Chicken Bread/Braided Cheesy Chicken Bread/Fish Shaped Chicken Bread

Braided cheesy Chicken Bread/Fish shaped bread .This chicken bread is super soft and delicious .I had posted this in few food groups on facebook last year and it was a big hit.Somehow I had not taken pics on my camera hence did not post this as yet .These pics were taken from my mobile phone and found them last week so thought of posting it.The pics do no justice on this bread ,it was super delicious and very soft

You can fill any filling of your choice i have used my famous creamy chicken filling which is on the blog already ,please check and click on the links I will add up at the end of the post .

ingredients for the bread dough
2 cups plain flour/maida
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup to 1/2 cup luke warm water 
1 tsp instant yeast
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp milk powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp oil
1 tbsp soft butter
sesame seeds to sprinkle

for the filling follow this link

  • In a bowl dissolve yeast and sugar and set aside it will froth in few minutes
  • Take a large bowl ,add sifted flour milk powder and salt and mix well
  • To this add the frothed yeast and mix till the dough comes together 
  • Slowly add oil and milk and knead well to a soft dough
  • Add the butter and shape the dough to a smooth ball
  • Cover the bowl with a cling foil  and keep it aside for 45 min to 1 hour until it doubles .
  • Once the dough has doubled punch down and knead for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Divide into balls
  • Roll the ball like  a chapati/flatbread
  • Place the filling in the centre 
  • Now as shown in the collage below make slits on both sides 

  • Fold the topmost ends across 
  • Continue to fold it like a criss cross as shown in the pic

  • Leave a tail when you reach the end 
  • Brush some milk over the bread and sprinkle sesame seeds
  • Preheat the oven for 10 minutes at 190 degree Celsius 
  • Bake for 22 to 25 minutes or until done
  • Transfer on a wire rack
  • Brush butter immediately as you take the breads out of the oven
  • Cover with a cloth to keep the bread soft or slice and enjoy it warm 

I use instant yeast but i prefer mixing the yeast in lukewarm water before adding in the flour though you can directly use instant yeast .If the yeast doesn't froth means it has expired use another sachet .
I prefer brushing the breads with milk wash ,you may use 1/2 beaten egg mixed with some milk and apply it before baking
you can use any filling of your choice the filling i used was this you can skip chicken and use the same just in case you want it veg
The link for the filling recipe click this 

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  1. I haven't baked these in such a long time, must bake them for the kids... love the creamy filling...

  2. Can we freeze it for later use, after it has cooled down completely?

    1. Yes these can freezed well..wrap it tight in cling wrap and freeze

  3. Can we use baking powder instead of yeast? If yes, any idea how much to use ?

    Thanks !

    1. Baking powder cannot be used for breads the result won't be the same.