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Chicken Stuffed Buns

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Stuffed Buns

Nehal is mid way through his final exams and am looking at ways to please his growling tummy. He is ever hungry during exam time. Does it happen with your kids too?

I had bookmarked a recipe for chicken stuffed buns quite some time ago but re-discovered it recently and got down to baking them over the weekend. An absolute winner of a recipe from Ria’s mother, Mrs. Susy Mathew, who runs a food catering business. Thank you, Ria for sharing your mother’s stuffed buns recipe. These buns have become a hit not only with my family but friends and neighbors too.

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Buns proving before baking

These stuffed buns have a light and airy texture and are perfect homemade snacks for kids. They work great for breakfast, as a lunch box snack or an after school snack. The filling is absolutely versatile. You can go the vegetarian way with the likes of paneer and mixed vegetables.

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Chicken Stuffed Buns

Chicken Stuffed Buns Recipe

Prep time: 90 min
Cook time: 10 min
Yield: 12
Main Ingredients: Chicken All Purpose Flour

Ingredients

  • Active dry yeast: 1 tbsp
  • Warm water: 2 tbsps
  • Milk: 1/2 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Vegetable oil: 1/2 cup
  • Maida: 2 1/4 cups (all purpose flour)
  • Sugar: 2 tbsps
  • Egg: 1, beaten
  • Egg white: 1, for egg wash
  • White sesame seeds: for sprinkling
  • Chicken Stuffing
  • Shredded Chicken: 1 1/2 cups (cooked)
  • Onion: 2 (finely chopped)
  • Ginger garlic paste: 1 tsp
  • Red chili powder: 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder: 1 1/2 tsps
  • Cumin powder: pinch
  • Garam Masala powder: pinch
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves: 2 tbsps (finely chopped)

Method

  1. Dissolve the yeast in warm water with 1/2 tbsp sugar and 1/2 tbsp flour. Leave aside for 10 mts.
  2. Boil the milk and cool till it is warm on touch. Add sugar, oil and salt.
  3. Mix well with a wooden spoon till the sugar dissolves. Add 1 cup flour and mix to a smooth paste.
  4. Add the beaten egg, yeast and mix. Add the remaining flour and mix well till it forms a smooth dough.
  5. Knead well for 10 mts. Let it rest till it doubles in volume (approx an hour or two). While its resting prepare the chicken filling.
  6. Punch down the dough lightly using your palm and divide the dough equally.
  7. Flatten each portion and fill with 1 tbsp of the chicken filling. Re-shape into a smooth ball. Sprinkle the top with sesame seeds.
  8. Let it sit/prove for another 20 mins.
  9. Bake them in a pre-heated oven at 200 degrees C for 10-12 mts. When it starts to brown, brush tops with egg white.
  10. Method for Chicken Filling - Heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel, add the onions and saute for 4 mts. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for 4 mts..
  11. Reduce the heat, add the red chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and garam masala powder and mix well.
  12. Add the shredded chicken and mix well. Add salt to taste. Cook for 3 mts.
  13. Turn off heat and cool. Add coriander leaves and mix.

Tips

  • You can try different fillings of your choice. Grated paneer, mixed vegetables, green peas masala make for a good filling.
  • White sesame seeds is optional.
  • These buns taste good without the stuffing too.

Nehal is mid way through his final exams and am looking at ways to please his growling tummy. He is ever hungry during exam time. Does it happen with your kids too? I had bookmarked a recipe for chicken stuffed buns quite some time ago but re-discovered it recently and got down to baking them over the weekend. These stuffed buns are perfect homemade snacks for kids.

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By • Feb 28th, 2012 • Category: All Recipes, Featured Recipes, Flour Recipes, Indian Chicken Recipes, Indian Snacks and Starter Recipes, Lunch Box Recipes

  • Nithraj

    Do you think we can make the buns without egg?

    • Anonymous

      You can also make this eggless. Use 1 1/2 cups maida, 3 tbsp oil, 1/4 cup milk, 1/4 cup water, 3/4 th tablespoon active dry yeast, a tbsp of sugar and 1/2 tbsp salt. Add yeast to luke warm milk and sugar and keep aside till the sugar is dissolved. Add flour in a large bowl, add all the ingredients including yeast mixture and make a smooth dough. Allow to double in size, approx an hour. Follow rest of the recipe.

      • Shilpi

        Where can we get active dry yeast?and can this be replaced in this recipe?

        • Rexchem

          Walmart

        • Rexchem

          Walmart

      • Shilpi

        Where can we get active dry yeast?and can this be replaced in this recipe?

      • Pete

        Hmm…looks very similar to Chinese stuffed buns. Same concept.

    • Anonymous

      You can also make this eggless. Use 1 1/2 cups maida, 3 tbsp oil, 1/4 cup milk, 1/4 cup water, 3/4 th tablespoon active dry yeast, a tbsp of sugar and 1/2 tbsp salt. Add yeast to luke warm milk and sugar and keep aside till the sugar is dissolved. Add flour in a large bowl, add all the ingredients including yeast mixture and make a smooth dough. Allow to double in size, approx an hour. Follow rest of the recipe.

  • Nithraj

    Do you think we can make the buns without egg?

  • Nithraj

    Do you think we can make the buns without egg?

  • Stillnotyet100

    Thus one is on my wish list since long,…will try sometime soon,.:)

  • Stillnotyet100

    Thus one is on my wish list since long,…will try sometime soon,.:)

  • Stillnotyet100

    Thus one is on my wish list since long,…will try sometime soon,.:)

  • Ria Mathew

    Hello Sailu, Thank you so much for trying this recipe…I have to tell Amma about this :) She will be very happy!

    We adore this at home :)

  • nitha

    hi sailu it would also be a tempting snack for fussy kids.can we make it without adding egg?

  • nitha

    hi sailu it would also be a tempting snack for fussy kids.can we make it without adding egg?

    • Anonymous

      Yes, you can make these eggless. Use 1 1/2 cups maida, 3 tbsp oil, 1/4 cup milk, 1/4 cup water, 3/4 th tablespoon active dry yeast, a tbsp of sugar and 1/2 tbsp salt. Add yeast to luke warm milk and sugar and keep aside till the sugar is dissolved. Add flour in a large bowl, add all the ingredients including yeast mixture and make a smooth dough. Allow to double in size, approx an hour. Follow rest of the recipe.

  • nitha

    hi sailu it would also be a tempting snack for fussy kids.can we make it without adding egg?

  • nitha

    hi sailu it would also be a tempting snack for fussy kids.can we make it without adding egg?

  • Sowjanya Padavala

    hi sailu , thank u

  • http://zaiqa.net/ mona

    They look so mouth watering Sailaja!

  • http://zaiqa.net/ mona

    They look so mouth watering Sailaja!

  • http://zaiqa.net/ mona

    They look so mouth watering Sailaja!

  • Hima

    All your recipes are good. Thank You. So, what kind of oven you use? Hope you are in India :)

    • Anonymous

      I use an OTG (Murphy Richards). Yes, am based in India.

  • Hima

    All your recipes are good. Thank You. So, what kind of oven you use? Hope you are in India :)

  • Gauri Gharpure

    This is such a yum recipe Sailu! At your blog after a long time and love the cool neat layout. Hope you are doing great..

  • Gauri Gharpure

    This is such a yum recipe Sailu! At your blog after a long time and love the cool neat layout. Hope you are doing great..

  • Nazia Hussain

    Why do we have to brush the buns after 10-12mnts with egg white ? any specific reason??

    • Anonymous

      The egg wash is to give a glazed look (shiny) to the buns.

  • Nazia Hussain

    Why do we have to brush the buns after 10-12mnts with egg white ? any specific reason??

  • Cynthiapinto

    Suberb recipe. I recently bought a panasonic 5 way cooking microwave oven. haven’t gone thru the manual as yet. could you please briefly mention the settings i may use

  • Cynthiapinto

    Suberb recipe. I recently bought a panasonic 5 way cooking microwave oven. haven’t gone thru the manual as yet. could you please briefly mention the settings i may use

  • Cynthiapinto

    Suberb recipe. I recently bought a panasonic 5 way cooking microwave oven. haven’t gone thru the manual as yet. could you please briefly mention the settings i may use

  • Poornima

    Hi!Buns recipe seems to be yummy but my daughter is totally veg.so please tell if i don’t add eggs , ‘ll it come good.For filling i’ll replace chicken with other things.

    • Anonymous

      You can also make this eggless. Use 1 1/2 cups maida, 3 tbsp oil, 1/4 cup milk, 1/4 cup water, 3/4 th tablespoon active dry yeast, a tbsp of sugar and 1/2 tbsp salt. Add yeast to luke warm milk and sugar and keep aside till the sugar is dissolved. Add flour in a large bowl, add all the ingredients including yeast mixture and make a smooth dough. Allow to double in size, approx an hour. Follow rest of the recipe.

    • Anonymous

      You can also make this eggless. Use 1 1/2 cups maida, 3 tbsp oil, 1/4 cup milk, 1/4 cup water, 3/4 th tablespoon active dry yeast, a tbsp of sugar and 1/2 tbsp salt. Add yeast to luke warm milk and sugar and keep aside till the sugar is dissolved. Add flour in a large bowl, add all the ingredients including yeast mixture and make a smooth dough. Allow to double in size, approx an hour. Follow rest of the recipe.

  • Poornima

    Hi!Buns recipe seems to be yummy but my daughter is totally veg.so please tell if i don’t add eggs , ‘ll it come good.For filling i’ll replace chicken with other things.

  • shalini

    looks absolutely mouth watering

  • bindu molleti

    IN WHICH RACK BUNS TO BE BAKED?? MIDDLE?

  • bindu molleti

    IN WHICH RACK BUNS TO BE BAKED?? MIDDLE?

    • Anonymous

      Yes.

    • Anonymous

      Yes.

  • lalitha

    I too used to feel very hungry during my exams.

  • http://www.sevenpoint2.com/ The Vegetarian

    These looks warm and delicious. I like the idea of the filling be made for vegetarians like myself. I’m just wondering though about egg replacement. Was the egg in this recipe used to bind the ingredients or to make it soft and airy?

  • http://www.sevenpoint2.com/ The Vegetarian

    These looks warm and delicious. I like the idea of the filling be made for vegetarians like myself. I’m just wondering though about egg replacement. Was the egg in this recipe used to bind the ingredients or to make it soft and airy?

  • http://www.sevenpoint2.com/ The Vegetarian

    These looks warm and delicious. I like the idea of the filling be made for vegetarians like myself. I’m just wondering though about egg replacement. Was the egg in this recipe used to bind the ingredients or to make it soft and airy?

  • Huma

    Hi sailu,

    I have tried thus stuffed buns and this tasted soooo good, everyone in my family enjoyed…
    Thanks for sharing and keep up your good work.

  • Nima Krishnan

    I made these buns and they came out so well. Thank you Sailu.The dough seemed much too sticky at first but I stuck to the recipe and all was well. Try it out all of you!!!

  • Nima Krishnan

    I made these buns and they came out so well. Thank you Sailu.The dough seemed much too sticky at first but I stuck to the recipe and all was well. Try it out all of you!!!

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  • http://www.sumiskitchen.blogspot.com/ Sumi

    I tried out this recipe and it turned out beautifully.Cant wait to blog about it :)

  • Nymeria

    If I want to make these using wheat flour instead of all purpose, do any other proportions change?

  • Nymeria

    If I want to make these using wheat flour instead of all purpose, do any other proportions change?

    • Anonymous

      No, you can follow the recipe as it is.

    • Anonymous

      No, you can follow the recipe as it is.

    • Anonymous

      No, you can follow the recipe as it is.

  • Nymeria

    If I want to make these using wheat flour instead of all purpose, do any other proportions change?

  • Md rasheed ali

    pls display u r publications

  • Md rasheed ali

    pls display u r publications

  • MD Rasheed Ali

    R U CERTIFYED CHEF ?

  • MD Rasheed Ali

    R U CERTIFYED CHEF ?

    • Anonymous

      No.

    • Anonymous

      No.

    • Anonymous

      No.

    • Bhaskar

      How does it matter? As long as one has passion and cooks with their heart, they are no less than a certified chef :)

    • Bhaskar

      How does it matter? As long as one has passion and cooks with their heart, they are no less than a certified chef :)

    • Bhaskar

      How does it matter? As long as one has passion and cooks with their heart, they are no less than a certified chef :)

  • http://www.smileycooking.com/ Charissa Jane

    I saw the recipe here and I had to try them. I want to tell you that they were incredible. My whole family was delighted. Thank you for the recipe. Best regards!

  • http://www.smileycooking.com/ Charissa Jane

    I saw the recipe here and I had to try them. I want to tell you that they were incredible. My whole family was delighted. Thank you for the recipe. Best regards!

  • Anon

    using egg yolk for the wash brings out a nice golden colour on the buns. try it!

  • Chaitanya

    Hi Sailu, Is there any substitute for milk for this stuffed Bun recipe. My son is severely allergetic to milk. It would be helpful for the moms like me if you can mention alternative( like soy milk or some thing else that is non diary) for the diary products in your recipe whenever possible.

    I love your recipes. I try almost everything that is non diary.

    Thanks and Best Wishes.

  • Chaitanya

    Hi Sailu, Is there any substitute for milk for this stuffed Bun recipe. My son is severely allergetic to milk. It would be helpful for the moms like me if you can mention alternative( like soy milk or some thing else that is non diary) for the diary products in your recipe whenever possible.

    I love your recipes. I try almost everything that is non diary.

    Thanks and Best Wishes.

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  • Chitra

    HI..what an amazing collection of recipes you have..have tried out some and it’s been perfect! Specially liked this chicken filled recipe. It came out so well and better than anything I have had in a shop. The only problem was that I had to use almost 4 cups of flour but it didn’t seem to matter as the buns were very soft. Thanks a ton for the recipe!

  • Veena

    Do you know if I can make the dough and save it for the next day for fresh buns everyday?

    Thanks!

    • http://sailusfood.com/ Sailu | Indian Food

      Yes, refrigerate the dough after it rises. Use it next day.

  • Neelima

    I just tried it out today..both kids and adults loved it equally! Kudos for such great recipe.

  • Reena Gupta

    very good concept for preparing bun with simple steps…like your dish…

  • Sravanthi

    I have a combi oven (MW+convection+grill)…what mode should I be using to bake these and all things that need to be baked, like your pav buns etc. Some recipes to make us use these ovens rather than only heating purpose would be of great help, especially mentioning which mode to be used. Thanks.

  • Sravanthi

    I have a combi oven (MW+convection+grill)…what mode should I be using to bake these and all things that need to be baked, like your pav buns etc. Some recipes to make us use these ovens rather than only heating purpose would be of great help, especially mentioning which mode to be used. Thanks.

  • Sri

    Hi Sailu,

    I m big fan of ur recipies. I tried this chicken bun recipe, but a small variation I made them with pizza dough, which I bought from a local bakery and made a vegi filling. I tastes awsome. Thanks for the recipe. Can u tell me what we can make with Ragi flour other than ragi malt and ragi mudda.

  • SM

    Hello Sailu, thanks for a wonderful recipe. I tried it out today, the bun came out tasty, but mine did not brown on the top as yours… any suggestions ? is it the oven temperature or something else missing ?

    • http://sailusfood.com/ Sailu | Indian Food

      Sometimes if the top element of your oven does not work, browning does not happen. If your buns are cooked through but not browning, place it on the middle rack or top rack. Also pre heat oven for a good 15-20 mts or so.

  • Iram fatima

    hi, i tried the buns, turned out great, just with baking time felt that, if baked(the top and bottom griller on @ 240 degrees C for 8 to 10 mins, they turned out better, but that worked well in my OTG, it may vary from oven to oven.
    just want to say lovely recipe, very simple and great to taste! thank you!

  • http://twitter.com/turmericnspice Turmericnspice

    looks awesome

  • sarah

    can we make these in advance? if so, how shd we reheat them? thanx

    • http://sailusfood.com/ Sailu | Indian Food

      Yes, you can make in advance. You can reheat at the time of serving.

  • Nandini .Ashok

    These buns and the filling are excellent. They come out real well. I just tried them. Thank you

  • Rene Jays Vergis

    Dear sailu…I tried this recipe and it came wonderful..thanks a lot !!
    what if i want to make this same buns with 4 cups of maida, what abt the other ingredients quantity? can you please advise?

  • Avantika

    Tried your recipe. It turned out to be very good. Can we also try this with fresh yeast ?
    A small request .. can you please post receipe for sweet buns also. Thanks.

    • http://sailusfood.com/ Sailu | Indian Food

      Yes, use fresh yeast. Use 1/2 tbsp.

  • Snigdha

    for shredded chicken, do we boil chicken and then grate it? if yes, do we need to add salt when boiling chicken?

    • Snigdha

      Also, i dont have an oven but i love the stuffing recipie. i plan to buy buns and fill in the chicken stuffing like a sandwich. does the chicken need any further cooking in this way because you are baking the buns along with the stuffing.

      • http://sailusfood.com/ Sailu | Indian Food

        No, it does not require further cooking.

    • http://sailusfood.com/ Sailu | Indian Food

      Yes, boil and shred and add salt at the time of boiling chicken.