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Bang bang chicken salad

 26 ratings

Prep Time:5 mins

Cooking Time:15 mins

Serves:1 Adult

Bang bang chicken salad

In need of some salad inspiration? We've got the answer right here! This oriental recipe will definitely be a crowd pleaser and the chilli and ginger give it a real kick. 

About this recipe

This colourful recipe is a great way of introducing new flavours such as ginger and coriander into your child's diet.


For the salad

  • 1 small chicken breast (100g / 3½oz.), sliced horizontally to create 2 thin fillets
  • 1cm / ½" piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • ¼ red chilli, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil
  • 60g / 2oz. of dried rice noodles
  • 150ml / 5fl oz. of boiling water
  • 1 small carrot, peeled and grated or thinly sliced
  • 50g / 2oz. of cucumber, thinly sliced into matchsticks
  • 1 scallion, finely sliced
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh coriander, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of dry roasted peanuts, crushed

For the dressing

  • 1 tablespoon of smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • 1 teaspoon of sweet chilli sauce
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon of reduced-salt soy sauce


  1. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and when hot add the chicken breast, ginger and half the fresh chili.
  2. Cook for 8–10 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through, turning once. Set aside to cool slightly.
  3. Cook the noodles according to packet instructions, and when cooked, drain well.
  4. Make the dressing by combining the peanut butter with water, lime juice, sweet chilli and soy sauce.
  5. Chop the remainder of the fresh chilli as finely as you can and add this to your peanut sauce.  
  6. When the chicken has cooled slightly, shred or slice it finely and combine with the cooked noodles and coat in the dressing.
  7. Once completely cold, add the prepared vegetables, stirring to coat in the peanut dressing.
  8. Before serving, scatter with the freshly chopped coriander and crushed dry roasted peanuts.

What you will need

  • Chopping board
  • Chopping knife
  • Cutlery
  • Frying pan
  • Kitchen scales
  • Mixing bowl
  • Saucepan
  • Vegetable peeler

Serving suggestions

Serve with a slice of lime on the side.

"If you're feeling adventerous why not add a little more chilli to give this recipe an extra kick!"

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