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Spicy Chicken Stuffed Buns

Tender meat filled dough is the perfect portabe snack.
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Course: Appetizer, Dinner, lunch, Snack
Prep Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 230kcal
Cost: Under $5


For the filling:

  • 12 ounces (40g) chicken thighs cut into small pieces
  • 1 ½ tablespoons butter
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 large onion thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons tomato purée
  • 1 tablespoon chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 ½ teaspoons chili flakes
  • salt to taste

For the buns:

  • 12 ounces (340g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tablespoons dry active yeast
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 5 ounces (140ml) milk warmed

For topping:

  • 1 egg yolk
  • sesame seeds


To make the filling:

  • Heat butter in a pan, add chicken pieces and cook them for around 2-3 minutes on medium-high flame. This will help the chicken to retain its juices.
  • Add thinly sliced onion and salt and cook for another 2-3 minutes or until the onion turns translucent.
  • Now add tomato purée, chili sauce, Italian seasoning, grated garlic, and chili flakes. Cook for 4-5 minutes, until everything is well combined.

To make the buns:

  • In a small bowl, add warm milk, yeast, and sugar. Let the yeast activate; this will take around 5 minutes. The mixture should be frothy.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add flour, salt, egg, oil and activated yeast. Knead it till everything comes together and forms a soft dough. Take out the dough on a floured surface and knead for another 2-3 minutes. Put the dough in a mixing bowl, cover it with cling wrap, and set aside till it doubles in size. This process will take almost 1 hour.
  • Once the dough is doubled in size, take it out from the bowl and make equal size balls. This dough will give around 12 dough balls.
  • Spread the dough ball using your palm to form a disc, put the chicken mixture in the center, and very gently close it to form a bun.
  • Repeat the process with remaining dough balls. Brush the tops with egg yolk and sprinkle sesame seeds on top of buns. Put them aside for another 30-35 minutes.
  • Bake for 20-22 minutes in a preheated oven at 350F / 180C oven.


  • When baking, always use room-temperature ingredients. 
  • Use a scale for the most accurate measurements.
  • Cut the chicken into very small bite-sized pieces.
  • Allow the chicken filling to cool before stuffing it into the dough.
  • Avoid overfilling the dough.
  • There are 7 WW Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving of this.


Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 318IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 2mg