Air Fryer Sesame Chicken

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The next time you're in the mood for takeout, try this Air Fryer Sesame Chicken instead. This crispy chicken has such great flavor from a homemade tangy sauce that you'll want to put on everything. This easy recipe uses no oil, is high protein and ready in about 20 minutes.
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Plate of sesame chicken.

This Air Fryer Sesame Chicken has the perfect amount of crunch without any of the oil!

Not sure what to do for date night? How about some take out style sesame chicken? You won’t even have to leave the house to pick it up just leave all the work to the air fryer. Be sure to add this chicken to your next grocery list and schedule date night or some you time with a side of sesame chicken. Crispy chicken in the tub? I’m not one to judge. 

The best past is this Air Fryer Sesame Chicken will not leave you feeling uncomfortable and stuffed when your done. The chicken comes out so crispy and perfect that you’re going to want to coat it in every single sauce you have in your fridge, trust me. Whip out the buffalo sauce because you’ll be making chicken tenders next. 

It’s sweet with just the right about of heat.

Sesame chicken on a white plate.

Put your Spicy Sesame Chicken over:

  • Rice.
  • Cauliflower rice.
  • Fried rice or fried. cauliflower rice. 
  • Zoodles.
  • Steamed vegetables.

What other sauces could I do? Use the same air fryer method but top with:

  • Mixture of honey and Franks Red Hot. 
  • Primal Kitchen Buffalo Sauce.
  • Favorite BBQ Sauce.
  • Honey Mustard Sauce. 

Cassava Flour Substitutes

  • Tapioca Starch.
  • Arrowroot Starch.
  • Potato Starch.
  • Corn Starch.
  • Rice Flour.
  • All-Purpose Flour.
  • Almond Flour.

The nutrition facts listed are for one piece of chicken. This makes it easy for you to adjust as needed.
spicy sesame chicken

Plate of sesame chicken.

Air Fryer Sesame Chicken

Danielle Lima
The next time you're in the mood for takeout, try this Air Fryer Sesame Chicken instead. This crispy chicken has such great flavor from a homemade tangy sauce that you'll want to put on everything. This easy recipe uses no oil, is high protein and ready in about 20 minutes.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 24 pieces
Calories 56 kcal

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Equipment

  • 1 Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lbs. chicken breast
  • 2/3 cup plain panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup  cassava Flour
  • 2 eggs
  • salt and black pepper

Sauce

  • 8 Tbsp. Sweet & Spicy Soy Chili Sauce – Private Selection Brand
  • 1 small orange juiced
  • 3 tsp. coconut aminos or soy sauce

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat air fryer.
  • Using 3 separate bowls, add eggs and scramble to one bowl. Add cassava to a separate bowl. Add panko breadcrumbs to a third separate bowl. Add salt and pepper to panko and mix together.
  • Cut the raw chicken into 24 equally sized bite-sized pieces.
  • Dip chicken pieces into cassava flour and coat well. Transfer to the egg and coat thoroughly. Finally, transfer to the panko bread crumbs and evenly coat the outside.
  • Set coated chicken pieces in the base of the air fryer and repeat until the air fryer is full. You will need to do this in batches so the chicken does not touch or overlap in the air fryer. Cook time will vary depending on your air fryer.
  • Air fry at 350 for 10 mins.
  • Mix all sauce ingredients in a separate bowl and set aside while you cook the chicken in batches.
  • Remove the cooked chicken from the air fryer and add it to a large bowl. Top with the sauce and mix together well to coat evenly. Top chicken with optional sliced green onions or red pepper flakes and serve with rice, cauli rice or as is.

Notes

  • Nutritional information is an estimate and will vary with substitutions. 
  • The nutrition facts listed are for one piece of chicken. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1pieceCalories: 56kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 7gFat: 1g
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7 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Oh, my goodness what a flavor explosion! This recipe was supposed to be for my lunch this upcoming week. Instead my family snacked on it and I had to make another batch! Teenage approved and cowboy hubby approved! Thank you! Thank you! Your recipes are always the bomb diggity!

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