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Bang bang chicken

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Bang bang chicken

Main Serves 4 30 min
Tender, peanut-coated chicken pieces and fresh crunchy veg. This easy dish makes a delicious light and healthy lunch or dinner. You could add more raw veg – carrots, radishes and crisp Little Gem lettuce – or eat with white rice if you want more substance.


  • 150ml chicken stock
  • 150ml light soy sauce
  • 1 stick lemon grass, bruised
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 4 slices of fresh ginger, peeled
  • small bunch fresh coriander
  • 2 chicken breasts, skin removed
  • 100g smooth peanut butter
  • tabasco sauce
  • 1 small cucumber, seeded and cut into matchsticks
  • 4 spring onions, sliced
  • toasted sesame seeds


Prep time: 15 min
Cooking time: 15 min
  • Step 1

    Place the stock, soy, lemon grass, garlic, ginger and coriander (stalks and all) together in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Immerse the chicken breasts in the poaching liquid and maintain a simmer until cooked - about 15 minutes.
  • Step 2

    Turn off and allow the breasts to cool in the liquor.
  • Step 3

    Once cool, strain the sauce and reserve.
  • Step 4

    Slice the breasts into juicy, diagonal slices. Whisk some of the sauce with the peanut butter to achieve a creamy consistency and add tabasco to taste.
  • Step 5

    Place a mix of cucumber and spring onion onto 4 plates, dress with a few drops of the poaching liquid, top with slices of chicken and pour over some peanut sauce.
  • Step 6

    Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and a few coriander leaves.

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