Honey Chicken Buns and Jasmine Pearl Tea

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Honey Chicken Buns

These delectable Honey Chicken Buns are perfect for a snack or a light lunch. They will transport well for picnics or a day out to the park. I have paired them with fragrant jasmine pearl for a light afternoon tea.

Honey Chicken Buns

Honey Chicken Buns

Prep Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 8 buns

Honey Chicken Buns


  • ¾ cup (180mil) low fat milk
  • 2 cups (300g) unbleached white bread flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp (28g) butter
  • 1 tsp rapid rise dry yeast
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Sesame seeds
  • Filling
  • 8 oz (225g) chicken breast, finely cubed
  • 2-inch piece ginger
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 green onions, chopped


Pour milk into bread machine pan. Sprinkle flour over milk. Add salt, sugar, and butter in separate corners of the bread pan. Make a shallow indentation in the center of the flour and add yeast. Set bread machine to dough setting and press start.

To make filling, mix chicken, soy sauce, and honey in a bowl. Grate ginger over chicken. Mix well and let marinade for 30 minutes.

Heat sesame oil in a pan. Sauté garlic until fragrant. Add marinated chicken. Cook for about 5 to 6 minutes. Mix in green onions. Remove and set aside to cool.

When dough cycle has completed, remove dough and place on a lightly floured surface. Punch down gently and cut into 8 pieces. Roll each piece into a 5 inch round. Divide filling among the rounds of dough. Gather the sides to cover the filling and pinch the sides to seal. Place buns seam side down on a baking sheet. Let buns rise for about 45 minutes.

Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Brush tops of buns with egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until buns are golden brown.


Honey Chicken Buns

Jasmine tea is a classic scented tea mainly produced in the Fujian Province, China and Taiwan. The sweet smelling jasmine blossoms are piled next to the green or oolong tea for it to absorb the jasmine scent. For superior grades, this is done several times. The blossoms are then removed or mixed in to give an attractive appearance. Jasmine Pearls are beautifully bound with some jasmine flowers. It has a wonderful scent and a fine flavor.

Honey Chicken Buns and Jasmine Pearl Tea

It is a light and refreshing tea that can be taken alone or with savory foods. It has a pale golden liquor.

Honey Chicken Buns and Jasmine Pearl Tea

Jasmine pearls should be steeped for 2 to 3 minutes in about 160˚F to 170˚F water. Use about 12 pearls per cup of tea. The pearls unfurl after being steeped.

Honey Chicken Buns and Jasmine Pearl Tea

Superior quality jasmine pearls may be steeped a second time.

Honey Chicken Buns and Jasmine Pearl Tea

And now, take a bite of the Honey Chicken Bun and have some tea…..

Honey Chicken Buns

Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day! 8-)

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22 Responses

  1. Table Talk says:

    My daughter loves to help me cook in the kitchen, and would love making these! A great weekend lunch we can make together!

  2. Angie's Recipes says:

    The only tea I don't drink is Jasmine…:-(
    But I love your chicken buns…look absolutely salivating.

  3. DongXing says:

    Biren, the chicken buns are calling out to me ….they look fantastic, something I would like to have as a mid-afternoon snack at work. I haven't eaten one in years. Well done!

  4. denise @ quickies on the dinner table says:

    I love jasmine tea and I like your pairing very much! Please keep the food and tea pairings coming!

  5. Anncoo says:

    The chicken bun looks so good. I love Jasmine tea
    and your tea cup looks beautiful.

  6. Silence Sings says:

    just peeped in to your blog..found it very nice and interesting…following you..

  7. 5 Star Foodie says:

    Yum! I would so love to have those scrumptious buns for lunch right now, and perfect with a cup of jasmine tea!

  8. Biren says:

    Table Talk – It will be a great lunch to make together :)

    Angie's Recipes – Jasmine tea is so refreshing! It's my go to tea when I am undecided on what tea to make. Do give it a try.

    DongXing – Thanks and it is definitely great for afternoon snack. I kept all eight for dinner. Paired it with a cup of soup and salad and tea of course!

    denise@quickies on the dinner table – Thanks Denise! There is more coming…… :)

    Anncoo – Thank you…..Jasmine tea is wonderful and I have it quite often.

  9. MaryMoh says:

    That would be awesome breakfast for me. I love jasmine tea…very refreshing. Your chicken buns looks perfect.

  10. Miranda says:

    Those buns look absolutely FANTASTIC!!!! My husband and I would love them!!!!

  11. Biren says:

    Silence Sing – Thanks for visiting! Appreciate your kind comments :)

    5 Star Foodie – Thanks Natasha! Jasmine tea is good any time of the day :)

    MaryMoh – Thanks Mary! They would be really nice for breakfast.

    Miranda – Thanks Miranda!

  12. TREAT AND TRICK says:

    Hi, love this combo and looks delicious but I have never tried jasmine tea though….

  13. Aysha says:

    Nice n lovely buns….i will definitely try these!!!

  14. Anh says:

    The buns look really nice. I was thinking of making the same thing this morning!

  15. Cinnamon-Girl says:

    I never saw anything like these before. They look really delicious! And I love Jasmine tea!

  16. Natashya KitchenPuppies says:

    They do look very inviting – as does the tea! I have to move beyond the bags one day.

  17. Tina says:

    First time here…Chicken bun looks so soft and delicious…

  18. Biren says:

    Treat and Trick – Thanks for visiting! Jasmine tea is light and refreshing, good for any time of the day :)

    Aysha – Thanks for visiting. I hope you'll try it.

    Anh – Thanks for your visiting.

    Cinnamon Girl – Thank you! I drink jasmine tea frequently…..very light and refreshing.

    Natashya KitchenPuppies – Thanks! Using tea leaves take a little bit more work but they are worth it :)

  19. Julie says:

    My first time to visit your blog. This looks so wonderful, yum!

  20. Linn @ Swedish Home Cooking says:

    Delicate! Mm. I wanna eat it right away. I just uploaded a new episode of my online cooking show, I'm making Swedish Cupcakes. Please check it out!

  21. Biren says:

    Julie – Thanks for visiting and for leaving your nice comment.

    Linn@Swedish Home Cooking – Thanks! I will check it out soon :)

  22. marilyn says:

    These look amazing.. My mom use to make similar ones with a savoury filing! thank you

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