Delicious Curried Manapua Puffs Recipe -
  • READY IN 45 mins

Delicious Curried Manapua Puffs

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"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."

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Original recipe makes 50 mini puffs Change Servings
  • 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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

Made this recipe for a family gathering - they were a hit!! In fact, they ignored the other appetizers. I added a little crushed pineapple which made them a moister, also tried using phyllo "wraps" which worked niecely.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2004

I made these for a Hawaiian Potluck that our church had. Although I got a few compliments on them, I didn't care for them. I thought they were too dry.


8 Ratings

Jan 25, 2004

We took this to a Luau and it was a hit! Very easy and good.

Sep 25, 2005

I used this recipe as a kind of base, and made a few changes based on the comments people left in their reviews. Instead of canned chicken I used a couple of boneless, skinless chicken breast that I fried up first and then chopped finely. I also added finely chopped ginger, garlic, red pepper, pineapple, and coriander, which gave it more of a Thai feel. I also added some pineapple juice and soy sauce, and just a dash of thai sweet chili sauce. I couldn't find biscuit dough so I used Pillsbury crescent rolls (cut in half) and formed them into little bundles by pinching together the dough at the top. I made them last night for a party and they were a huge hit!

Jan 25, 2004

I made this for my company potluck last week and it was such an embarrassment. People didn't like it and I don't like it either. It is way too dry. I think it is the problem with the dough. It is salty and dry. I made about 50 and 25 left over. Some people took a bite and threw it away. It was awful. I am sorry that I have to say this but it is really not good.

Jan 25, 2004

Did not care for this. REAL manapua is better. Yes it's more time consuming, but it is sooooooo good.

Jan 25, 2004

I took this to a Luau. This party included some wonderful cooks and their husbands. The host of the party kept telling his quests that they needed to taste the best appetizer at the party --mine! It was a hit and I will surely make this again.

Jun 02, 2005

Made these for a holiday party and they were a huge hit. Since then I have had a few requests to bring them to pot lucks. Taks a little time but worth it.


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  • Calories
  • 209 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25.9 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 8.9 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 6.5 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 626 mg
  • 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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