Chin chin

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For other uses, see Chin chin (disambiguation).
A bag of Nigerian chin-chin sold at a Los Angeles market

Chin Chin is a fried snack popular in West Africa. It is a sweet, hard, donut-like baked or fried dough of wheat flour, and other customary baking items. Chin chin may also contain cowpeas.[1] Many people also bake it with ground nutmeg for flavor. It is usually kneaded and cut into small squares of 1 square inch or so, about a quarter of an inch thick, before frying.[2]


  1. ^ Akubor, Peter I. (2004). "Protein contents, physical and sensory properties of Nigerian snack foods (cake, chin-chin and puff-puff) prepared from cowpea - wheat flour blends". International Journal of Food Science & Technology 39 (4): 419–424. 
  2. ^ Mepba, H. D.; S.C. Achinewhu, S.N. Aso, C.K. Wachukwu (2007). "Microbiological Quality Of Selected Street Foods In Port Harcourt, Nigeria". Journal of Food Safety 27 (2): 208–18. doi:10.1111/j.1745-4565.2007.00073.x.