Chicken Bread & Chicken Pies

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  1. Nicko

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    Chicken Bread Step by Step

    Step 1 – Roll out the dough into a rectangle.
    PS: Although the recipe doesn’t call for it, I normally dab a touch of butter to this to make it ultra-yummy..:)

    Ingredients for dough
    4 cups all purpose/plain flour
    1 tbsp. instant yeast
    2 tbsp. powdered milk
    1 tsp. salt
    4 tbsp. oil
    egg 1 (plus 1 for glazing)
    1 tsp. castor sugar
    In a bowl mix together 4 cups flour, 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. castor sugar, 2 tbsp. milk powder, 1 tbsp. yeast, 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.

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    Step 2 – Put your filling in the center of the rectangle and make slits on both of the longer sides.

    Ingredients for chicken filling
    1 ½ to 2 cups chicken boiled and shredded
    1 medium or 2 small onion chopped finely
    1 tsp. salt
    1 tsp. black pepper
    2 tbsp. coriander leaves
    4 chopped green chilies
    1 tsp. garam masala powder
    2 tbsp. flour
    2 tbsp. butter
    1 cup milk
    Sesame seeds as required

    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.

    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.


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    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 as directed!
    (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!! Here is the recipe:

    Ingredients for dougH
    4 cups all purpose/plain flour
    1 tbsp. instant yeast
    2 tbsp. powdered milk
    1 tsp. salt
    4 tbsp. oil
    1 egg (plus 1 for glazing)
    1 tsp. castor sugar
    In a bowl mix together 4 cups flour, 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. castor sugar, 2 tbsp. milk powder, 1 tbsp. yeast, 4 tbsp. oil and 1 egg, knead to a medium soft dough with slightly warm water, leave to rise for 1 hour.

    Ingredients for chicken filling
    1 ½ to 2 cups chicken boiled and shredded
    1 medium or 2 small onion chopped finely
    1 tsp. salt
    1 tsp. black pepper
    2 tbsp. coriander leaves
    4 chopped green chilies
    1 tsp. garam masala powder
    2 tbsp. flour
    2 tbsp. butter
    1 cup milk
    Sesame seeds as required

    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. Now divide the dough into two or three parts depending on what size loaves of chicken bread you want. Roll the dough to a rectangular shape, snip the sides with scissors or a knife, put filling in the center and 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 bake on 200 degree C for 25 minutes or so.
    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.

    TIP: 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!

    Creamy Chicken Filling

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    INGREDIENTS
    1½ – 2 cups chicken boiled and shredded
    1 medium or 2 small onions chopped finely
    1 tsp. salt
    1 tsp. black pepper
    2 tbsp. coriander leaves
    4 chopped green chilies
    1 tsp. garam masala powder
    2 tbsp. flour
    2 tbsp. butter
    1 cup milk

    INSTRUCTIONS
    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.

    Chicken Pies

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    Crispy Flaky Pastries with a creamy chicken filling.

    INGREDIENTS
    1 ½ to 2 cups chicken boiled and shredded
    1 medium or 2 small onion chopped finely
    1 tsp. salt
    1 tsp. black pepper
    2 tbsp. coriander leaves
    4 green chilies chopped
    1 tsp. garam masala powder
    2 tbsp. flour
    2 tbsp. butter
    1 cup milk
    sesame seeds as required

    INSTRUCTIONS
    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.

    Roll out squares or circles of ready-made puff pastry to less than a quarter inch thickness, add the filling and shape as desired.


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    Feature request: need a super-like button for such posts.
     
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    Awesome Post Bro!! SUPER!! :)
     
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    Superb! very well presented! and watermarked as well!! harryneopotter ManISinJpr

    Great job Nicko, keep em coming.

    Too bad I saw this early morning. Now I am hungry!!!!!
     
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    ManISinJpr Want to resurrect.. !!!

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    I just saw this, amazing professional recipe... Keep em coming you doing too good :D

    pappu, see this !!!
     
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    Nicko RAID Rookie

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    Thanks Guys...:kiss3:
     
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    Damn damn awesome stuff!!!

    Patties and pies are my all time fav.
    At Kolkata, the colonies are studded with such brands like Monginis, Kathleen, Sugar & Spice etc ...and they showcase Fish Envelopes, Chicken Croissants, Mutton Pies and what not with mind-boggling fillings in them ...having these as tiffin-snacks is almost a day to day affair there....I miss them so much here at Bangalore.

    Got to try Nicko's recipe at home :) ...the thing where I always fail is to make that bread with palatable softness. Tried to make Pizza base once and had a disaster :(
     
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    Yes !!! don't we all love tasty stuff.
    but what went wrong with your pizza base?
    I have made it very successfully myself and so maybe able to help you out
     
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    I added the required amount of yeast...but...

    1. even after an hour, the dough didn't "rise" actuallty :(
    2. when I used that dough, it came out finally as a super hard frisbee :(

    Since then, I always use the ready-made base.
     
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    That is coz you either did not prep the yeast or the yeast wasn't alive !!
    always put the yeast in about 50 to 100 ml of warm water, with 1 or 2 teaspoon of sugar and a teaspoon of salt..don't forget a teaspoon of flour.
    see if the mixture turns to froth, that will tell you that the yeast is working fine.. then add that mixture to the flour mix and you will have perfect dough !!
     
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    Perfectly explained usage of yeast.
     
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    Thanks :D
     
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    Tasty :cool:
     
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