Chicken Buns


Chicken Buns are baked buns with chicken filling inside, which are very delicious, crispy outside soft and fluffy in the middle, it tastes so good. This is perfect to put in your kids lunch box or it will make a great after school snack. These stuffed buns have a light and airy texture and are perfect homemade snacks for kids. The filling is absolutely versatile. You can go the vegetarian way by using paneer, cheese or mixed vegetables. I have posted this recipe with step by step pictures. Let’s get started.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Resting Time: 1 – 2 hours
Cooking Time: 40 minutes
Yields: 5 Buns

For Dough:
All purpose flour/Maida3 cups
Sugar1 1/2 tsp
Instant Yeast2 tsp (You can also use dry yeast,
if you use that activate dry yeast
with 1/4 cup of lukewarm water
and 1 tsp of sugar, mix and leave
it room temperature until yeast activates)
Salt1/2 tsp
Lukewarm Milk1/2 cup
Egg1 large
Water1/2 cup + 2 tbsp
Oil2 tbsp
For Stuffing:
Chicken Keema/Minced Chicken400 grams
Oil/Butter2 tbsp
Onion (Finely Chopped)1
Ginger Garlic paste1 tbsp
Black pepper powder1 tsp
Garam Masala1 – 2 tsp
All purpose flour/Maida1 tbsp
Milk1/4 cup
SaltTo taste
Other Ingredients:
Melted Butter for Brushing the Buns1 tbsp
Egg wash for brushing the buns1
Extra flour for dusting the dough2 tbsp


  • Take all the ingredients which are needed for preparing the dough.
Ingredients for preparing the dough
  • In a mixing bowl add the flour, instant yeast, sugar, salt and egg. Give it a quick mix of these ingredients to combine together. Now add the lukewarm milk and start mixing until it forms a dough. Then add 1 egg and give it a mix. Add water and knead the dough.
Add the flour, instant yeast, salt and sugar
Mix and Combine
Add the milk
Add the egg
Knead the flour until it forms a dough
  • Add some oil and knead the dough.
Add oil to it and knead
  • Transfer to a work area and knead the dough for at least 10-15 minutes to make it more softer.
Keep kneading for 10 – 15 minutes
  • Now apply some oil on the dough, cover and rest it for about 1 – 2 hours or until it rises/doubles the size.
Apply oil
Cover and Rest
  • Take all the ingredients which are needed for chicken stuffing.(Refer the ingredients list for exact measurements)
Ingredients for preparing the chicken stuffing
  • Heat a pan, add oil/butter now add the Chicken Keema/Minced chicken and saute for 5 minutes. Add ginger garlic paste, garam masala, salt and saute for 5 minutes.
Saute minced chicken, ginger garlic paste, garam masala and salt to taste
  • Add the onions to the chicken and saute for 3 – 4 minutes.
Add chopped onions to the chicken
  • Add 1 tbsp of all purpose flour/maida to the chicken and 1/4 cup of milk and saute the chicken.
Add all purpose flour/maida and milk
  • Cook the chicken for about 15 minutes or until it is done.
Cook the chicken
  • Chicken stuffing is ready.
Chicken stuffing is ready
  • Now take the rised dough and punch down the dough lightly using your palm, dust some flour and divide them into 5 equal balls.
Divide the dough into 5 balls
  • Flatten them into small discs and fill them with 1 tbsp of the filling. Re-shape them into a ball. 
Flatten the dough
Fill them with 1 tbsp of the filling
Re-shape them into a ball by pinching the dough
Re-shape into ball
  • Take a baking pan and place a parchment paper/butter paper and arrange the buns.
Place the filled buns in the baking pan
  • Now repeat the process for the remaining balls and cover it, let it sit for another 15 – 20 minutes.
Cover it and rest for about 15-20 minutes
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit.
  • Apply the egg wash on top of the buns.
Apply the egg wash on to of the buns
Apply the egg wash
  • Now bake it for about 20 – 25 minutes. (It took exactly 25 minutes for me) . It varies according to the oven temperatures.
Bake for about 20 – 25 minutes
  • Remove it from the oven after it is done and brush with some butter. Transfer the buns to a wire rack.
Brush it with some butter
Transfer the buns to a wire rack
  • The Yummy Chicken Buns are Ready to Serve.
Yummy Chicken Buns are Ready to Serve

Please do try this recipe and share it with your family and friends. Share your feedback and comments.


  • You can even mince the boneless chicken pieces using a blender to make as a Keema and use for the stuffing.
  • This filling can also be made a day in advance.
  • You can try different fillings of your choice. Grated paneer, mixed vegetables, green peas masala or cheese.
  • You can also use spices like red chilli powder, coriander powder and cumin powder to the chicken stuffing according to your spice level.
  • To make it kid-friendly, completely leave the spices. This chicken bun is excellent for lunch boxes, and can be made smaller than the regular size for kids.  

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Sujitha says:

    Very different snack.. everyone will love it…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Karthigha says:

      Thank you:)


  2. madeline2020 says:

    These look amazing. Definitely want to give your recipe a try.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Karthigha says:

      Thank you πŸ™‚ Try and let me know the feedback πŸ™‚


  3. Siyamala says:

    Looks Perfect!! ❀️

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Karthigha says:

      Thank you πŸ™‚


  4. Kavitha says:

    Hi, should we activate yeast separately or should add directly to the flour


    1. Karthigha says:

      If it is a instant yeast you can add it directly. If it’s a dry yeast you have to activate it and then add.


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