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False Chicken Legs

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Moroccan
Servings 6 people
Calories 311 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 small onion minced
  • 2 lbs of boiled chicken finely minced or mashed
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of mixed spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 medium shredded carrot
  • 1 1/2 cups of finely chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped sweet green pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups rusk
  • 1/4 cup cheese
  • 1 package of puff pastry squares
  • Corn oil for frying


  • In a large frying pan, put the oil. Put the pan on a medium heat to heat the oil, then add the onions and sauté until it becomes a light golden color. Add in the garlic and stir for a minute.
  • Add the shredded chicken and stir for a minute or two.
  • Add the salt, the pepper, cinnamon, turmeric, black pepper, carrots and sweet pepper.
  • Sauté the vegetables for 5 minutes. Leave the mixture to cool completely.
  • On a floured surface, place a piece of puff pastry. Using the rolling pin, stretch the dough a little.
  • Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into 4 squares.
  • Put a teaspoon of the chicken mixture in the center of each square. On the edge of the square put a piece of pasta, or you can use fried potato fingers instead; then close the dough on the filling so that half of the pasta piece remains outside the dough and a chicken thigh is formed. Complete the rest of the dough and filling to get the chicken thighs.
  • In a deep dish, put the eggs and stir with a fork until homogeneous.
  • Take another deep dish, put the breadcrumbs.
  • In a deep-frying pan, put an amount of oil so that it is about 2 inches high. Place the frying pan over a medium heat to heat the oil.
  • Grab a piece of chicken thighs and place in the egg to cover completely, then put in the breadcrumbs to be covered in a generous layer.
  • Put the chicken thighs in the hot oil. Repeat with the rest of the chicken thighs and fry until golden
  • Serve and enjoy your sumptuous dish!


Fiber: 3gCalories: 311kcalSaturated Fat: 3gFat: 12gProtein: 11gCarbohydrates: 13g
Keyword chicken legs, deep frying
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