Crispy Air Fryer Sesame Chicken Bites

Crispy Air Fryer Sesame Chicken Bites

This Air Fryer Sesame Chicken is the perfect weeknight dinner to serve with white rice, brown rice, cauliflower rice or green beans. Made with a homemade sesame sauce and raw chicken, this easy recipe tastes like something you’d get from Chinese restaurants.

Ingredients For Crispy Air Fryer Sesame Chicken Bites

⭐1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces

⭐1 cup all-purpose flour

⭐1 teaspoon garlic powder

⭐1 teaspoon onion powder

⭐½ teaspoon salt

⭐¼ teaspoon black pepper

⭐2 large eggs, beaten

Cooking spray

⭐¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce

⭐2 tablespoons honey

⭐1 tablespoon rice vinegar

⭐1 tablespoon sesame oil

⭐1 teaspoon garlic powder

⭐1 /2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

⭐1 tablespoon cornstarch

⭐2 tablespoons water

⭐2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

⭐2 green onions, sliced

Instructions For Crispy Air Fryer Sesame Chicken Bites

Step 1: Preparing the Chicken

⭐In a shallow bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper.

⭐Dip each piece of chicken into the beaten eggs, allowing any excess to drip off.

⭐Coat the chicken pieces in the flour mixture, ensuring they are evenly coated.

⭐Place the coated chicken pieces on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Step 2: Air Frying the Chicken

⭐Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) for about 5 minutes.

⭐Lightly spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray to prevent sticking.

⭐Working in batches, place the coated chicken pieces in a single layer in the air fryer basket, ensuring they have some space between them.

⭐Cook the chicken in the air fryer for 10-12 minutes, flipping them halfway through the cooking time to ensure even browning.

⭐Repeat the process with the remaining chicken pieces until all are cooked.

Step 3: Preparing the Sesame Sauce

⭐In a small saucepan, combine the soy sauce, honey, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, minced garlic, and grated ginger.

⭐In a separate bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and water until the cornstarch is completely dissolved.

⭐Heat the saucepan over medium heat(countertop burner), bringing the mixture to a simmer.

⭐Gradually add the cornstarch mixture to the sauce,with spatula  stirring constantly until the sauce thickens.

⭐Remove the sauce from heat and set aside.

Step 4: Coating the Chicken in the Sesame Sauce

⭐In a large bowl, combine the air-fried chicken pieces with the sesame sauce, tossing gently until each piece is coated.

⭐Sprinkle the toasted sesame seeds over the coated chicken and toss lightly.

⭐Allow the chicken to rest for a few minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.

Step 5: Serving the Air Fryer Sesame Chicken.(

⭐Transfer the sesame chicken to a serving dish or individual plates.(Malacasa casserole dishes)

⭐Garnish with sliced green onions and additional toasted sesame seeds for added flavor and presentation.

⭐Serve the air fryer sesame chicken alongside steamed rice or noodles, and enjoy!


Cool the Chicken: For best results, allow the air-fried sesame chicken to cool down to room temperature before storing it. This helps prevent moisture buildup, which can lead to soggy chicken.

Separate into Portions: If you anticipate consuming the sesame chicken in multiple servings, divide it into individual portions. This makes it easier to reheat only the amount you need, preventing unnecessary reheating of the entire batch.

Store in an Airtight Container: Transfer the cooled sesame chicken to an airtight container. Make sure the container is appropriate in size to prevent excess air space, as it can accelerate food spoilage. Alternatively, you can use zip-top freezer bags, removing as much air as possible before sealing.

Refrigerate or Freeze: If you plan to consume the sesame chicken within the next few days, store it in the refrigerator. It will generally stay fresh for up to 3-4 days. If you want to keep it for a longer period, store it in the freezer. Frozen sesame chicken can last for 2-3 months without significant quality loss.

Label and Date: To keep track of storage time, label the container or bag with the date you prepared the sesame chicken. This ensures you know when it was made and helps you prioritize consuming it within a reasonable timeframe.




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