Servings : 2-3 medium loafs
The chicken bread is one of my favourite braided and stuffed breads. Below are the step by step instructions with pics on how to make the recipe.
Ingredients for Dough
- 4 cups all purpose/plain flour
- 1 tbsp. instant yeast
- 2 tbsp. powdered milk (optional)
- 1 tsp. salt
- 4 tbsp. oil
- 1 egg (plus 1 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)
- 1 medium or 2 small onion chopped finely
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. black pepper
- 2 tbsp. coriander leaves
- 4 chopped green chillies
- 1 tsp. garam masala powder
- 2 tbsp. flour
- 2 tbsp. butter
- 1 cup milk
- sesame seeds as required
For the 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: Creamy Chicken Filling
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.
STEP 1: Roll out the dough into a rectangle. Brush some softened butter over it.
Although the recipe doesn’t call for it, I normally dab a touch of butter to this to make it ultra-yummy. 🙂
STEP 2: Put your filling in the center of the rectangle and make slits on both of the longer sides.
STEP 3: Start bringing the topmost slit ends across from each other alternately
STEP 4: Keep going, remember to alternate, like a crisscross fashion. Left to right…right to left.
STEP 5: This is how it will look as you get further down the bread with the crossing of the sides/braiding.
STEP 6: When you reach the end, leave a tail at the bottom, just for the appearance. You can just tuck everything neatly in if you like, but I prefer to have that bit of a tail at the bottom of the loaf. 🙂
STEP 7: Grease a tray and place your breads. The recipe says to make 2 loaves but I prefer dividing it into three and making three average sized loaves. That is up to your preference!
STEP 8: Apply egg-wash and sprinkle the sesame seeds…then bake in a preheated oven at 200 C for about 25 minutes or until done.
(Egg-wash means to beat an egg with a tsp. of water then brush it all over your bread)
Here’s a twist to the chicken bread, you can make them in baby size too…this is how they look before baking.
FINAL RESULT: Voila! Enjoy your delicious chicken bread!!
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 in cling 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! 🙂
i have tried this and love
i have tried this and love the recipe! however i have noticed my corners turn out to be a bit harder- any suggestions for that? Plus I have another request – whenever you get a moment can you please share spinach gozleme recipe. Your recipes are fool proof and I would love to give it a first go from you recipe! cheers xx
Brush the bread with butter
Brush the bread with butter right after baking and then keep it covered. It helps keep it soft. 🙂
Favorite recipe! It turned
Favorite recipe! It turned out so perfect made it twice already. Thanks for the great recipe
Aslam o Alikum i tried this
Aslam o Alikum i tried this the taste was sooo gud but its dough was too soft to handle and when i bake it sum cracks were on it kindly can told me what was the reason
W/Salaam, the dough needed to
W/Salaam, the dough needed to be kneaded more.
Kneaded method require after
Kneaded method require after or befor rising the dough and the dough should b sticky ????
Please clarify what you mean.
Please clarify what you mean.
Assalamualikum, my bread
Assalamualikum, my bread turned out to be hard. Although it did turn a bit soft after a few minutes bt it was still quitr hard. Can ilu kindly suggest me what should be done to avoid this next time.
And i used 3 cups instead of 4 and used the quantity of remaining ingrediets as mentioned, is this the reason it turned hard? Kindly reply
W/Salaam, please read through
W/Salaam, please read through this note for my tips:
Assalaamu alaikum, Fauzia! really I love your chicken bread yummy recipe!!!
What if we dont have oven?
Can we still make it?
Yes you can, check my stove-top baking folder to see how.
Made the chicken bread today and it came out fabulous and it was very filling and also quite simple to make & super delicious! I Absolutely love your recipes..they are great! Asante!
Ur recipe was a great help to me. And by following the steps I got an awesome result. Thanks dear