Chicken Bao Buns

by Nazreen Ebthisam

Chicken Bao Buns | Steamed Bao Buns | Chicken Steam Buns

Chicken Bao Buns are a popular Chinese dish that consists of fluffy steamed buns filled with crispy, juicy chicken and various toppings. The buns are made from fermented yeast dough, giving them a soft and pillowy texture. The chicken is typically seasoned and fried to achieve a crispy exterior. The filling can be customized with different sauces and toppings, such as fresh vegetables, spicy sriracha mayonnaise, or Asian cabbage slaw.

Chicken bao buns are often served as a snack or a meal and can be enjoyed at home or in restaurants. They are known for their delicious combination of flavors and textures, with the softness of the bun contrasting with the crispy chicken.

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Chicken Bao Buns

Serves: 5 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Rating: 5.0/5
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  • All Purpose Flour - 2 cups
  • Instant Yeast - 1 tsp
  • Sugar - 1 tbsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Baking Powder - ¾ tsp
  • Milk - 2 tbsp
  • Warm Water
  • Oil - 2 tbsp

For Chicken Filling:-

  • Chicken cubes - 250g
  • Onion - 1 cup (chopped)
  • Capsicum - 1 cup (chopped)
  • Paprika powder - 1 tsp
  • Pepper powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt - ½ tsp
  • Oil - 2 tbsp

To Marinate:-

  • Turmeric Powder- ¼ tsp
  • Pepper Powder - 1 tsp
  • Cumin Powder - ½ tsp
  • Chilli Powder - 1 ½ tsp
  • Salt - ¾ tsp
  • Curd - 1 tbsp


  1. To prepare the dough, mix all the dry ingredients, add milk and mix again.
  2. Now, add warm water gradually and knead to a soft dough. Grease the dough with oil, cover and keep aside for the dough to ferment or double in size.
  3. Marinate the chicken cubes with the ingredients mentioned under "To Marinate". Keep for 15 minutes.
  4. Heat oil and shallow fry the chicken pieces. Add onion and capsicum, mix well for 3 minutes.
  5. Add paprika powder, pepper powder, salt and mix until raw smell fades. Keep aside.
  6. Once the dough is fermented, punch it down and knead again. Divide the dough into 3 balls. Take a dough ball and roll it down with ½inch thickness and cut out mini discs from the crepe.
  7. Brush some oil over the mini discs and fold it. Gently roll again and keep aside for another 30 mins.
  8. Steam cook the buns for 10 to 12 minutes.
  9. Once its cooked, gently unfold the bao buns and spread some mayo sauce and place some chicken filling into it. The buns are ready to be served.
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