Chin Chin : Nigerian Chin Chin Recipe

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Hey guys, welcome to another recipe with Dee’s Mealz.

Today, I will be telling you about a simple snack that we need to have at home in case unexpected visitors come around.

It is known as Chin-Chin.

Chin-Chin is mostly prepared during occasions (weddings, naming ceremonies etc.) and festive periods (new year’s celebrations, Christmas etc.).  While some prepare it because of they crave it.

Chin-Chin can be prepared in 2 ways. With eggs or without eggs

You can serve your Chin-Chin with any Soft drink of your choice, Fruit juice, warm milk or hot tea etc.

A lot of things can be added when making chin chin but I am going to keep it direct and simple today.


  • ½ tier flour
  • 250ml of sugar
  • 200ml of Powdered milk
  • ½ tsp of baking powder
  • 250g of butter
  • Vegetable oil

You will also be needing:

A tray

Rolling Pin

Frying Pan

To all my practical lovers, the video below is for you:


Turn the powdered milk and sugar in a suitable bowl.

Add 400ml of water to it and mix well.

Set aside and allow to completely dissolve.

Milk and Sugar Mixture
Milk and Sugar Mixture

Sieve the flour in a suitable bowl.

Sieved flour in bowl
Sieved Flour in bowl

Fetch a little of the flour and set aside to use when flattening the dough.

Add the butter to the flour and mix.

Add the baking powder and continue mixing.

Add the mixture of sugar and milk. Add half of the mixture at first to avoid adding too much water.

Adding the milk and sugar mixture to the flour

Mix well till it forms a dough. The dough should be firm and not sticky.

The dough is ready.

Chin Chin Dough
Chin Chin dough

Get a wide tray, turn it upside down (if you don’t have a flat surface to use) and sprinkle some flour on it to avoid the dough sticking.

Cut the dough in small batch and knead.

Roll the dough with a rolling pin till the dough is flattened

Some flattened dough

Use a knife to cut the flattened dough in straight line.

Cut chinchin

Cut into cubes.

Cutting the chin chin

Continue the process until the dough is finished.

Chunks of chinchin

Add the vegetable oil in a frying pan and set on heat to get hot. Add the cut chin chin when hot.

Chin Chin chunks on heat

Mix and allow to fry.

Mix with time to avoid burning on one side.

Pack out of the oil when all golden brown. Allow to cool down before serving with drink of choice.

Chin Chin served with warm milk

Enjoy and be back for more Nigerian Food recipes.

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