Bang Bang Chicken

  • 10MINS
  • 8MINS
  • Serves 2
  • 449KCAL

You can’t go wrong with a Bang Bang Chicken Fakeaway night. Super quick to make, packed with tasty veg and inspired by our favourite Asian flavours. You'll love this slimming friendly stir-fry!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories449
  • Carbs53g
  • Protein45g
  • Fat4g
  • Saturates0.7g
  • Sugars18g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

If you’re already a fan of our Bang Bang Noodles or Bang Bang Pork recipes, you’ll LOVE this one. The best part? It’s super quick to make and there’s hardly any washing up involved…

To keep the calories low, we’ve used a home-made punchy sauce that’ll give your veggies some serious flavour. We’ve thrown carrot, broccoli and courgette into our stir-fry pan, and you can mix up the veggie combinations as much as you want (that’s the beauty of a stir-fry!). We love to use broccoli because it adds a satisfying crispiness to the dish.

Feeling brave? You could use a drizzle of Sriracha sauce or a sprinkling of dried chilli flakes to give this dish even more of a kick. It’s all about the spice! 

What diets is this Bang Bang Chicken suitable for?

Bang Bang Chicken can be enjoyed on gluten free diets, as long as you substitute soy sauce for suitable alternatives. 

If you’re cooking for people with allergies, be extra careful when checking ingredients and preparing food!

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Bang Bang Chicken?

Weight Watchers’ new PersonalPoints plan calculates each individual’s Points allowance based on their unique food preferences and goals. This means we’re no longer able to offer exact WW points for our recipes.

The good news is that all of our recipes are still Weight Watchers friendly! If you have any questions about your Points budgets or you’re unsure how a certain recipe will fit into your plan, please reach out to Weight Watchers directly.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Bang Bang Chicken?

Don’t fancy doing too much washing up? No problem! This Bang Bang Chicken recipe doesn’t need much equipment, and it doesn’t need fancy ingredients either.

If you like a bit of heat in your dinner, we’d recommend a dash of Sriracha sauce.

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If you like a bit of heat in your dinner, we’d recommend a dash of Sriracha sauce.

A julienne peeler would be great for finely slicing your veggies.

How many calories are in this Bang Bang Chicken?

There are 449 calories per portion in this Bang Bang Chicken, which means it falls into our Weekly Indulgence category. 

To cut down the amount of calories even more, you can simply halve the portion size and serve with a healthy accompaniment!

This Bang Bang Chicken is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

In a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients and mix until smooth. Leave to one side.

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Step 2

Cook the noodles according to the packet instructions. This will usually take 4 minutes in a pan of boiling water. Drain.

Step 3

While the noodles are cooking, spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray. Add the chicken and brown on all sides. This should take around 4 minutes.

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Step 4

Add the garlic, ginger and broccoli to the pan and stir fry for 1 minute. Add the chilli, carrot and courgette and stir fry for 2 minutes.

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Step 5

Pour in the sauce and, when hot, add the noodles to the pan. Mix well.

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Step 6

Divide between two plates and serve.

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How do you know when Bang Bang Chicken is cooked?

You should cook this Bang Bang Chicken until the chicken is browned on all sides and cooked through thoroughly. This will take around 8 minutes.

To keep your family safe, the advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes.

How long can you keep Bang Bang Chicken in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of Bang Bang Chicken in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so. 

Can I freeze Bang Bang Chicken?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer! 

How do I reheat Bang Bang Chicken?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.

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Bang Bang Chicken

Super quick to make, packed with tasty veg and inspired by our favourite Asian flavours. You'll love this slimming friendly stir-fry!
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    8 MINS
  • KCals 449
  • Carbs 53G

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts cut into chunks (about 260g or 9oz in total)
  • 60 g carrot peeled and julienned
  • 60 g courgette peeled and julienned
  • 60 g broccoli cut into bitesize florets
  • 2 clove garlic peeled and crushed
  • 5 cm fresh ginger finely grated
  • 1 red chilli deseeded and finely sliced
  • 2 nests of dried egg noodles 50g or 1½ oz each
  • low calorie cooking spray

For the sauce

  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter powder

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Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients and mix until smooth. Leave to one side.
  2. Cook the noodles according to the packet instructions. This will usually take 4 minutes in a pan of boiling water. Drain.
  3. While the noodles are cooking, spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray. Add the chicken and brown on all sides. This should take around 4 minutes.
  4. Add the garlic, ginger and broccoli to the pan and stir fry for 1 minute. Add the chilli, carrot and courgette and stir fry for 2 minutes.
  5. Pour in the sauce and, when hot, add the noodles to the pan. Mix well.
  6. Divide between two plates and serve.

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Recipe notes

Tip: If you would like a little more kick, add 1 tsp of Sriracha sauce to the sauce or sprinkle with dried chilli flakes.

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JudeFriday 25th February 2022

Can an alternative to peanuts be used for a nut allergy sufferer?

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    HollyTuesday 1st March 2022

    Hi Jude, you can omit the peanut butter powder or on one of our other recipes someone had suggested that there is a nut free peanut butter available from some health food shops and amazon which you could try too. Hope that helps!

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SamTuesday 22nd February 2022

Is there anything else that you can use instead of peanut butter powder in this recipe?

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    SharonWednesday 23rd February 2022

    Hi Sam, you could use 1/2 tbsp of smooth peanut butter instead although this will increase the calories in the recipe. Hope this helps.

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Marie TelferTuesday 22nd February 2022

What can I use instead of peanut powder?

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    SharonWednesday 23rd February 2022

    Hi Marie, you can use 1/2 tbsp of smooth peanut butter instead of peanut powder, although this will increase the calories in the recipe. Thanks for your question and hope you enjoy the recipe!

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DonnaTuesday 22nd February 2022

Where can I buy peanut butter powder please? Thank you x

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    SharonWednesday 23rd February 2022

    Hi Donna, peanut butter powder can usually be found in Asda, Tesco, Ocado, Holland & Barrett, Lakeland, some Aldi stores and Amazon.

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