How to make Crispy Chicken-Filled Pan-Fried Buns

Imagine biting into a bun that’s perfectly crisp on the outside, revealing a juicy and flavorful chicken filling inside.

If you’re a fan of dumplings and buns, you’re going to love these crispy chicken-filled pan-fried buns. These delightful treats combine a crispy, golden bottom with a juicy, flavorful chicken filling that bursts with aromatic herbs and spices. Perfect as a snack or a main dish, these buns are sure to impress with their delicious and rich taste. The combination of textures and flavors makes each bite a delightful experience.


  • 150ml water
  • 30g green onions
  • 20g ginger
  • 10g Sichuan peppercorns
  • 1 cube of chicken broth
  • 300g chicken breast or thigh, minced
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoon chopped green onions
  • 40-50 wonton wrappers
  • 2 tablespoon starch mixed with 150ml water
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoon chopped green onions

Serving size:

This recipe makes approximately 40-50 buns, suitable for 6-8 servings as a main dish or 10-12 servings as an appetizer.

Step 1: Prepare the Broth

  • Boil 150g of water in a small pot. This will be the base for our broth.
  • Add 30g of green onions, 20g of ginger, and 10g of Sichuan peppercorns.
  • Simmer for about 10-15 minutes, allowing the flavors to infuse into the broth.
  • Strain the broth to remove the solids and set it aside.

Step 2: Dissolve the Chicken Stock

  • While the broth is still hot, add 1 cube of Chicken Stock to enhance the umami taste of the filling.
  • Stir until it’s completely dissolved.
  • Allow the broth to cool and set it aside for later use.

Step 3: Prepare the Filling

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine:
    • 300g of minced chicken
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon of white pepper
    • 1 teaspoon of Chinese five-spice powder
    • 1 tablespoon of light soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon of dark soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon of oyster sauce
    • 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
  • Mix everything together until well combined and smooth.

Step 4: Incorporate the Broth

  • Gradually add the cooled broth to the chicken mixture, stirring well after each addition to ensure the broth is fully incorporated.
  • Add 2 tablespoon of chopped green onions and mix everything together until well combined.

Step 5: Wrap the Buns

  • Place a wonton wrapper in your palm.
  • Add a spoonful of the chicken filling in the center.
  • Dab the edges of the wrapper with a little water to help seal it.
  • Fold and pinch the edges together to form a bun, ensuring it’s sealed tightly to prevent any filling from leaking out during cooking.

Step 6: Pan-Fry the Buns

  • Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat and add a little oil.
  • Place the buns in the pan, seam side up.
  • Cook until the bottoms are slightly charred and golden brown, about 2-3 minutes.

Step 7: Create the Crispy Base

  • Mix 2 tablespoon of starch with 150ml of water.
  • Pour this mixture into the pan around the buns, ensuring it spreads evenly.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and cook until the water has evaporated and the starch mixture has formed a golden, crispy base, about 5-7 minutes.

Step 8: Garnish and Serve

  • Remove the buns from the pan and place them on a serving plate.
  • Garnish with 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds and 2 tablespoon of chopped green onions.
  • Serve hot and enjoy the delightful combination of crispy, juicy, and flavorful bites.

Bringing It All Together!

These crispy chicken-filled pan-fried buns are a perfect addition to any meal or as a stand-alone snack. The combination of the crispy bottom, juicy filling, and aromatic spices creates a harmonious and satisfying experience with every bite. Whether you’re making these for a family dinner or a gathering with friends, they’re sure to be a hit. Enjoy making and savoring these delicious buns, and don’t forget to share the joy of this delightful dish with your loved ones!


This recipe is credited to 蜡笔小_X_.

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