Boom Bang-a-Bang chicken cups

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

  • Prep:30 mins
    Cook:5 mins
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 176
  • fat 10g
  • saturates 3g
  • carbs 6g
  • sugars 5g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 16g
  • salt 0.2g


  • 100g smooth peanut butter
  • 140g full-fat coconut yogurt or natural yogurt mixed with 2 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 2 tsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 2-3 spring onions, finely shredded
  • 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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