How To Make Nigerian Chin Chin

Nigerian Chin Chin is a popular snack in Nigeria, enjoyed by both kids and adults. It is a crunchy, sweet, and savory snack that is perfect for any occasion. In this article, we will show you how to make Nigerian Chin Chin from scratch.

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Here are the ingredients you will need to make Nigerian Chin Chin:

  • 500g of all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 125g of sugar
  • 125g of butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • Vegetable oil (for frying)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Mix well.
  2. Add the butter to the dry mixture and mix until the mixture becomes crumbly.
  3. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl and add them to the dry mixture. Mix until the dough is formed.
  4. Gradually add the milk while mixing until the dough is soft and pliable.
  5. On a floured surface, knead the dough for a few minutes.
  6. Roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thickness.
  7. Cut the dough into small squares, using a knife or a pizza cutter.
  8. Heat up vegetable oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
  9. Add the cut dough into the oil and fry until golden brown.
  10. Remove the fried chin chin from the oil and place them on a paper towel to drain excess oil.
  11. Allow the chin chin to cool before serving.


The dough should not be too soft or too hard. If the dough is too soft, add more flour. If it's too hard, add more milk.

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Cut the chin chin into small squares, so they cook evenly.

Make sure the oil is hot enough before adding the chin chin.

Do not overcrowd the pan when frying.


You can add different flavors and spices to your chin chin to make it more interesting. Here are some suggestions:

Add cinnamon or nutmeg for a spicy twist.

Add grated coconut for a tropical flavor.

Add vanilla extract for a sweet fragrance.


Now that you know how to make Nigerian Chin Chin, you can make it whenever you want. It's the perfect snack to have on hand for when you need a quick and tasty treat. Experiment with different flavors and spices to make it your own. Enjoy!


  1. Can I use margarine instead of butter?

Yes, you can use margarine instead of butter.

  1. Can I use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour?

Yes, you can use whole wheat flour, but the texture and taste may be different.

  1. How long does it take to fry the chin chin?

It takes about 3-5 minutes to fry the chin chin, depending on the heat of the oil.

  1. How long can I store chin chin?

You can store chin chin in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

  1. Can I bake chin chin instead of frying it?

Yes, you can bake chin chin in the oven at 350°F for about 20-25 minutes.