Delicious Curried Manapua Puffs

These Hawaiian-inspired puffs are stuffed with a curry chicken mixture. They’re always a hit at potlucks and parties, and I’m constantly being asked for the recipe. It’s so flexible — try using different types of meats and vegetables. You may need to cook the puffs in several batches, as this make a lot.

Original recipe makes 50 mini puffs


1 (10 ounce) can chunk chicken, drained and flaked
1/2 bunch green onions, finely chopped
1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
salt and pepper to taste
5 (10 ounce) packages refrigerated biscuit dough

  • PREP

    30 mins

  • COOK

    15 mins


    45 mins


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together chicken, green onions, water chestnuts, oyster sauce, sesame seeds, curry powder, salt and pepper.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a large baking sheet.
  3. Leaving about 2 inches between each biscuit, flatten biscuit dough onto the baking sheet. Place approximately 1 teaspoon of the chicken mixture onto each biscuit, then pinch the dough around the mixture to form an encasing ball.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven 10 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown.


Calories: 209 kcal
Carbohydrates: 25.9 g
Cholesterol: 8 mg
Fat: 8.9 g
Fiber: 0.9 g
Protein: 6.5 g
Sodium: 626 mg