Spicy Chicken Filling

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This colourful and spicy mixture works beautifully as a filling for buns, sandwiches, savoury stuffed croissants, and it can even work as a pizza topping if combined with a bit of sauce.

250 gm
boneless chicken breast, chopped into small pieces
small capsicum, red and green if possible, grated or chopped finely
2 tbsp.
sweet corn
grated carrot
small onion, chopped finely
green chillies, chopped
1/2 tsp.
garlic paste
1 tsp.
chopped coriander
salt to taste
1/2 tsp.
grinded cumin powder
a pinch of tandoori masala
juice of 1/2 a lemon
1 tsp.
soya sauce
1 tbsp.

Heat the butter in a non-stick pan, add the onions and stir fry until they're translucent. Do not brown them. Add the chopped capsicum and grated carrot, stir-fry for about 5mins until they start to soften. Add the raw chicken pieces and keep stirring until they start browning.

Add the chillies, garlic, salt, cumin powder, tandoori masala and sweet corn. Sauté until the chicken pieces become tender and well-done. If the mixture sticks to the pan and the chicken is not yet done, add a tbsp. of water and cover until ready.

Make sure that the mixture is completely dry. Finally, add the coriander and soya sauce, mix well and switch off. Pour the lemon juice on the mixture, and whilst still hot, use a wooden spoon to smash the small pieces of chicken so that they become shredded. Adjust salt/chilli to your taste.

You can smoke the mixture with a coal and some oil to give it a nice bbq aroma.



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Yes you can. Alternatively you can use the samosa keema which is also in this folder, only that you will substitute the beef/mutton/lamb mince with chicken.

please can you send us stuffed paratha recipes

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Use the method given here with a filling of your choice. Make sure the filling is soft and dry, not too wet otherwise the parathas will tear during shaping: Stuffed Parathas

I used the spicy chicken filling for my samoosas and it came out tasty, all I had to do was add some masala and extra green chillies as I like it hot.thanks so much for these recipes

Hi dear i hav been trying many of ur receipes almost all have cum out superb thanks alot it has been a great help for preparing varieties all are just excellent! May allah always bless you amin

Masha Allah Sis Fauzy! I really appreciate d carcoal method, its so amazing

salaams,,i am completly out of words on how to say jazaakallah,i was getting so fed up with my cooking and really wanted to try something new.and only allah swt knows how i ended up with this website.every reipe i have tried is fantastic.and husband loves it.can you just tell me how to smoke food if you dont have a charcoal grill.JAZAAKALLAHU KHAIRAN WA KHAIRAN JAZAA.

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W/Salaam, thank you! To smoke the food, you need to light a tiny piece of coal, about the size of your thumb-nail. Then place it on a piece of foil in the middle of a dish that holds the cooked chicken. Drop 1 small drop of oil on the lit coal and quickly cover the dish so the smoke that is released from the coal remains inside the dish and envelopes the food. Give it a minute or two, then uncover the dish and discard the foil+coal. Done!

salam..can i use this filling in pastas?

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Yes you can.

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Yes absolutely.

Can I use this as a filling for bun kabab?


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W/Salaam, thanks dear and yes you can. :) Make sure the mixture is dry so the spring rolls remain crispy after frying.

Salaams Fauzia. Please let me know if this filling can be used for spring rolls but without the chicken. Thanks.

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, best to use the spring roll filling as this one is more chicken based than veggie. You can omit the chicken in the spring roll filling recipe. :)

Sadaf's picture

Can we use this filling for Samosas? If not, do you have any other Chicken filling that can be used for Samosas? Thanks.

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Please read the comments above.

arisha's picture

salams. can i use this filling for pastries, if not pls suggest a gud filling for pastries. thanks.

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, yes this one is fine. You can also use the creamy chicken filling, also in this folder.

Aneeqa Akmal's picture

Asssalam U Alaiakum Fauzia how r u? i have a request in your recipes where you are mentioning salt to taste instead can you put how much you have used while preparing that thing since you already made it so at least ppl like me who have no idea how much to put:p @least we will have an idea


Hi how much is 1/4 chicken In pounds plz?

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Half a pound.

Aoa Fauzia,
Can we freeze the fillings? And for how long?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Yes you can, up to a month ahead.

aslm Fauzia..had toa sk u something
can i add mashed potatoes to the filling?

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W/Salaam, yes you can if you want.

Assalaamu Alaykum, in one of the above comments you say that this filling can be used with pasta too. My question is how to make it more saucy so that it can be used with pasta? Used like this, it would be a quite a dry dish of pasta with chicken and veggies! Thanks in advance and God bless you :)

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W/Salaam, please check for my pasta/pizza sauce recipe in this same folder. You would just need to mix some of that sauce with this filling.

Assalam O Alikum

I tried to make this filling for my Samosa and it turned out really good... Everyone in my house appreciated it and loved it ... Thank You so much

Can I boil the chicken ist then shred n mix with other ingredients or not?

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No need to pre boil the chicken, just use it raw, if you follow the recipe it will be cooked perfectly.

this measurement makes how many samosas??

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Around 15-20 depending on the size of the samosas and how much you fill them.

How many pizzas can be made with this amount of chicken filling?

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Difficult to say as it depends on how much you use on the pizza and what other toppings are going on there.