Chicken Stuffed Steam Buns

Updated: Jun 24





Chicken Stuffed Steamed Buns


For the chicken Filling:

1 Pound chopped chicken (thighs preferable)

¼ cup chopped scallions

¼ cup low sodium soy sauce

1 tablespoon Chinese 5 spice

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

2 tablespoons brown sugar


For the Steam Buns

1 ¼ cup lukewarm water

2 teaspoons instant yeast

1/3 cup sugar

3 ½ cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons shortening


Method:

Make the bread dough first by placing water in a nonreactive bowl and sprinkling with yeast and sugar. Stir and set aside until foamy. In a separate bowl, combine flour and salt. Add yeast mixture and shortening. Mix well and knead until the dough is elastic (about 5 minutes). Return dough to bowl and cover and rest for 1 hour.

While the dough is resting, make the chicken filling. Bring a skillet to smoke point, add oil, Chinese 5 spice and chicken. Brown chickn until it is cooked thoroughly. Add soy sauce, scallions and brown sugar. Cook until the liquid is absorbed. Set aside to cool.

Punch down dough and scale into 1 ¼ oz balls. Fill balls with about a tablespoon of pork mixture. Place each ball on a small piece of parchment and allow to proof.

Place buns in bamboo steamer over boiling water and steam for 20 minutes. Serve immediately.