Nigerian Recipe

How to Make Dambun Kaza (Chicken Floss)

how to make dambun kaza

Have you ever felt the need to chew something so sweet without so much stress? Perhaps you just feel like eating something without necessarily having something particular in mind, then Dambun Kaza is for you. Worried about how it’s made? Don’t worry, as this article will help you know how to make Dambun Kaza without much stress.

Dambun Kaza in English is called Chicken Floss.

It is similar to Dambun Nama in terms of preparation, storage, nutritional value, and almost everything else. The only difference is that Dambun Kaza is prepared primarily with chicken as the major ingredient while Dambun Nama is beef.

So let’s get started!

How to Make Dambun Kaza


Mortar and pestle
Wooden stick
Frying pan


Sliced or chopped onion
Grinded pepper
Seasoning cubes
Vegetable oil

Procedure for Preparing Dambun Kaza

STEP 1: Wash your chicken thoroughly, cut it into small pieces, and put it in a clean bowl.

STEP 2: Wash it again after cutting and put it inside the pot. Add a little water to the pot.

STEP 3: Turn on your cooker and put the pot on it.

STEP 4: Add your spices, sliced onions, grinded pepper, and seasoning cubes and stir gently.

STEP 5: Cover the pot and allow it to cook for 20 to 30 minutes until it becomes very soft.

STEP 6: When soft, turn off the heat and grind or pound in a  mortar or beat it with a wooden stick until it turns flossy.

STEP 7: Then, pour the mixture into a clean bowl and add your spices, seasoning cubes, chopped onions, and grinded pepper.

STEP 8: Over medium heat, place a clean frying pan and add enough vegetable oil and allow to heat for 3 minutes (depending on the quantity of oil which is directly proportionally to the quantity of Dambun Kaza you want).

STEP 9: Add a few chopped onions and allow to fry, then add your chicken floss to the oil and start stirring it gently.

STEP 10: Continue stirring until the oil starts scumming. Allow 5 to 10 minutes for frying.

STEP 11: When done, transfer to the colander to drain excess oil. Alternatively, pour the chicken floss into a net and close it tightly.

STEP 12: Allow to drain for 1 hour and your chicken floss is ready.

Credit: Chef Naseeba

How to Serve Dambun Nama

Dambun Kaza is usually served alone – nothing to accompany it with. Alternatively, you could serve it with bread, garri, jollof rice, or fried rice to add to its sumptuousness.

You could even use this recipe as a substitute for the normal popcorn we take during movie nights. It will serve the purpose just fine, perhaps, better than the popcorn.

dambun kaza

Occasions to Serve Best

This cuisine can be served anytime as it is not specifically made for any of the 3 basic meals.

However, it can be served on festivals such as Eid as many Muslim families have been seen making this cuisine to grace the occasion.

How to Store

Dambun Kaza when properly fried can be stored for months without you worrying about it not being consumable.

Furthermore, you can eat it while storing it.

Nutritional Benefits of Dambun Kaza

It contains vitamins B3 and B6, which assist our neurological system work properly and support the health of our immune system, metabolism, and nervous system.

Additionally, it contains a protein that the body needs for a variety of functions, including supporting strong bones, healing muscles, and promoting muscle growth and maintenance.

Again, Dambun Kaza helps promote the health of our hearts and aid in weight loss

dambun kaza


Danbum Kaza is very delicious and can serve a lot of purposes including hunger, breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, occasions, etc.

As you can see in the steps and video above, you are only a few hours away from having your delicious Dambun Kaza the moment you begin the preparation process.

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Fatima Sani

Fatima Sani is an enthusiastic writer. She loves writing, basically on delicacies - Northern Nigerian delicacies to be specific. More so, she derives joy from sharing her kitchen expertise to those in need.

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