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Baby Chicken Bread Recipe

Chicken bread is a classic of Pakistani bakeries and we served it at most of the tea parties as a staple here. This simple yet delicious bread is easy to make and full of flavor.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 16
Author Bushrah@Recipestable


For Baby Chicken Bread Dough

  • 4 cups plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast
  • 2 tablespoon dry powdered milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon castor sugar
  • 4 tablespoon oil
  • 1 egg plus one for glazing

For Baby Chicken Bread Filling

  • 2-1/2 cups boiled chicken shredded
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves
  • 4 green chilies finely chopped
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoon plain flour
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • sesame seeds & flax seeds as required


To Make the Baby Chicken Bread Dough

  • In a large mixing bowl combine the plain flour, salt, castor sugar, dry milk powder, instant yeast, oil and egg.
  • Slowly mix in the lukewarm water with your hands till all the ingredients are mixed well and dough starts to form.
  • Knead the dough for 5-7 minutes on a floured surface till the dough becomes smooth and is no longer sticky.
  • Bang the dough on the floured surface 7-8 times for elasticity.
  • Shape the dough in a large ball add place in a greased bowl.
  • Brush the top lightly with some oil.
  • Cover with a kitchen cloth and let the dough to rise somewhere warm until doubled in size, around 1 hour.

To make the Chicken Filling

  • Meanwhile, Melt butter in a frying pan over medium heat.
  • Fry onion till soft and translucent.
  • Now add 2 tablespoon plain flour and stir well.
  • Season with salt , black pepper and garam masala powder.
  • Stir in the milk and cook for 2-3 minutes or until thickened.
  • Stir in the shredded chicken add chopped green chillies and coriander leaves.
  • Remove from the heat and let it cool completely.
  • Punch the dough to release air.
  • Preheat oven at 200 degree C.
  • Now divide the dough into 14-16 parts depending on how small you want the baby chicken bread to be.
  • Roll each piece of dough to a rectangular shape.
  • Snip the sides with a sharp knife and put chicken filling in the center.
  • Fold each side so they overlap each other (like a braid) the filling will show slightly but that's ok.
  • Brush top with beaten egg.
  • Sprinkle sesame seeds and flex seeds.
  • Bake, in the preheated oven, for 25-30 minutes or until its turn golden brown.
  • Right after taking out of the oven apply butter well on whole bread and let it rest covered with a cloth for 2-3 minutes to soften the bread completely.
  • Delicious Baby Chicken Breads are ready to serve.


Serving Suggestions:
Voila! Enjoy your delicious bread with hot tea to the loving and deserving.