Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins
This is my adaptation of a recipe I found on the BBC website. The preparation can be very therapeutic, there's nothing better at the end of a stressful day then beating the hell out of some innocuous chicken breasts.
- 1 1⁄2 lbs poached chicken breasts
- 3 ounces rice noodles, broken into small pieces
- 3 cloves garlic, lightly smashed
- 1 bunch coriander
- 3 1⁄2 ounces smooth peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon runny honey
- 1 teaspoon chili oil
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon dry sherry
- 1 large cucumber, peeled,seeded and cut into thin shreds
- Beat the chicken breasts with a rolling pin to loosen the fibres.
- Shred the chicken with two forks.
- Pour very hot water over the noodles and soak for 5 minutes.
- In a food processor, blend the garlic, coriander, peanut butter, soy sauce, honey, chilli oil, vinegar and sherry and blend until smooth.
- Divide noodles between four serving plates, top with cucumber strips, then the chicken.
- Drizzle with peanut sauce without smothering it.
- Garnish with extra coriander leaves and serve.
Chicken Bang Bang was definately different! Couldn't find any chili oil, no one seemed to know what it was or where to get it. We didn't not like it, but probably would not make it again, the overwhelming taste to us was salty,garlicy peanut butter, the coriander didn't seem to come through. I did cut the recipe in half, for the two of us, perhaps that and the lack of chili oil made a difference. It was fun to try something different, and I did enjoy the bang bang part, it is therapeudic!! thanks for the oportunity to try something new Mirj.