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Chin-Chin: The Nigerian Snack

Updated on September 7, 2016

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: Serves four to six people


  • 8 cups All purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Butter or Margarine
  • 100ml Evaporated milk
  • ½ a teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1 cup Powdered sugar or honey or other sweetener
  • 1 teaspoon Ground nutmeg
  • 2 medium sized eggs Eggs
  • A pinch of Salt
  • Lukewarm water
  • Vegetable Oil for frying
Rolled and cut dough
Rolled and cut dough | Source


  1. Dissolve the sugar in the evaporated milk. Whisk in the egg, and set aside
  2. Pour the flour into a mixing bowl
  3. Add the dry ingredients: nutmeg, baking powder and salt. Mix thoroughly
  4. Add the butter/margarine and rub in the flour until smooth
  5. Pour the sugar and milk mixture into the flour and fold in
  6. Add a little water and mix into a thick dough
  7. Place the dough on a clean surface and knead
  8. Roll into a very thin size, and cut into strips
  9. Cut into cubes or desired shape, and put in a tray to air for about 5 minutes
  10. Half fill a deep fryer/pot with oil and deep fry in hot oil until golden brown
  11. Remove from oil when it has turned golden brown, and place in a tray lined with absorbent paper, and let it cool
  12. Serve with a drink or store in an airtight container for future use.
Fried Chin Chin
Fried Chin Chin | Source

Tips: If you want your chin-chin very crunchy, reduce the quantity of eggs and butter you use.

Fun Facts! There are as many variations in shapes/ingredients for chin-chin as there are ethnic groups in Nigeria.

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