Chin Chin

May 30, 2016
Chy Anegbu
Chin chin

Chin chin is a very popular snack in Nigeria and we have seen different recipes in the last couple of years.

Our objective is to make it delicious, crunchy and easy to chew.

I usually deep fry it, as in this case. But I hear it is also possible for it to be baked. I haven’t tried that one yet. 😀

When I eventually do, I will definitely tell you all about it.

Chin Chin

These are some delicious and well-buttered crunchy Nigerian chin chin. And you are just about to learn how I was able to make this delicious Nigerian snack in just about 90 minutes.

Chin Chin Ingredients and Measurement

Preparation Time: 90 minutes

Serving: 6

5 cups of flour
1 spoon of milk flavor
100g margarine
1 cup of powdered milk
1 cup of water
Vegetable oil (1 liter)
3-4 Tablespoons of sugar
Half teaspoon of salt

How to make Chin For Sale

If you are looking to make chin for sale you can also use this recipe.

The Ingredients above would make you two plates of this snack, just like this one here and it could serve about 5 persons. If you are looking to make this for a larger family and you are doing it for the first time, I would suggest you experiment with this exact quantity of ingredients first, then you can double it next time.


Sift the flour into a bowl, add the milk flavor to it, 1 cup of milk, add 3 Tablespoons of sugar to it, use the measuring cups and spoons, please. I have often stressed the importance of using the exact quantity of ingredients that are recommended in any recipe. If you alter the recipe by using the wrong measuring cup or spoon, you could end up with a Ghanaian food. 😀

Also, add the milk flavor and mix all with your hand, make sure they are properly mixed together.

Add 100g of margarine (You will notice that a sachet of cooking margarine is usually 250g, so it would be easy to squeeze off about 40% from a sachet). More margarine would only make your dough brisker and really hard to fry.

chin chin ingredients

Add just half a cup of water, 140ml, and mix properly.

I believe this snack is really easy to make. If you use too much margarine; it would melt while you are frying it, too little margarine and it would become puffy and really hard to chew at the end of the day.

Mix properly to get the dough, you can sift and add extra flour until you get a thick pliable dough that doesn’t stick to your fingers.

Knead on any plain and smooth surface, knead properly until all the ingredients are properly incorporated.

Pinch two handfuls and roll your pin on it to achieve a smooth dough, trim off the edges to achieve a regular looking dough, this makes it easy for you to work your knife around it.

cutting chin chin

Go ahead and slice to any size you want, scoop into another plate, repeat until all are sliced.

How to Fry

Pour one liter of oil into a deep pot or frying pan, allow to heat on medium heat for about 3-4 minutes, then go ahead and fry the chin chin in batches, after each batch (which should be about two cups or one and a half cup per batch), fry the next.
frying chin chin

Don’t forget – You don’t stop stirring until they are off the frying pan or some may get burned. Also, you don’t stir vigorously; you kind of scoop your frying spoon gently in a bid to tumble them while they fry.

Fried chin chin

Transfer into a sieve after frying, allow the oil to drain away before transferring into a wide plate where it would cool off for up to three hours, then store in an airtight container. It can last up to 3 months in airtight containers.

Enjoy with your favorite soft drink. That is how to make chim chim in Nigeria. 😀

I get lots of questions about techniques for preserving chin chin, well, you just don’t need any extra preservative. Just store in airtight containers, it could last up to 6 months in airtight bottles.

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Chin Chin recipe

Chin Chin Recipe | Ingredients and Measurements.

Chy Anegbu
Chin chin is a fried snack in Nigeria, it is one of the most popular desserts. Some of the required ingredients include flour, margarine, vegetable oil, and flavors.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 35 mins
Frying time 25 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Snack
Cuisine Nigerian snack
Servings 6 People
Calories 467 kcal


  • Mixer
  • Frying pan


  • 5 cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp milk flavor
  • 100 g margarine
  • 1 cup powdered milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1000 ml Vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt


  • Combine all the dried ingredients in a bowl and stir together (flour, sugar, milk, and flavor)
  • Add margarine - 100 grams and stir all the ingredients together.
  • Add water to form your dough and mix in the same bowl for up to 3 minutes.
  • Knead on any plain and smooth surface, knead properly until all the ingredients are properly incorporated.
  • Pinch two handfuls and roll your pin on it to achieve a smooth dough, trim off the edges to achieve a regular looking dough, this makes it easy for you to work your knife around it.
  • Cut the dough to any size and shape you like.
  • Deep fry in heated vegetable oil. Fry in batches
  • Once fried, chin chin can be cooled and store in airtight containers for up to 6 months.


Keyword Chin chin recipe, Ingredients

Chin Chin Meaning

Chin chin is a popular fried dessert or snack in Nigeria, almost any Nigeria would snack on it without a second thought. Some major ingredients include flour, butter/margarine, flavors and lots of vegetable oil for frying.

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5 stars
I’m a student given a presentation on questions are. Frying or baking did both taste the same? And what makes the difference
2.if eggs and baking powder are not necessary what ingredients is now necessary.
My last questions ma as a professional what’s your view,advice as well the weakness of the business whom want to take this as profession.

October 7, 2021

What quantity of floor will give me one and half custard bucket of chin chin?

September 1, 2021

5 stars
Thanks for the recipe , I will create time n try it may God bless you in Jesus name, amen.

May 14, 2021

Can i add yeast to it? Will it still be crunchy? Thanks

November 13, 2020
Chy Anegbu

Yeast definitely could mess up your chin chin. You could add a pinch of baking powder.

November 16, 2020

5 stars
Thanks a whole lot

September 1, 2020

I want to make it for sale. In fact i already did but the outcome of it was less than the money i put into it. Secondly,, they keep breaking .please what are the measurements for ingredients to be used for 1 custard rubber? Thanks.

August 17, 2020
Chy Anegbu

I always advise people to practice every recipe with smaller ingredients, for a smaller number of persons before going big.
If your chin crumbles easily, you probably have too much margarine.
Next time, try with just 3 cups of flour. If it turns out right then you can increase the ingredients.

August 17, 2020

Is it compulsory to add milk

August 1, 2020
Chy Anegbu

No, not compulsory but there should be a difference.

August 2, 2020

5 stars
Thanks for the recipe, I have tried making chin chin before but they kept soaking on too much oil. I think it was the butter, I use a whole lot. I am going to try again using this your recipe. Nnenna from Ondo.

July 9, 2020

Thanks chy, I tried it n it came out nice my hubby loves it.

February 21, 2019

Thanks Ma’am for dis recipe. I’ll surely try it out dis Xmas. But my question is dis, can d chin chin last as long as I desire without adding preservative?

December 22, 2018
Chy Anegbu

Chinchin can last up to 6 months in an air-tight container.

December 24, 2018
Titilope Hamzat F.

Sorry to say, are my not put making powder in my chin chin?

December 14, 2018

Thanks Chy. Have been using baking powder when making it. Will try urs by weekend. God bless

November 22, 2018
Idodo Victoria

You are wonderful. thanks so much.

November 22, 2018
awotipe adedapo

can i add egg to my chin chin

October 30, 2018
Chy Anegbu

Sure, just 1 for this recipe.

October 31, 2018
Obute Juliet Chinenye

Thank you so much ma, i really appreciate your work, may God bless you abundantly in Jesus name, Amen.

October 26, 2018

Thanks very much

October 14, 2018

Chy thanks for the good work but this the kind of chin chin that is being sold at some good super markets not that road side ones they sell in parks or other places that are so hard to the extent of removing ones teeth if you don’t eat it carefully ??? will try it out soon.

September 13, 2018
Chy Anegbu

This is very crunchy (easy to chew).

September 20, 2018
Stella Justice

I notice that you didn’t add EGG, and it is true that you can use fanta to make chin chin?

September 13, 2018
Chy Anegbu

Egg is optional, I just don’t see the difference it makes. I have not tried fanta yet. 😀

September 13, 2018
Aghedo Laura

The recipe very help will try it 2moro it will save 2K for booking for chinchin every now n den

October 15, 2017
Idegwu thelma

Nice one yummy.please there are some chi chi that are white how are those ones prepared

September 14, 2017

Thank you for the good workS.

September 4, 2017

The video For making chin chin seems not to be available anymore, pls is dis anyway I cn get it. Wnt to try it out today. Tnx

September 4, 2017
Chy Anegbu

What device are you using? I can see the video alright.

September 6, 2017

nice one

August 3, 2017

excellent work chy?

August 3, 2017

this wonderful I gained

July 10, 2017

Pls how can I get the book?

May 19, 2017
chidi anan

call us on 08035051468. Thanks

May 23, 2017

So explanatory I will try it.thanks so much

May 17, 2017
Gift Onen

what about egg and baking powder

May 16, 2017

Please can I get the recipe of egg roll

February 16, 2017

what of butter because i see other adding it…Or is’t nt necessary??

February 11, 2017
Chy Anegbu

I added butter and I did explain how to use it above. You won’t get the crunchy if you don’t use butter.

February 18, 2017

Nice one thank you

December 15, 2016

What of baking powder and egg, are they not needed.

September 27, 2016
Chy Anegbu

No, they are not needed

September 30, 2016

Hi chy, I observed u didn’t use eggs, it is not necessary.

September 19, 2016
Chy Anegbu

eggs are not neccesary for chin chin. Milk does it.

September 21, 2016

Thanks a a lot, is yeast necessary for this recipe ?cos I have seen people adding it

July 18, 2016
Evelyn Chidinma

So good.

July 18, 2016
Mrs blessing onyeije

Hmnnn yummy yummy

December 26, 2017

Thanks Chy. This na my favorite snack. You talked about baked chin chin, can you show me how that one is done too.

June 14, 2016

Thanks for the chin chin recipe. I have been following your blog and newsletters for over a year already and I must say that you have been a tremendous blessing to me and my future husband. Lol. Have a great day.

June 14, 2016

Tanx but i noticed u didnt add baking powder. Is it not necessary?

June 14, 2016
Chy Anegbu

Baking powder? it’s not neccesary for this recipe.

June 14, 2016
Ng Grace

pls chy,I need a recipe for delicious okpa,moi moi and other related.I will be glad to hear from you soon

June 12, 2016

Nice one.. Thanks a lot for the chin chin recipe

June 11, 2016

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