
* Nigerian Buns
* Nigerian Puff puff






By Nky Lily Lete


59 comments:

  1. I love your recipe,very detailed ...

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  2. hi,thanks 4 all dis gud reciepeeesss.Nice work.can i use CAKE FLOUR 2 make chin chin?Thanks

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    1. Yes you can but dont add baking powder because the cake flour already has enough .Thanks for stopping by dear :)

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  3. Gonna try this hope it works out well.

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  4. can i skip the nutmeg?

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    1. Yes dear you can skip it..but when added it gives the authentic Nigerian chin chin taste.

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  5. Wao i love that, i tried it today and it works i mean d measurements. U do well ooo.

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  6. Wao,i love that,i tried it today it works i mean d measurement.u do well ooo

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    1. Thanks funmi, i'm glad you tried and liked the chin chin recipe :)

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  7. U do weell ooo that is a good measurements.

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  8. I will try it this weekend

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  9. Pls when Chin chin scatter in the oil,what could be the cause.how can one remedy it

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    1. It could be that you used a lot of flour or less margarine while mixing the dough. Try using the measurements I have on the page and make sure the oil is also hot before frying.
      To remedy this before frying, add more margarine to the remaining dough, then roll flat and cut into pieces.

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  10. Nice video. Thanks for sharing!
    You can check out a very tasty recipe of Chin Chin now selling in the UK - Love Chin Chin

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  11. From one foodie to another, I say very well done. I have used your chinchin recipe twice now and amazing results both times. I have bookmarked your website now even. My 2nd daughters first bday is coming up and I intend to use your recipes to make as many snacks as I can.
    God bless.

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    1. Thanks dear ,I feel honored to hear this from a fellow foodie, God bless dear :)

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  12. Can I double the amount of sugar you used in this recipe? I really need to know ASAP

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    1. Yes you can if you want to, but it will be too sweet (sugary).

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  13. Dear Lily, I just tried your chinchin recipe and it came out right. Its my first time and my husband said twas on-point. I must say your measurements are accurate as I used just 250g of flour and a quarter of allingredients you listed. I love cooking and running into your site today has just awakened that part of me that motherhood had relegated. My family is up for some orisirisi coming weekends. You shouldtry have an App. Your recipesare better and more detailed than those who do. Well done, great site. Quite helpful. God bless.

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    1. Aww thanks dearie, I definitely will have an app.. and you'll be the first to know. God bless you too :)

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  14. wOW!!! dis is simply amazing. i hav tried chinchin some couple of tyms nd it comes out either too hard or too soft. what if it comes out soft, will it get strong wen cold? nd can i use wheat flour for chinchin? pla reply ASAP. tenx for the insight. God Bless u plenty

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  15. wow! dis is simply awesome. i have tried to do chinchin a couple of tyms but it comes out either too soft or strong. what if it comes out soft, will it get strong it gets cold? and can i use wheat flour for it. i need answers ASAP. God bless u plenty.

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    1. Hi damsel, If you follow my recipe step by step, you won't have problems with making chin chin. As for the soft chin chin dear, it would harden a bit after frying, but may not be very crunchy. And yes dear, you can use wheat flour.
      1 cup of all-purpose flour replace with ¾ cup of whole wheat flour
      1 kilo all purpose flour replaced with 750gram whole wheat flour.

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  16. Thanks a lot for the recipe nd meaurement,i made chin chin today and it turned out badly,very strong.i and a friend thought it was because of the baking powder added.i will try again nxt time using your recipe

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    1. Aww dear, next time use my recipe, it's a ''no-fail'', I promise you. And send me a photo of th end product :)

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  17. IF ONE WANTS TO BAKING ONE BUCKET PAINT OF CHIN CHIN WHAT ARE QUANTITY OF INGREDIENTS REQUIRED

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    1. What is the weight of one bucket of paint?

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  18. pls how do i detect plain flour, cake flour and all purpose flour in the market and wot are their differences.

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    1. You can check on the pack of the flour , it is always written there. You can also ask the person you are buying from, he/she would show you which is which.

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  19. pls wot are the different uses of this different flour..is it dat one can not use the same flour type for cake, meatpie, chin chin etc..pls explain in details so i can understand.. Tanx

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    1. All purpose flour( a.k.a Plain flour) can be used for any Nigerian snack that calls for flour, same goes to cake flour (which has less gluten than All purpose flour) .
      Self raising flour already has baking powder in it and therefore cannot be used for all recipes.
      So if you have cake flour, use it for your Nigerian snacks, it'll come out fine.

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  20. How long can d chin chin stay? Can I add preservative if I want it 2 stay 4 as long as a month, and what kind of preservative can I use?

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    1. Chin chin can stay for up to 3 months without preservatives. Simply store in an airtight container and it will stay crunchy.

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  21. Five stars for this your recipe and pls keep doing what you are doing. I love all your recipes. Thanks so much

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    1. Thanks for the 5star review hun. Well appreciated :)

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  22. Well detailed, may God bless u. But my chinchin isn't crunchy **sad** its not too soft but not as crunchy as I'd like. Please help me!

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    1. If you want it very crunchy reduce the amount of liquid you add to the dough, and you'll have a very crunchy chin chin :)

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  23. Ok thanks a lot, but then the dough doesn't smoothen out, it comes out hard and rough kinda cracky not smooth like in the Pix above

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    1. Maybe you did something wrong, you need to knead the dough until soft and smooth before rolling it out.

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  24. My chin chin takes up d oil I use 2 fry it n also burns.What could be d problem?

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    1. I can almost assure you that you either fried too much chinchin at a time or didn't wait for the oil to get hot.
      If you fried too much at a time, it will lower the temperature of the oil and you end up with ''oil soaked chin chin'', same as when you make use of not so hot oil.

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  25. helo lily, i wnt to a BIG TANkS for d grt job ur doing here, i am particularly grtful to u. God bless u

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    1. You're welcome hun, God bless you too :)

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  26. pls lily wot do i do, my make chinchin for sales purpose bt its nt rily giving any tangible gain wen av remove my capital. Pls help.

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    1. Hi dear, sorry I can't be of help. I don't make for sale, but you can try to cut off on the eggs and how it goes.

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  27. helo lily, is there a diffrnt method for chichin wen it made for sales purpose or i jst nid to cut off some ingredient, so as to reduse my capital?

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    1. You can omit the eggs, but all other ingredients are necessary.

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  28. pls lily can i get ur email address so i communicate wit u bette. Mine is gladyssubai@gmail.com tnx.

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    1. You can get me at: Nigerianfoodtv@gmail.com

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  29. Great Job you are doing here ma'am!Pls can I use the regular wheat used as swallow for this chinchin and the quantity too plssss! How can I use stove to bake my chinchin instead of frying#trying to eat healthy#. Thanks so much and God bless you ma

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    1. Yes you can make use of wheat flour, use about 800grams. So sorry I don't know how you can use a stove to bake chin chin. I'll update you when I find out :)

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  30. I jus used ur recipe now now and d result was wow! Thought d 1st set was very brown cos I set d temp of d deep fryer too high but wen I reduced it,subsequent ones turned out perfect. Tanx a lot

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