bang bang chicken wraps with a sweet chilli peanut sauce

by Sam on November 8, 2011

bang bang chicken wraps with a sweet chilli peanut sauce

Bang Bang chicken is a Chinese street vendors dish from the Szechuan region, and is essentially pounded chicken that is cooked and shredded and then served with a nutty sesame sauce, lettuce,  spring onions and carrots. Many versions of the recipe substitute the Chinese tahini with peanut butter similar to a satay sauce.

I love combining a range of delicious textures and flavours, spreading on a nice sauce and enveloping them in a flour tortilla. So I took the idea of the bang bang chicken and made it into a wrap.

I also stumbled across a new product in the supermarket the other day which caught my attention, Jack Daniels barbecue sauce. I loved the look of this and picked the full flavour smokey variant to try out. This would be the marinade for the chicken.

Recipe for the peanut satay sauce:

  • 100gms of smooth or crunchy peanut butter
  • 3 tsp of sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 Tbs oil (I used sesame oil as it has so much more flavour)
  • 1 Tbs water (to thin it down a bit)
  • 1 tsp soya sauce (to add a dash of salt)
  • 1 Tbs of Japanese rice vinegar (optional)

Combine all of the above ingredients in a small pot and heat until softened and well combined. Taste and test.  if you like it spicier, add more sweet chilli or if you want it saltier, add more soy.

a sweet chilli peanut sauce

Other things you will need: (mix and match as you desire)

  • flour tortillas (1 – 2 per person)
  • chicken breasts or strips (1/2 per person)
  • olive oil
  • Jack Daniels barbecue sauce or any other suitable marinade
  • slices of fresh cucumber
  • mung bean sprouts
  • lettuce
  • sliced spring onions

To make the chicken, bash out and flatten however many chicken breasts you need. I quite like the method I use on my very quick peri peri chicken breasts for this. You could also cut the chicken into thin strips. Put this in a plastic bag and coat generously with the Jack Daniels barbecue sauce.  Heat some olive oil in a non stick frying pan and quickly fry the chicken until its golden on each side and cooked through.

Heat the tortillas in the microwave or dry fry in a non stick pan. Spread some of the peanut sauce on the tortilla and add all the other ingredients, wrap and enjoy.

This is so going to make a regular appearance in my house.

salty, smokey, sweet and spicy with a good bit of crunch


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Kristy November 9, 2011 at 12:11 am

Great post Sam, beautiful photos — just love them and great recipe. Think I’m going to make these wraps on the weekend.

Alida November 9, 2011 at 8:00 am

That looks beyond delicious S! Gorgeous photo’s as always! xx

Lori November 9, 2011 at 8:08 am

Get in ma’ belly! x

Jamie November 9, 2011 at 8:09 am

Mmmm delicious! Looks so fabulous and I really love spicy peanut sauce. Must try this! And good luck on the awards – I’m off to vote!

Sam November 9, 2011 at 8:12 am

Thanks Jamie :-)

Sam November 9, 2011 at 8:13 am

Lori we must make for one of the Kabosch summer concert picnics. S xx

Sam November 9, 2011 at 8:13 am

Thanks Ally cat. S xx

Sam November 9, 2011 at 8:13 am

Thanks Kristy. Think these make a fab picnic item.

Lori November 9, 2011 at 8:21 am

Fab idea re the Kabosch concerts Sam x

ninatimm November 9, 2011 at 8:27 am

Love the idea of the bang-bang chicken!!!

PinkPolkaDot November 9, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Wow, Sam – it sounds divine and I love your pics!!

Gail Hooper November 9, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Excellent photos and recipes, maybe when we come to CTown we will try it out with you as chef!!!!

Sam November 9, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Nothing would make me happier than making you a meal Mother Hoops :-) xx

Live to Eat November 9, 2011 at 9:48 pm

LOVE Bang Bang chicken, Sam. I have the most delicious recipe for bang bang salad with noodles, but will be trying your way next time, for sure! x Bern

Colleen November 10, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Beautiful photographs! This sounds absolutely wonderful for the summer days that I KNOW must be coming….;) Love peanut sauce, Don not too much into the chillies but I am. We also use the Jack Daniels sauce. It is lovely. xx

Meagan Pascoe (@MegPascoe) November 10, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Yum – one of my absolute staples. Add some mint and coriander for a super summery freshness…


Sam November 11, 2011 at 7:19 am

Thanks Ms Pascoe, I forgot o add that I did have coriander with it (in the pic) – but mint would be awesome too. Have a stunning day.
sam x

The Americaine November 12, 2011 at 4:34 am

Peanut sauce makes everything delicious!