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Bang bang chicken and peanut salad recipe

Bang bang chicken and peanut salad recipe

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This chicken noodle salad is great for warm evenings. Make your own bang bang sauce with peanut butter, ginger and soy sauce, and stir into egg noodles. Top with extra chilli flakes if you can handle the heat. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 5 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook
  • 406 calories / serving
  • Dairy-free


  • 250g pack medium egg noodles
  • 1 cucumber, sliced into matchsticks
  • 3 spring onions, sliced
  • 10g fresh coriander, chopped
  • 200-250g leftover roast chicken or 2 roast chicken breast fillets, sliced
  • 20g roasted salted peanuts, chopped
  • 1 tsp crushed chillies, plus extra to serve (optional)

For the sauce

  • 1 tsp Szechuan peppercorns
  • 2 tbsp reduced-salt soy sauce
  • 2 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp Tesco Finest garlic & chilli infused oil, plus extra to serve (optional)
  • 2 tsp peanut butter
  • 1.5cm piece fresh ginger, grated
If you haven't got any egg noodles, try using pasta like spaghetti instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    12g 16%
  • Saturates

    2g 12%
  • Sugars

    4g 4%
  • Salt

    1.6g 27%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 45g Protein 28.4g Fibre 1.9g


  1. Cook the noodles to pack instructions, drain, then rinse under cold water. Drain well, then divide between 4 bowls. Top with the cucumber, spring onions and coriander; set aside.
  2. For the sauce, toast the peppercorns in a frying pan over a medium heat for 1-2 mins or until aromatic. Crush until fne with a pestle and mortar. Tip into a jug or bowl and stir in the remaining sauce ingredients with 100ml water.
  3. Pile the roast chicken on top of the noodles, pour over the sauce and scatter with the peanuts and chillies. Mix well and serve with extra chillies and garlic & chilli infused oil on the side, if you like.

Tip: Swap peanut butter for tahini and chopped peanuts for sesame seeds.

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