Chicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth Cooking

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Fresh veggies and succulent chicken tied together with rich Asian flavors. Are you hungry yet?

If you’re curious about what a Bao is, it’s a slightly sweet dumpling, and the perfect way to package the delicious chicken filling you’ll cook in this recipe.

Disclaimer: This Chicken Bao recipe uses shop bought bao’s for convenience.

Check out the Chicken Bao recipe in the short video above. Ingredients and steps are included below.

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Chicken Bao


  • 1 tbsps. Cooking Oil
  • 1 tbsp. of Garlic (Finely chopped)
  • 1/2 tbsp. of Ginger (Finely chopped)
  • 1-2 Fresh Red Chilies (Finely chopped)
  • 2 tbsps. Spring Onions (Chopped)
  • 150 gms Chicken (Boneless and cut into 1-inch pieces)
  • Salt and Black Pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsps. of Dark Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsps. of Oyster Sauce
  • 1 tbsp of Honey
  • 7 Baos (Shop bought)
  • 1/4 cup of Cabbage (Shredded)
  • 1/4 cup of Carrots (Strips)
  • 1/4 cup of Cucumber (Sliced and halved)
  • 2 tbsps of Coriander Sprigs

Remember, the less chilies you use, the less spicy it will be. So customize to your taste.

Cooking Steps

  1. Over medium heat, add cooking oil, garlic, ginger, and red chilies to a pan. Let them cook down for 3 minutes.
  2. Add the spring onions to the pan and continue to cook for 3 minutes.
  3. Add the chicken and season to taste (salt and black pepper).
  4. Mix the ingredients, adding the dark soy sauce and oyster sauce as you mix.
  5. Mix and make sure the chicken is well coated.
  6. Adding 1 tbsp. of water at a time, mix to loosen the sauce, while the chicken cooks.
  7. When the chicken is cooked, add honey and again mix.
  8. Cook for 1 more minute and remove from the heat.
  9. Slice the baos as if cutting a hot dog bun.
  10. Add your chicken filling, cabbage, carrots, cucumber and coriander to the bao.
  11. Serve while hot.

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