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Chin Chin

Chin chin can be really delicious if you know how to make it. 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. 😀

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.

Preparation Time: 90 minutes | serving: 5

  • 5 cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 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 chin
The Ingredients above would make you two plates of chin chin, just like this one here and it could serve about 5-8 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.

How To Make Chin Chin

Sift the flour into a bowl, add the ground nutmeg 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 I recommend in my recipes. If you alter the recipe by using wrong measuring cup or spoon, you might 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 cup of water, 140ml and mix as shown in the video below.

I believe chin chin 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.

Mix properly to get the chin chin 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 your 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.

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 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. See the Chin Chin Video below

Fried chin chin

Transfer into a sieve after frying, allow oil to drain away before transferring into a wide plate where it would cool off for up to three hours, then store in an air tight container. Chin Chin can last up to 2 months in an air tight container.

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

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  1. Idegwu thelma  September 14, 2017

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

  2. Aghedo Laura  October 15, 2017

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

  3. Stella Justice  September 13, 2018

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

    • Chy Anegbu  September 13, 2018

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

  4. Ifeoma  September 13, 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.

    • Chy Anegbu  September 20, 2018

      This is very crunchy (easy to chew).

  5. Rabiat  October 14, 2018

    Thanks very much

  6. Obute Juliet Chinenye  October 26, 2018

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

  7. awotipe adedapo  October 30, 2018

    can i add egg to my chin chin

    • Chy Anegbu  October 31, 2018

      Sure, just 1 for this recipe.

  8. Idodo Victoria  November 22, 2018

    You are wonderful. thanks so much.

  9. Celine  November 22, 2018

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

  10. Titilope Hamzat F.  December 14, 2018

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

  11. Rose  December 22, 2018

    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?

    • Chy Anegbu  December 24, 2018

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

  12. Michelle  February 21, 2019

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