Spicy Chicken Samosas. My Take on Samosas
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Serves: 20
For dough
  • 3 cups of all purpose flour
  • 3tbsps of melted unsalted butter or ghee
  • 1 and ¼ cup of warm water
  • 1 and ½ tsp salt
  • 1 and ½- 2tbsps sugar
  • ⅛ inch freshly grated nutmeg
  • a few tbsps. water for sealing dough
  • Oil for frying
For filling
  • 1 large chicken breast (or ½ lb ground chicken)
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2tbsps and ½ tsp. of coconut or peanut oil(any cooking oil works)
  • 1 large garlic clove(chopped or grated)
  • ½ of a medium onion(chopped)
  • ½ inch of ginger(grated)
  • 4 tbsps. ata din-din or any pepper sauce or hot sauce
  • ½ tsp of thyme
  • ½ tsp curry powder
To cook chicken
  1. Season with salt, pepper and ½tsp. oil. let it marinate for about 30minutes. Cook in the oven at 350 until juices run clear(you may boil or chop and stir fry). When chicken is done. Let it cool for a few minutes then shred using a food processor, a hand mixer or a fork.
  2. Heat the remaining two table spoons of oil and add the onions. Sauté until translucent; then add the garlic and ginger and sauté until fragrant. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. After the chicken has been thoroughly mixed, set aside to cool and work on the dough
For the dough
  1. Melt butter and allow to cool a little
  2. In a deep bowl, mix the dry ingredients; then make a well in the middle of the flour and add the butter and water. The dough will be soft and sticky. Transfer on to a clean and heavily floured work top and gently knead for about 5 minutes(do not over knead).
  3. Pull apart the dough into small balls and let it rest for about 10 minutes.
  4. Using a floured rolling pin(use a clean bottle if you do not have one), roll each ball until flat(you do not want the dough to be heavy, but light and airy). Using the empanada mold, cut little circles out of the rolled out dough, place into the mold, scoop in some chicken and using your finger tips, rub on some water onto the edges of the dough; then press down to seal using the mold. If you do not own a mold, simply cut out little circles and seal like you would a Nigerian meat pie or calzon. Or simply seal using your thumb make little compressions on the edges.
  5. If you can make the triangle; then seal away :)
  6. Heat up some vegetable oil until 350 degrees and fry until golden brown and crunchy, but not burnt. You may also bake at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes. Serve with some sweet chili sauce or Nigerian stew. Any sauce works :)
You may use any type of filling. From a chicken suya, corned beef(one of my favorites) to potatoes. Anything Savory works

For the dough: if the water seems a bit much, add a little flour and if the dough is too tough, add a little water
Recipe by Nigerian Lazy Chef at https://www.nigerianlazychef.com/2015/07/spicy-chicken-samosas/