Chicken Bread

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2-3 medium loafs

One of my personal favourite recipes and a definite keeper of a recipe!

I have included step by step instructions with pictures HERE

Ingredients for Dough
4 cups
plain/all purpose flour
1 tbsp.
instant yeast
2 tbsp.
powdered milk
1 tsp.
4 tbsp.
egg (plus one for glazing)
1 tsp.
castor sugar
1/4 tsp
baking powder
(to reduce any yeasty smell)
Ingredients for Chicken Filling
1 1/2 - 2 cups
chicken boiled and shredded
(250-300 gm when uncooked)
small onions (finely chopped)
1 tsp.
1 tsp.
black pepper
2 tbsp.
coriander leaves
green chilies (chopped)
1 tsp.
garam masala powder
2 tbsp.
2 tbsp.
1 cup
sesame seeds as required

For the Chicken Filling:

Heat 2 tbsp. butter fry onion till soft then add 2 tbsp. flour with 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. black pepper, 1 tsp. garam masala.

Add the milk, cook till thick, mix in the shredded chicken add chopped green chilies and coriander leaves, remove and cool completely.

The filling will look like THIS

For the Dough:

In a bowl mix together 4 cups flour, 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. castor sugar, 2 tbsp. milk powder, 1 tbsp. yeast, 1/4 tsp baking powder, 4 tbsp. oil and 1 egg, knead to a medium soft dough with slightly warm water, leave to rise for 1 hour.

Divide the dough into two or three depending on how big you want the loaves. Proceed with viewing the subsequent steps to see how the bread is shaped.

Now divide the dough into two or three parts depending on what size loaves of chicken bread you want. Roll the dough to a rectangular shape, snip the sides with scissors or a knife, put filling in the center and fold each side so they overlap each other (like a braid) the filling will show slightly but that's ok, brush top with beaten egg, sprinkle sesame seeds and bake on 200 degree C for 25 minutes or so.

Right after taking out of the oven apply butter well on whole bread and let it rest covered with a cloth for 2-3 min to soften the bread completely.

I always make big batches of chicken bread at a go and then wrap them well with film or foil, then put them in some sort of a cellophane bag and tie it up tight and freeze. They can keep up to 4 weeks! When you need one, you just thaw it out overnight in the fridge or keep it out on the counter until it's thawed out, then unwrap and zap it in the micro for a minute or so until it warms up, and then splash a little bit of water using your fingertips on it and put it in the oven for about 5 minutes to freshen it back up. Becomes as good as new! :)



This Has become a family$friends favorite!!!JazakAllah!!!

AOA Fauzia, just need to clear one thing, u have mentioned in the chicken bread recipe that u make big batches of it & freeze it, what i need to confirm it is that " do u par bake this chicken bread also for 8 min as per other pies & pizzas" & then freeze it. i am thinking of making it for a ladies get together in the morning & I want to save time by making it ahead . Thanks. Take care.

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W/Salaam Tamkeen, please refer to this note and let me know if you have any questions, hopefully it will help. How to Freeze Breads

Thank u Fauzia.

i tried this chicken bread recipe for so many times now and have referred it to friends as well.mashallah it comes out so yummy and tasty.everything is perfect in the recipe.all my family loves it every time i make it.

For a first try, it was perfect Mashaallah! Everyone's asking for recipe. May Allah reward you for sharing.

What is the oven used to make this,if it's microwave ,then how many minutes?

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Fan-assisted oven, not microwave. Takes about 25minutes in the oven, not sure about the time it would take in a microwave.

Today i made chicken bread ,it was so lovely n tasty ,jazakallah for so nice n perfect recipe .

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W/Salaam, please go through this note and see if any of the tips given will help revive the dough. Since you used dry yeast, did you remember to activate it first before adding it to the flour? Yeast

Salaamz fauzia. I attempted this recipe. I didn't have instant yeast so I used dry yeast but the dough didn't rise:( shall I scrap the dough and make it again or shall I fill it anyway?

Asak Fauzia, I'd like to know the above mentioned Quantity is enough for how may persons? Thanx

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W/Salaam, approximately 6-7 people.

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Yes it is.

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Hi, no it is not harmful, DRY yeast needs to be activated in order for it to function properly otherwise the dough does not expand well or become airy and light.

hi how much in grams is 4 cups flour.and how much chicken

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Hi! Here are my measurement conversions: Measurements

Chicken would be around 250gm.

assalamu alykum fauzia, ramadan mubaraq, here don't we want to preheat the oven before baking?

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W/Salaam, yes you need to preheat the oven to the recommended temperature (200 C)

Salaam u forgot to add the egg in the dough will it make much of a difference?

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W/Salaam, sorry, I forgot the egg? I haven't forgotten it, it is included in the recipe! Maybe you missed it?

Egg is not listed in your ingredients, just in your directions.

oops...never mind :-)

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It is included, please re-check!!

what is powdered milk?

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Milk in powder form.

i tried this recipe for the first time..masha allah it was whole family loves it..positive comments from them. i am so happy.jazakkallahu hair fauzia. may allah bless you.

Hi Fauzia,
I attempted this recipe... however, I did not "activate" the dry yeast (i didnt know i had to)... is it harmful? also, I notice that the dough was not baked properly where I made the "braids"... any tips?

hi can i make this without using milk powder?

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Hi, yes you can.

can i use dis for a ready made bun? wich chicken recipe of urz is gud to mix with mayonnaise?

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Yes you can, and no need of mayonnaise for this recipe.

which oil do u use in the dough

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Regular vegetable/cooking oil.

how much is 4 cups flour

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Each cup of flour is 120gm.

Hello, would powdered milk be the same as instant dry milk?? Also what is castor sugar? Thanks. Looking forward to trying this recipe

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Hi, powdered milk is not the same as instant dry milk, it is slightly different but you can use the instant in it's place or use fresh milk. Castor sugar is grinded regular sugar.

Oops sorry for reposting same comment...where can I find powdered milk, maybe some Indian store?? If not I'll have to iftar sn alternative. Thank you for your help

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Yes any indian store, even regular supermarkets should have it. Otherwise just use fresh milk in its place.

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Milk powder. :)

Hello, would powdered milk be the same as instant dry milk?? Also what igga castor sugar? Thanks. Looking forward to trying this recipe

hi insha allah im going to ,ake ur rose rolls can u tell me wat do u mean buy powderd milk? is is coconut milk or pilk powder.

im sorry mistake milk powder not pilk hehehe sorry for the typing mistake

hey this looks oo yummy. but i have a doubt... can i bake this in a micro wave..if yes then how??

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Sorry I never bake or cook in the microwave.

hi. we have an online newsletter at work, totally internal. Would you mind if i use your recipe for Chicken bread in our September issue? Will of course give you credit and refer to your website. Free advertising. Please let me know asap.


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Hi! Yes that is perfectly ok, thanks for asking! Do remember to send me a link please if possible! :)

Hi Fauzia, can I use this for making rolls, and just a twisted bread, thats without adding anything insde.

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Hi, yes that is ok.