Yum : Chicken Stir Fry with Coconut Buns

Pork BunsI am finally getting back into some kind of routine at home after James was born and hope that I can continue to post my regular format on The Poppy Files again.

I found this recipe on-line and made it last night for dinner.  It was delicious and very easy (Poppy loved the Coconut Bun but didn’t exactly demolish the chicken):

Coconut Buns

  • 270g tin of light coconut milk
  • Approx 2 cups self-raising flour
  • ½ tsp salt

Chicken Stir Fry

  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 3 chicken thigh fillets, cut into 1cm strips
  • 100g mushrooms, such as shiitake or button, roughly torn
  • 1 bunch broccolini or small broccoli, cut into 5cm pieces
  • 3 tbsp oyster sauce, plus extra to serve
  • 2 tbsp lightly toasted sesame seeds
  • Lime wedges, to serve


For the coconut buns:

  • Pour the coconut milk into a food processor
  • Use the empty tin to measure out the self-raising flour – you want 2 tins’ worth of flour
  • Add the flour and salt to the food processor and process until a dough forms
  • Lightly knead the dough on a lightly floured surface, then roll out 4 to 5 balls of dough (you may need to dust with more flour, it’s quite a wet dough)
  • Place the balls into large muffin cases and place, in a single layer, into a steamer basket with a lid
  • Put the steamer over a pan of boiling water (medium heat) and steam for 10 minutes.

For the chicken:

  • Place a wok over high heat and add the oil
  • When hot, add the chicken pieces and stir until the chicken is browned, about 3 minutes.
  • Place the broccolini in a microwave-safe container and microwave for 50 seconds
  • Add the broccolini and mushrooms to the chicken and stir for 1 minute
  • Add the oyster sauce and stir until the chicken and vegetables are coated and heated through
  • Put the chicken and vegetables onto a large plate and sprinkle with the sesame seeds
  • Place extra oyster sauce, sesame seeds and the lime wedges on the side
  • Mop up the juices with the hot coconut buns.

Source:  Adapted from

Chicken Stir Fry with Coconut Buns

Chicken Stir Fry with Coconut Buns

Chicken Stir Fry with Coconut Buns

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