Baking, Sides

Stuffed Chicken Buns

Cooking method:

Ninja Foodi Health Grill & Air Fryer AG301
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total time: 1 hour
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 9 people

Stuffed Chicken Buns

This Chicken Bun recipe makes the most flavourful, golden and aromatic buns that are perfect for picnics, lunch, gatherings and just about any trip away from home where a portable snack is necessary.


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Dairy, Eggs


For the dough

  • 400g Strong Bread Flour
  • 7g Instant Yeast
  • 10g Salt
  • 275ml Water Lukewarm

For the filling

  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 small Onion Diced
  • 2 cloves Garlic Crushed
  • 1lb Chicken Breast Cut into small cubes
  • 2 tbsp Cream Cheese
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • ½ tsp Red Chilli Powder

For the topping

  • 1 Egg Yolk Whisked
  • Sesame Seeds

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  • Step 1

    For the buns, add the Flour and Yeast to a large bowl. Add the Salt on the opposite end to the Yeast. Add Water bit by bit. Knead for 10 minutes to form a smooth dough. Place in oiled bowl and leave to rise for 1 hour. Divide into 9 buns. Set aside to rise for up to 1 hour.

  • Step 2

    For the filling, heat Oil and add Onions in a pan over medium heat. Cook for 7 – 10 minutes until light golden brown. Add Garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add cubed Chicken and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in Cream Cheese, Cumin and Red Chilli.

    Cook for 5 minutes on high. Make sure that the filling is dry (Simmer and boil off excess water if needed). Leave to cool.

  • Step 3

    To fill, punch the dough down, and place on a lightly floured work surface. Divide into portions – 9 Buns. To shape, gently flatten each piece of dough like a pancake. Add filling. (1 – 2 tbsp). Place your palm over the top and rotate to form a bun. Place on a lined tray, cover with a towel. Leave to rise 1 hour.

  • Step 4

    To cook, Preheat air fryer to 160 C. Brush with beaten egg yolk. Sprinkle over sesame seeds

    Line air fryer with a little paper. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes.