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Easy Steamed Bao Buns with Teriyaki Chicken

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

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Steamed Bao Buns Recipe

Ingredients

Teriyaki Steamed Bao Buns
Ingredients for 16 steamed bao buns

  • Dry
    • 2 cups all purpose flour
    • 1 cup arrowroot flour (or cornstarch)
    • 2 teaspoons active yeast
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 4 tablespoons (coconut) sugar
  • Wet
    • 3/4 cup warm water
    • 1/4 cup avocado oil (or olive oil)
  • spray avocado oil (or olive oil)
Steps
  1. In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.  Mix together the wet ingredients in a second bowl, then pour it into the mixing bowl and mix together until the dough is no longer sticky, about 5 minutes.  I used an electric mixer with a dough hook to knead the dough.   Once the dough is no longer sticky, knead it for an additional 10 minutes by hand OR using an electric mixer at medium speed.
  2. Once the dough is well kneaded, roll it out on a lightly dusted surface, then form a large ball.  Place the dough in a bowl, cover it up and store it in a warm, NOT hot, place to rise for at least 1 hour.
  3. Once the dough has nearly doubled in size, roll it out to about 1 cm in thickness.  I used the top of a glass, about 4-inch in diameter, to cut out circles.   Roll up the dough that is left and repeat until all the dough is used.  You should create about 16 circles.
  4. Gently roll out each circle so it’s a little wider, then spray the top of each circle with (avocado) oil.  Fold the circle in half and then use the rolling pin to gently mash down on the fold so it stays closed.  Note: the oil should prevent the bao from sticking together.
  5. Add the bao to flattened cupcake wrappers OR cut sheets of parchment paper.
  6. Fill a skillet about 1/3 – 1/2 of the way with water then bring to a gentle simmer.  Set your steamer basket  on the skillet,  then add the bao with the wrappers/parchment to the basket.  Cover and cook for 10 minutes, or until cooked through and plump.  Repeat for remaining bao.
  7. Stuff the bao with your favorite filling like teriyaki chicken (or shiitake).  See recipe below!
    Teriyaki Steamed Bao Buns

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Calories
133
Protein
2g
Fat
3.5g
Carbs
22g
Sodium
0mg
Fiber
1g
Sugar
3g
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Quick Teriyaki Chicken

Ingredients

Teriyaki Steamed Bao Buns
Ingredients for 16 servings

  • 1lb Rotisserie chicken meat, pulled apart and skinless
    • SUBSTITUTE: shiitake mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup low sodium teriyaki sauce
  • Garnish
    • shredded carrots
    • cucumber slices
    • cilantro
Steps
  1. In a bowl, tear apart store-bought rotisserie chicken meat.   Add the store-bought teriyaki sauce and mix together.  For a plant based option, sauté shiitake mushrooms in a nonstick skillet using spray olive oil.  Once the mushrooms have reduced in size, about  3 minutes, add the teriyaki sauce.
  2. Stuff the bao with  teriyaki  chicken or mushrooms and garnish with carrot, cucumber and cilantro.
    Teriyaki Steamed Bao Buns
Calories
45
Protein
8g
Fat
1g
Carbs
1g
Sodium
220mg
Fiber
0g
Sugar
1g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.