Servings : 12 muffins
Muffins certainly do not always need to be sweet! These incredible moist and fluffy muffins make for something deliciously different and are guaranteed to be a hit with all who try them. They are perfect after-school healthy snack for kids but are great for adults too.
They freeze beautifully so these can be made in larger batches and frozen in ziploc bags. Simply warm them up and serve as and when needed. You can mix and match the ingredients, using up whatever you have on hand. Perfect addition to lunch boxes!
- 2 cups self-rising flour
- 1/2 cup boiled shredded chicken (any leftover chicken will do)
- 1/2 cup grated cheese (I like to mix cheddar with mozzarella)
- 1/2 cup mixture of chopped capsicum, onion and sweet corn (you can mix chopped mushrooms or grated carrots too)
- 1 tbsp. chopped coriander
- 1 chopped green chilli or chili flakes (optional for extra spice)
- pinch of salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup melted butter (125 gm)
- 1 egg lightly beaten
- 1 cup milk
You can make your own self-rising flour by adding 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder and a pinch of salt to EACH cup of plain/all purpose flour.
Preheat the oven to 180C.
Grease the cups of your muffin or cupcake pan.
In a large bowl, sift/sieve the flour, then add all the dry ingredients (chicken, cheese, capsicum, onion, sweet corn, coriander, chilli, salt and pepper etc). Stir them together so they are evenly distributed in the flour.
In a spearate jug, add the three liquid ingredients (milk, butter and egg). Lightly whisk with a fork to combine. Now pour the liquid ingredients into the bowl that has the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Do NOT over-mix as this will make the muffins chewy.
Spoon the batter into the muffin cups and bake for 15 minutes or until skewer stuck in the center comes out clean.
Remove the pan and allow them to cool slightly.
A question plz….. can dis batter/mixture be used in the sandwich maker? As in sandwich maker cakes?
W/Salaam, have actually never
W/Salaam, have actually never tried that. Let me know if you do and how it turns out. 🙂
Hi Fauzia, lovely recipes, I
Hi Fauzia, lovely recipes, I tried the biscuit pudding and honeycomb bread, they were awesome!! I have baked the savoury muffins but it did not colour on top and it’s still a little wet after cooking for 25 min, can I fry them now so this does not get wasted or what can I do?
Hi, sounds like there could
Hi, sounds like there could be an issue with the oven baking, less heat from the top than from the sides. Not sure if frying them would work but you could try toasting them in an oven toaster.
Salam alikum fauzia ur just
Salam alikum fauzia ur just awesome!! I wanted to ask how to bake these whether in a gas based oven or electric ? Which one do u use 🙂 thanks a lot ur the master of innovations in food keep it up !!
W/Salaam, I use an electric
W/Salaam, I use an electric oven. Thanks!
can i use whole wheat flour instead?
Yes you can, although it MAY result in slightly denser results.
About how many grams is 1/2 cup chicken?
About 50-70 grams.