Chicken bao

Preparation time
less than 30 mins

Cooking time
10 to 30 mins

Serves
Serves 2


By Matt Tebbutt
From Saturday Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 2 skinless, boneless, chicken thighs, minced or very finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed or grated
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp black sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp ground Sichuan pepper
  • 2 bao buns

For the glaze

  • 100ml/3½fl oz tamarind puree
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed or grated
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 3 tbsp palm sugar
  • 3 tbsp light soy sauce

For the salad

  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 small cornichon, thinly sliced
  • 1 green chilli, sliced
  • 1 tbsp coriander sprigs
  • 1 lemon, sliced into wedges

For the chilli sauce

  • 3 tbsp sriracha chilli sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
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