Chicken Bread
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Recipe type: Breads
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 6-8
 
Ingredients
  • FOR THE DOUGH:
  • 2 cups all purpose flour (refer notes)
  • ½ tbsp instant yeast
  • 1 tbsp milk powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large egg
  • ⅔ cup lukewarm water
  • Sesame seeds for sprinkling
  • Melted butter for brushing
  • FOR THE FILLING:
  • 350 gm boneless chicken
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • ⅔ cup frozen sweet corn kernels
  • 1 tbsp all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp black pepper powder
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • ½ tsp garam masala powder
Instructions
  1. Let's start with making the dough. Beat the egg in a bowl, keep ¼ of it aside for egg wash.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
  3. Make a hole in the center and pour in the remaining egg, oil and water.
  4. Slowly start mixing and kneading into a non-sticky soft dough.
  5. Set aside of an hour and half or till it doubles.
  6. Cook the chicken with turmeric, chilli and salt in the pressure cooker for three whistles - do not add water. Allow the pressure to go completely.
  7. Open the lid and cook on high flame till the stock coats the chicken. Once cool, shred the chicken in a mixer and set aside.
  8. In a saucepan, heat the butter. Add the garlic and onion and saute till soft.
  9. Add the corn and saute for a couple of minutes. Add the flour, pepper and salt and saute for another couple of minutes.
  10. Take out of the heat, add the milk and whisk vigorously till well combined.
  11. Keep back on the heat, whisking frequently till the mixture thickens.
  12. Finally add the ground chicken, coriander leaves, green chillies and garam masala powder and cook for a further five minutes.
  13. Allow to cool to room temperature. At this time, the mixture will be sticky but it will be fine once it is cooled completely.
  14. Keep ready a baking tray with parchment paper.
  15. Once the dough doubles, punch it down to deflate the air. Divide into two equal parts.
  16. Roll out one part on a very well floured surface into a rectangle shape, according to the thickness your desire.
  17. Place half the chicken mixture in the center. Cut the sides using a knife. Flap each side, right then left and continue till done.
  18. Curl down the top and the bottom to shape the bread. Carefully, take the bread and keep it on the tray. Repeat this process with the other portion of the dough.
  19. Add 2 tbsp of water to the remaining egg kept aside, and brush both the breads with this egg wash. Sprinkle the sesame seeds on top as required.
  20. Keep aside the bread to rest for 20 minutes while you preheat the oven to 190 degrees.
  21. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes till the top is well browned.
  22. Brush well with melted butter as soon as the bread is out of oven.
  23. Allow to cool on a wire rack. Serve sliced along with boiled vegetables for dinner or as a snack for chai time!
Notes
The flour may not be enough. I added almost 3 tbsp extra flour to get the correct consistency. Adjust the flour if required, once you start kneading.
You can very well freeze a braided bread for around 3 months. All you need to do it is thaw it well before baking it - makes work easy!
Recipe by The Big Sweet Tooth at https://www.thebigsweettooth.com/chicken-bread/