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BBQ Chicken Buns

Erwan Heussaff

A Chinese treat you can now make at home.

BBQ chicken buns


  • 4 rice buns

  • Olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon Paprika

  • 1 teaspoon wasabi powder

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon miced ginger

  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup chicken stock

  • 4 tablespoons mirin

  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon sriracha

  • 4 Chicken thighs

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 red chili

  • Spring onions

  • 2 lime

  • Coriander


  1. In a pot, heat up some olive oil with the spices. add in your minced ginger. cook for 3 minutes. Add in all the other sause ingredients and let simmer for about 5 minutes.

  2. Sear the chicken in some olive oil with some salt and pepper.

  3. Toss the chicken in the sauce with on chopped red chili (seeds taken out)and the lime juice.

  4. Steam your buns.

  5. Fill the bun with the chicken, some sauce and dress in herbs.

BBQ chicken buns




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- You guys are going to absolutely love this recipe. We're making some barbecue chicken in rice flour buns. Buns and baos have become extremely popular all across America and all around the world. So you usually have these beautiful, nice and fluffy rice flour buns that have a nice sweet undertone that complement perfectly with different types of savory dishes. Today I'm going to show you how to make a pretty awesome barbecue chicken bun. And I'm going to show you how to make that barbecue sauce from scratch. And it really, really is easy to make. And you can find these buns in any Chinese supermarkets around the world. A small pot here, nice and hot. Add into that a little bit of olive oil. I'm going to add some of my spices. So I'm going to start off with just a little bit of paprika, dry wasabi powder, and some black pepper. Just mix that in quickly. To that mix I'm going to add some ginger. I'm going to let that come together for about two minutes. You want to make sure that those spices don't burn. I added the ginger after because I just want the aroma of the ginger, and none of that kind of burnt ginger taste in here. Add in my tomato paste with a tad bit of brown sugar. Mix that together and in goes my chicken stock. So now we're just going to cook this down until it becomes a beautiful kind of barbecue sauce consistency. Let's add some mirin, white wine vinegar, a little bit of soy sauce and then some sriracha. So I'm going to keep this on the side, still on a very very low heat. Next on my other pan, a little bit of olive oil. Just some nice chicken thighs, these are skinless. And we're just going to season that with a little bit of salt and a little bit of black pepper. I just want to cook that until it's cook all the way through and has a nice really kind of crunchy and brown exterior. Our chicken is beautifully cooked. We're going to go ahead and transfer it into my mixing bowl here. I'm going to get some of that fat and then transfer it to my sauce just cause it has awesome flavor. It really doesn't look like much but it makes a huge difference, trust me. Then I take my sauce, dip it into my pot here. Then I'm going to go ahead and just toss my chicken with our barbecue sauce like that. One chili, if you've been watching me for a while now, I love things that are nice and hot. If you don't then you can skip this part all together. But what I'm going to do is just split it right in the middle and then I'm going to remove these seeds here. Slice this red chili and my springs onions right here. So I'm going to chop some really thinly and then I'm going to keep some in strands like this. Just because when I want people to bite it I want to people get both a hit that's really kind of onion-y from the little slices but then they get something even more intense with the whole strand right here. A little bit of lime, and just hit the chicken with it right before it goes into our buns. My rice bun here and we're just going to make a nice kind of cut right in the middle. Our plate out. Start with my chicken. Some of my chili, the chopped spring onions, green stalk of the spring onions right on top, little bit of my coriander, just a tad bit of sauce. And that's how you can make really cool, homemade barbecue chicken buns. You serve this a party, you will be the most popular person there I guarantee it.

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