30 Minute Bang Bang Chicken


This is a copy-cat recipe for the Bang Bang Chicken from The Cheesecake Factory.  Tasty, creamy, comforting, sweet and spicy dish takes only 30 minutes to prepare!

This is a copy-cat recipe for the Bang Bang Chicken from The Cheesecake Factory.  Tasty, creamy, comforting, sweet and spicy dish takes only 30 minutes to prepare!

How could anyone not love a recipe named “Bang Bang Chicken”?  That’s what I thought when I originally heard of it. I hope everyone had a wonderful Labor day weekend and enjoyed the extra day off if you were lucky enough to have the day free.  What am I up to this week you ask?  Oh, you didn’t ask?! Well, I’m going to tell you whether you like it or not.  I am in Orlando vacationing with Mr. Wishes on a spontaneous/surprise/super exciting trip that he decided to take me on.  We went to NYC to see all my favorite broadway shows over the weekend and flew to Orlando Monday night.  Spontaneity is our livelihood and I’m loving every minute of it.  Can someone say DISNEY WORLD?!  Yeah, it’s pretty much my favorite place on earth.  The five year old inside of me is very happy right now 🙂

Have you ever had the Bang Bang Chicken and Shrimp at the Cheesecake factory?  This tastes a lot like it and is easy and crazy delicious!  It is a somewhat spicy Thai Dish flavored with curry, peanuts, chile and coconut and sautéed with veggies, all served over white rice.  And we all know THAI is one of my obsessions.  Honestly, I’ve never had a dish I didn’t like at that restaurant, no matter what the cuisine, but this was one of my favorites which is why I was excited to be able to enjoy a good-‘ol version of it at home.  Now get in the kitchen and “bang” this out (I’m so funny)!  You only need a half hour of slaving away in the kitchen to get this beauty on the table – you won’t be disappointed.

30 Minute Bang Bang Chicken
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This is a copy-cat recipe for the Bang Bang Chicken from The Cheesecake Factory. Tasty, creamy, comforting, sweet and spicy dish takes only 30 minutes to prepare!
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large chicken breast, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1½ cups sliced carrots
  • ½ large onion, diced
  • 1½ tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons all natural peanut butter
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ¾ cup frozen peas
  • peanuts and toasted coconut for garnish, optional
  • brown or white rice for serving
  1. In a large pot or deep skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add in chicken and cook 2 minutes or until mostly cooked thoroughly.
  2. Add in carrot and onion and sauté five minutes or until tender.
  3. Sprinkle in flour and cook another minute. Add in chicken stock, salt and pepper.
  4. Bring to boil and reduce to simmer. It is OK that the liquid doesn't thicken much.
  5. Stir in coconut milk, peanut butter, sugar and spices. Simmer 5 minutes.
  6. Before serving, stir in heavy cream and peas. Cook another couple minutes until peas and cream are heated through and serve over rice.
  7. Top with peanuts and toasted coconut.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4 servings

Recipe source: adapted from Laurenslatest.com

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These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, thunderstorms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has ALWAYS been baseball. Go Yankees!

23 Responses to “30 Minute Bang Bang Chicken”

  1. September 3, 2014 at 6:28 AM #

    Love the title of this post!! 🙂 and rtgthe addition of peanuts & coconut milk:-)

  2. September 3, 2014 at 6:47 AM #

    Ahhh I could have a plate full to the top! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  3. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness
    September 3, 2014 at 7:06 AM #

    I SO wish we could have gone to Disneys Night of Joy together! SO fun that you got a surprise vacay, what a sweet hubby! And this meal? I want it. I actually haven’t tried it at TCF, but I am sure yours is better anyway 😉 Pinned!

    • September 3, 2014 at 12:21 PM #

      Thank you so much Taylor!!! I wish you were coming to night of joy too! Thanks also for the pin 🙂

  4. September 3, 2014 at 10:52 AM #

    What a wonderful hubby to spring a surprise holiday on you. Have a super time in Florida! I love Thai food too and this looks like a quick and easy weekday meal. Take Care

  5. September 3, 2014 at 12:04 PM #

    Wow, what a terrific recipe recreation! Good job on this. And I agree — who can’t resist a name like Bang Bang Chicken? Or anything, for that matter. Good stuff — thanks.

  6. September 3, 2014 at 1:29 PM #

    Loving the name of this…I don’t remember seeing it on The Cheesecake factory menu – and now I dont have to even look – PB and curry and turmeric – holy moly so yum!

  7. September 3, 2014 at 2:50 PM #

    Ha! Agreed – bang bang chicken is just such a fun name! Have so so much fun on your trip!! 🙂

  8. September 4, 2014 at 1:16 AM #

    I can not wait to make this for my boyfriend with a vegan version for me!

  9. September 4, 2014 at 8:47 AM #

    Bang Bang haha, I would make this for the name alone – oh and it looks delicious of course 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  10. September 11, 2014 at 8:56 AM #

    Oh, yes….love Banh Bang Chicken. And love that I can make it at home thanks to you!

  11. September 11, 2014 at 10:06 AM #

    I love The Cheesecake Factory’s Bang Bang Chicken & Shrimp – can’t wait to try this at home!

  12. September 11, 2014 at 12:01 PM #

    This sounds delicious! Especially since I am really craving asian food!! From the Cheesecake Factory!?? Oh how I LOVE that place!!!

  13. September 11, 2014 at 2:48 PM #

    Love Bang Bang shrimp! But, I’ve never tried it at the Cheesecake factory…your version sounds delish!

  14. September 11, 2014 at 3:23 PM #

    I’ve never ordered this at Cheesecake Fac. but yours looks delish. It’s on my must try list!

  15. September 12, 2014 at 9:08 AM #

    You had me at 30 minute!!

  16. September 12, 2014 at 2:39 PM #

    I love the name! This looks delicious!

    • September 12, 2014 at 2:57 PM #

      Thanks, Karissa!

  17. September 15, 2014 at 12:41 PM #

    I think I’ve died and went to bang bang chicken heaven. I would love this! AND remember Kill Bill vol 1? Theme song, in my head. Can’t get it out until I make this chicken!

    • September 15, 2014 at 3:16 PM #

      ahahaha love it!

  18. Elizabeth @ Food Ramblings
    September 17, 2014 at 4:54 AM #

    I love bang bang shrimp from bonewish, so I’m sure I will love this too!

  19. October 9, 2014 at 9:44 AM #

    Quick and easy, my kind of meal!

  20. April 28, 2017 at 3:50 AM #

    I was looking for a dish that I can make fast and this one is perfect. Thank you.

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