Chicken Bunny Chow

Serves 4
Bunny chow is a traditional curry dish that originated in Durban. Served as a builder's lunch. Half a loaf of hollowed out bread filled with curry. A quick and easy way to feed 4 people. For a special occasion like Easter, give the chows bunny faces!

You will need

4 chicken breast fillets or use half a pre-cooked supermarket chicken
½ cup (125 ml) boiling water
1 x 25 g Ina Paarman’s Liquid Chicken Stock

1 x 200 ml Ina Paarman’s Ready to Serve Creamy Curry Sauce or Butter Chicken Coat & Cook Sauce
2 T (30 ml) Ina Paarman’s Sun-dried Tomato Pesto

1 long French loaf, cut into 4 equal pieces
4 small lettuce or baby spinach leaves

cucumber strips for the ears
large raisins for the eyes
half cherry tomato for the nose
half a carrot ring for the mouth
flaked almonds for teeth
chives for the whiskers

Ina's Tip

Use the soft bread removed from the centres to make breadcrumbs. Freeze for later. Delicious mixed with melted butter and cheese to sprinkle over a lasagne or macaroni cheese.


If using a cooked supermarket chicken, no further cooking is needed. Just remove the skin and bones and cut the chicken into small blocks.

Raw chicken fillets must be seasoned with Chicken Spice. Lay them flat in a single layer in a frying pan with a lid.

Dissolve the Liquid Chicken Stock in the boiling water and pour it into the pan on the side so as not to wash the seasoning off the chicken.

Bring to a gentle boil, cover with a lid and simmer slowly for 5 minutes only.

Turn the breasts over, replace the lid, remove from the heat and leave to stand for another 7 minutes. This gentle method is ideal for cooking chicken breasts. Cooked this way they will never be dry or tough.

Remove the lid from the pan and slice the chicken first across the grain and then into cubes. Place in a mixing bowl.

Add the Creamy Curry Sauce and Tomato Pesto. Toss to mix.

Hollow out the lengths of French loaf leaving about 2 cm of bread at the bottom of each one for a base. Give the base a waterproof lining with a small lettuce or baby spinach leaf. Fill the hollowed out bread with the chicken filling.

Garnish as per picture if desired.

Enjoy a delicious bunny chow!