Boom Bang-a-Bang chicken cups

Boom Bang-a-Bang chicken cups

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(4 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 5 mins


Makes 8
Classic British Coronation chicken gets a makeover, served in Little Gem lettuce leaves with peanut and coconut sauce

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal176
  • fat10g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs6g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre1g
  • protein16g
  • salt0.2g
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  • 100g smooth peanut butter

    Peanut butter

    pee-nut butt-ah

    Peanut butter starts with dry roasting peanuts, which concentrates and heightens their flavour…

  • 140g full-fat coconut yogurt or natural yogurt mixed with 2 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 2 tsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 2-3 spring onions, finely shredded
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 3 cooked skinless chicken breasts, shredded
  • 2 Baby Gem lettuces, big leaves separated
  • ½ cucumber, halved lengthways, seeds scraped out with a teaspoon, cut into matchsticks
  • toasted sesame seeds, for sprinkling


  1. In your smallest pan, gently warm the peanut butter, yogurt, 3 tbsp water, sweet chilli and soy sauce until melted together into a smooth sauce. Set aside and allow to cool.

  2. Mix the spring onions and chicken into the sauce and season. Chill until the party – keep the lettuce leaves and cucumber under damp kitchen paper.

  3. To assemble, add a bundle of cucumber to each lettuce leaf cup, plus a spoon of the chicken mixture. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and sit on a big platter for everyone to dig in. Or simply serve a pile of lettuce leaves alongside bowls of chicken and cucumber.

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10th Sep, 2015
This is delicious. I've only given it 4 stars because I didn't fully follow the recipe because I have to be dairy free so there was no yoghurt used. Instead, I put a tablespoon of coconut oil to give the right flavour to the melted peanut mixture.
2nd Jan, 2020
Hi Liz. You might find it useful to know that Sainsbury sell a dairy-free coconut yoghurt - details are in the 'tips' section, above. It's also really tasty! Best wishes, Montch
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Anthony Golden
26th Mar, 2019
How many does this serve? Is it 8 between 4 (2 each) or 8 between 2 (4 each) ?!
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28th Mar, 2019
Thanks for your question. The nutritional information refers to 1 cup but if you're wondering how many to give to people as finger food, it depends what other food you're serving. We'd suggest two per person if there'll be other nibbles or as a little taster before a dinner party.
1st Jan, 2020
I made double the amount of this recipe, doubling all the ingredients bar the water. I thought I could always add water if the mixture appeared too thick. However, when tasting (it's always in my rules to finger-test!) the mix was really lacking in flavour. I had thought at the outset that just 3 tsp of each of the chilli sauce and the soy sauce was limited - but it tasted only of peanut and coconut. I then kept adding copious amounts of sweet chilli sauce and some generous shakes of soy, until the desired piquant twang was achieved. So, I say, don't be shy with the sauces... Keep dolling them into your recipe until you are happy. If you really want to know, I probably added another four or five TABLESPOONS of chilli sauce, minimum!! Then...yum!! Also, I found a coconut yoghurt in Sainsbury called The Coconut Collaborative - it is unsweetened, dairy free & 90% coconut - which might help anyone with dairy allergies. Very tasty, too!! THANKS, Good Food!
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