Air Fryer Sesame Chicken Recipe

Certainly! Here’s a recipe for Air Fryer Sesame Chicken:

Title: Air Fryer Sesame Chicken

Preparation Time: 15 minutes Marinating Time: 30 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 1 hour (including marinating) Yield: 4 servings


For the Chicken:

  • 1 lb (about 450g) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For Coating:

  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • Cooking spray or oil for misting

For the Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • Sliced green onions for garnish (optional)


  1. Marinate the Chicken:
    • In a mixing bowl, combine the chicken pieces with soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, minced garlic, cornstarch, salt, and pepper. Mix well to coat the chicken evenly. Let it marinate for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  2. Prepare Coating Stations:
    • Set up three shallow dishes: one with cornstarch, one with beaten eggs, and one with Panko breadcrumbs.
  3. Coat the Chicken:
    • Take a piece of marinated chicken and dredge it first in the cornstarch, shaking off excess, then dip it into the beaten eggs, and finally coat it thoroughly with the Panko breadcrumbs. Repeat this process with all the chicken pieces.
  4. Preheat the Air Fryer:
    • Preheat your air fryer to 380°F (190°C) for a few minutes.
  5. Air Fry the Chicken:
    • Lightly coat the air fryer basket with cooking spray or brush with oil to prevent sticking.
    • Place the coated chicken pieces in a single layer in the air fryer basket, ensuring they are not touching or overcrowded. You may need to cook in batches.
    • Lightly mist the top of the chicken with cooking spray or oil.
  6. Air Fryer Cooking:
    • Air fry the chicken at 380°F (190°C) for 12-15 minutes, flipping halfway through the cooking time, until the chicken is golden brown and reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
  7. Prepare the Sauce:
    • While the chicken cooks, prepare the sauce. In a small saucepan, combine soy sauce, honey, rice vinegar, sesame oil, cornstarch, and sesame seeds. Cook over medium heat, stirring continuously until the sauce thickens, for about 2-3 minutes.
  8. Toss the Chicken with Sauce:
    • Once the chicken is cooked, transfer it to a mixing bowl. Pour the prepared sauce over the cooked chicken and toss gently to coat evenly.
  9. Garnish and Serve:
    • Garnish with sliced green onions if desired.
    • Serve the Air Fryer Sesame Chicken hot over rice or with your favorite side dishes.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 350
  • Total Fat: 11g
    • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 120mg
  • Sodium: 800mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 29g
    • Dietary Fiber: 1g
    • Sugars: 10g
  • Protein: 33g

This Air Fryer Sesame Chicken offers a crispy texture with a deliciously flavorful sauce. It’s a healthier alternative to traditional deep-fried versions, yet still packed with taste! Adjust the seasoning or sweetness of the sauce according to your preference.

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