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Here is how to make the Nigerian Chin Chin

Chin chin

Chin chin - This snack is a very popular Nigerian snack that doesn't last on the Table at all if done right and different people have their preferences ranging from the really hard ones to the really soft ones. My preference is just in-between and thats the recipe I have shared below. However, I have given some tips below on how you can make the soft or the hard version so you could choose your preference.
Course Snack
Cuisine African
Keyword baking, easy, homemade
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 People
Calories 166kcal
Author Lola Osinkolu


  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • A pinch of Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 egg large
  • 5 to 6 Tbsp Milk
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp Butter melted
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon or nutmeg


  • Mix the Flour, baking powder, Sugar, and Nutmeg together in a Bowl
  • Add the Egg, Melted Butter and Milk to the dry mixture and mix together until a dough is formed and knead the dough for a couple of minutes (about 2 to 4 minutes)
  • Roll the dough it out into a thin sheet of about a 1/4 to 1/6 inch thickness and use a pizza cutter or a knife to cut the dough into tiny pieces as shown in the video above
  • Preheat some oil - enough to deep fry the chin chin and fry until golden brown.
  • Allow to cool completely before serving. Enjoy!



Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 2mg