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Friday, 20 April 2018

Chicken Cups ...Boom Bang-a-Bang!

Here in many parts of the UK the sun is shining and the temperatures are great! Many may be thinking of serving salads for lunch or dinner, but how about these chicken cups ...perfect for family or friends get-togethers or just to enjoy yourself.

The classic British Coronation chicken gets a makeover, served in Little Gem lettuce leaves with peanut and coconut sauce. This is such a fun recipe, could be great for a party, or lunch time get-together.

Serves 8

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.

Works out at 6 carbs per serving
Original recipe idea here

... and before you can say 'Boom Bang-a-Bang' - they're ready !
Enjoy Your Chicken Cups.

Note - if you are dairy free and do not use yoghurt, perhaps put a tablespoon of coconut oil instead to give the right flavour to the melted peanut mixture.

There is a variety of recipe ideas within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Anonymous said...

Hi Jan, I love this idea! This will be a perfect meal for my diabetic husband. Thank you and have a lovely day.

Tom said...

...a new way to eat chicken for me!

Anonymous said...

that sounds really good,,

Valerie-Jael said...

This sounds fantastic, thanks for sharing! Hugs, Valerie

Iris Flavia said...

Sounds yum and easy!

Jo said...

They look lovely and perfect for the warm weather.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, this sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend!

Christine said...

They look delicious!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I've never thought about combining peanut butter with chicken but it would be high in protein and good for me! I'd like to try this! Thank you! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Diane

DeniseinVA said...

Absolutely my kind of dish. Thank you Jan :)

Out on the prairie said...

Really sounds good, a bit of Thai flavors

carol l mckenna said...

So creative and festive too!

Happy Weekend to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

William Kendall said...

The ingredients sound good.

Debbie said...

we get something like this in a local restaurant BUT these look so much better!!!

This N That said...

Don't they look yummy?? Thanks for sharing..

Chris Lally said...

Looks and sounds absolutely delicious. Thank you, Jan!

Elephant's Child said...

Not for me. My partner would like them though.

Carol Blackburn said...

Look yummy and nice to serve to friends for a light luncheon.

Martha said...

What a nice recipe!

Zaa said...

Bet I could substitute turkey too.... I’m loving your recipes( quick and easy0 .. What every did I do with out low carb( ha ha)

Magic Love Crow said...

Yummy! Thank you!

Conniecrafter said...

that does sound like a wonderful summer time meal, how great that you are having nice weather.

Kezzie said...

These look soooooooooooooooooooooooo nice!