This recipe is a family favorite, and I can’t wait to tell you about it! You know, I’m a big admirer of The Cheesecake Factory, and every time I’m there, I can’t resist getting their Bang, Bang Chicken and Shrimp. To put it simply, it is just incredible!
Thus, I resolved a few months ago to bring this same enchantment into my own home. I put quite a lot of time perfecting it through testing and adjusting. But you know what? I’ve been making it virtually every week since then. Yes, I may be slightly preoccupied, but it is simply that excellent! Now that I’ve shared this recipe with my loved ones, it’s always requested whenever they visit.
Give it a go; I’m dying to see what you think! It’s like a blast of Thai cuisine bliss, and I’m sure you’re going to adore it just as much as we do! Last week I also tried Honey Walnut Shrimp which become my children’s favorite now, so you can simply go for that as well.
What Is Bang Bang Chicken and Shrimp?
Bang Bang Chicken and Shrimp is a dish that will taste just like the version of your favorite food that you would get from a takeaway restaurant. Furthermore, the recipe does not call for a large number of components, and it is actually rather simple to prepare.
Just chicken and shrimp, Thai chili sauce, honey, and rice vinegar are all that are required for this dish. If you try this at a restaurant in your neighborhood, it will make you feel as though there are a lot of components involved; no recipe should be this straightforward.
Overview: How To Make Cheesecake Factory Special Bang Bang Chicken and Shrimp?
Take a taste voyage with this easy and delicious stir-fried chicken and shrimp! Heat two tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large skillet to start. Sprinkle the shrimp and chicken with a generous amount of salt and pepper, and then completely coat each piece with cornstarch. Cook the shrimp until just pink, then continue cooking the chicken until it takes on a lovely golden color. Put these delicious nibbles away.
Let’s now discuss the peanut sauce, which is the star of the show. In a small saucepan, combine all the sauce ingredients; heat the mixture slowly until it begins to bubble. After covering the pan and turning off the heat, watch the magic happen. This smooth and fragrant peanut sauce is the ideal side dish to take your stir-fried chicken and shrimp to the next level.
Indulge your senses with the delicious crunch of properly cooked shrimp and chicken, complemented by the deep, savory flavors of the peanut sauce. An easy dinner that will fulfill your hunger and make your mouth water!
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Chicken and Shrimp
- 1 Chicken Breast
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 2 cups rice
- 10 medium shrimps
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup flaked coconut
- 2 green onions
- 1/4 cup peanuts
- sesame seeds
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp lime juice
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp rice vinegar
- 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
Chicken and Shrimp
- Heat 2 tbsp vegetable oil in a large skillet.
- Generously season chicken and shrimp with salt and pepper.
- Sprinkle cornstarch over chicken and shrimp, ensuring full coating.
- Add coated chicken to skillet, cook until slightly golden (2 mins per side).
- Remove chicken, add shrimp, cook until slightly pink, then remove.
- Set aside for a deliciously golden and perfectly cooked chicken and shrimp combo.
- Combine all sauce ingredients in a small saucepan.
- Heat until the mixture gently bubbles, ensuring a flavorful blend.
- Cover the pan and remove it from the heat, letting the magic unfold.
- It literally only took me three minutes to prepare this peanut sauce, but if time is of the essence, you could use store-bought peanut sauce.
- Stir in the sriracha or cayenne pepper for more heat if desired. Both taste well and are excellent methods for turning up the heat. Some red pepper flakes would be an additional choice.
What We Can Serve With Bang Bang Chicken And Shrimp?
Simple Variations and Options:
1. Protein Choices:
- Instead of chicken and shrimp, use tofu or your favorite veggies for a vegetarian version.
2. Sauce Tweaks:
- Play around with the peanut sauce by adding a bit of honey for sweetness or a dash of Sriracha for extra heat.
3. Nut Allergies:
- For nut allergies, go for sunflower seed butter or tahini instead of peanut butter in the sauce.
4. Spice Level:
- Adjust the red pepper flakes in the peanut sauce to match your preferred spiciness.
5. Vegetarian Peanut Sauce:
- Make a veggie-friendly peanut sauce by skipping fish sauce and using soy sauce or tamari.
6. Grain Options:
- Try quinoa, brown rice, or noodles as alternatives to change up the texture and taste.
7. Garnish Ideas:
- Add freshness and crunch with different garnishes like cilantro, green onions, or a sprinkle of sesame seeds.
8. Citrus Twist:
- Boost the peanut sauce with a squeeze of orange or lime juice for a zesty kick.
Storing And Managing Leftovers!
- Cool Down: Before freezing the Bang Bang Chicken and Shrimp, make sure they have had sufficient time to thoroughly cool down. This helps to preserve the flavor and texture of the food when it is thawed.
- Portioning: The food should be portioned out into portions that are suitable for either an individual or a family. It is now much simpler to thaw and reheat only the portion of food that is required.
- Airtight Packaging: The portions should be placed in airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags for the packaging to be considered airtight. Prevent freezer burn by ensuring that there is only a small amount of air within.
- Labeling: Make sure to clearly note the date that the containers were prepared on the labels. Maintaining the freshness of the food and keeping track of the storage duration is made easier by this.
- Freeze: The containers that have been labeled should be placed in the freezer. Keep in mind that the quality is at its peak when used within two to three months.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q:1 Can I use a different oil for cooking instead of vegetable oil?
A: Absolutely! You can substitute vegetable oil with options like canola oil or peanut oil based on your preference.
Q:2 Can I make the peanut sauce in advance?
A: Absolutely! The peanut sauce can be prepared in advance and stored in the refrigerator. Reheat gently before serving.
Q:3 Can I omit any ingredients in the peanut sauce for dietary preferences?
A: Certainly! Adjust the peanut sauce ingredients based on dietary restrictions or personal taste. Omit or substitute as needed.
Q:4 Is it necessary to use cornstarch for coating the chicken and shrimp?
Yes, cornstarch adds a crispy texture to the chicken and shrimp when cooked. It helps achieve that golden and crunchy exterior.