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Chinese BBQ Chicken Buns

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Chinese BBQ Chicken Buns
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 4
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Shredded chicken is coated in a sweet and tangy sauce, accented with Chinese five-spice powder (a blend of cinnamon, cloves, fennel, star anise and Szechwan peppercorns), then wrapped in tender crescent rolls.
Mar 7, 2018

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) prepared chicken and rib barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) minced fresh ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) sesame oil
  • 2 cups (500 mL) shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 can (235 g) Pillsbury™ Refrigerated Original Crescents
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) shredded carrot
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) alfalfa sprouts
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) toasted sesame seeds

Steps

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350˚F (180˚C). Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • 2
    Whisk together barbecue sauce, hoisin, soy sauce, rice vinegar, ginger, garlic, Chinese five-spice powder and sesame oil. In bowl, combine 1/2 cup (125 mL) sauce with shredded chicken. Reserve remaining sauce.
  • 3
    Separate dough into 4 rectangles. Spoon chicken mixture over one half of each rectangle; fold dough over, without sealing to enclose filling. Arrange on prepared pan.
  • 4
    Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown on bottom and chicken is heated through. Fill buns with carrot, alfalfa sprouts and green onions; drizzle with remaining sauce. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Use leftover chicken or a rotisserie chicken to make the filling.
  • Tip 2
    Also delicious with pulled pork.
  • Tip 3
    Drizzle with hot sriracha sauce before serving for a spicy finish.

Nutrition Information

460 Calories, 26g Protein, 49g Total Carbs, 23g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 4
Calories
460
Saturated Fat
5g
Trans Fat
18g
Cholesterol
50mg
Sodium
1590mg
Total Carbs
49g
Dietary Fiber
1g
Sugars
23g
Protein
26g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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