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Trini Chicken Pows (Chinese Steamed Buns) Recipe


Yield: 12 Pows

INGREDIENTS

For Dough:

Warm Water - 1 cup

Granulated Sugar - 1/2 cup

Dry Active Yeast - 1 tbsp

Vegetable Oil - 2 tbsp

All-Purpose Flour - 3 1/4 cups

Salt - 1 tsp

For Filling:

Sesame Oil - 1 tbsp

Minced Chicken - 1 lb

Minced Garlic - 1 tbsp

Minced Ginger - 1 tbsp

All-Purpose Chinese Seasoning - 1 tbsp

Soy Sauce - 1 tbsp

Hoisin Sauce - 2 to 3 tbsp

Sugar - 1 tbsp

METHOD

  1. Add sugar, yeast and oil to warm water.

  2. Stir until sugar and yeast is dissolved.

  3. Let sit for 10 minutes.

  4. Mix together flour and salt.

  5. Add water mixture to flour mixture.

  6. Knead until a smooth dough forms (8-10 minutes).

  7. Place into a greased bowl and cover with a damp cloth.

  8. Allow to rest and rise for 1 hour.

  9. Heat a sauté pan over medium heat.

  10. Add oil.

  11. Once oil is heated, add all remaining ingredients for the filling.

  12. Stir continuously until fully cooked.

  13. Set aside.

  14. Once the hour has passed, divide dough into 12 equal pieces.

  15. Roll each piece into a smooth ball.

  16. Cover balls with a damp cloth and allow to rest for 10 minutes.

  17. Roll each ball into a 3” disc.

  18. Fill with 1 to 2 tbsps of filling.

  19. Seal each ball as illustrated in the video.

  20. Place each Pow onto a piece of wax paper of greased piece of foil.

  21. Cover and allow to rest for an additional 10 minutes.

  22. Use this time to prep your steamer.

  23. Steam Pows for 15 minutes.

  24. Enjoy!

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