Chicken Filled Buns

My favourite bread recipe is the Thermomix Herb and Garlic Pull Apart Bread. The Pull Apart is amazing, incredibly yummy and so much better than a bought one any day! I have been making the dough from this recipe and using it for rolls with yummy fillings inside. This is a fantastic lunch box idea. It is a huge hit with my two school aged kids and even my husband to take to work for his lunch. The best thing is, they freeze well and defrost in time for lunch.

You could take this principal and apply it to your own favourite bread recipe, especially if you are gluten free.

I always made a batch of Real Meals Deli Chicken the same day so I can use that fresh (not frozen) for the fillings, since I freeze the buns.

To make the Bread:
450g lukewarm water
4 tsp yeast
750g bakers flour
5 tbsp (75g) of oil
1 1/2 tsp salt

Pre-heat oven to 180°C.
Place all ingredients into Thermomix mixing bowl and mix for 5 sec on speed 7 to combine.
With dial set to closed lid postion, knead for 2 minutes on interval.
Transfer dough to a lightly floured baking mat or surface and let dough rise for 30 minutes or until doubled in size.
Divide dough into bun portions. I make approx 17 and divide them into 3 different sizes. In the photo you can see I made 6 small ones for my daughter, 7 medium for my son and 4 larger for my husband. Mmmmm, I still need to brush up on my bread shaping technique don’t I, lol!

Ready to go in the oven

Chilli buns with sesame seeds for non failsafe husband.

Add the fillings:

The fillings are endless, you can add whatever you like. Sandra’s no-tomato sauce (or Real Meals Thermomix version) with deli chicken or mince, potato and leek, or diced vegetables with garlic. Would love to hear some of your other ideas for fillings too.

Miss 5 likes things simple, so sliced Deli Chicken and Pear Ketchup keeps her incredibly happy. Master 9 loves Deli Chicken, sliced celery or choko, philly cheese and Chilli Pear Ketchup. My husband isn’t on the failsafe diet, so he has fresh chilli’s, deli chicken, cheese, tomatoes, and his own homemade really really hot chilli sauce.

Adding the fillings.

Lightly stretch out the dough and make a pocket in it. Fill with your chosen filling, be carful not to over fill. Seal it well so it won’t leak out while cooking and shape into a round or long bun. Place seam side down on a tray lined with baking paper.
Brush buns lightly with water.

To distinguish the difference between each of the buns, I leave miss 5’s plain, Master 9 has poppy seeds on and my husband has seaseme seeds (which are not suitable for the failsafe diet).

Bake in oven for approx 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Enjoy warm or at room temperature.
Once completely cooled from the oven, place in zip lock or freezer bags and place in the freezer.



  1. Hi Rona – have you tried these with gluten free flour?

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