Air Fryer Sesame Chicken

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This Sesame Chicken Recipe is perfect for the air fryer. It is crispy on the outside and so tender and juicy on the inside with the perfect sauce.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 8 minutes
White bowl of rice with sesame chicken on top with chop sticks in the bowl. On a white tablecloth with palm fronds on it

This Sesame Chicken Recipe is perfect for the air fryer. It is crispy on the outside and so tender and juicy on the inside with the perfect sauce.

White bowl of rice with sesame chicken on top with chop sticks in the bowl. On a white tablecloth with palm fronds on it

The Air Fryer Sesame Chicken Recipe below can be made in less than thirty minutes, that is quicker than you could order take out and have it delivered. Above all, you can make it your way, with less fat, calories and no MSG.

The technology behind the air fryer can be found here.

  • 30 Minute Meal: Delicious dinner is ready in less than a half hour.
  • Easy Ingredients: Make it healthier and with your ingredients.
  • Family Friendly: Tempts everyone in the family.
  • Adaptable: Can be made with the ingredients you want to use.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: So great for lunch the next day.
Side view of the Air Fryer Sesame Chicken with an airfryer in the background and a blue and white stripped napkin.

What You Need to Make this Air Fryer Chicken Dish

Ingredients

Sauce

  • Hoisin sauce
  • Soy sauce
  • White vinegar
  • Oil
  • Sesame seeds
  • Garlic
  • Chili oil
  • Brown sugar
Air Fryer surrounded by bowls of chicken and other ingredients to make sesame chicken.

Equipment

How to Make Sesame Chicken Recipe – Step by Step

Chicken dipped in flour and in egg wash to be prepared to by air fried.
  • Make Sauce: First, in a saucepan on medium heat, combine all the sauce ingredients and stir and then bring to boil then set heat to warm.
  • Coating: Second, in bowl, mix the house seasoning, flour and cornstarch. Next, toss the chicken cubes until fully coated.
  • Dredge:   Then dredge the chicken through the beaten eggs and then coat back into the coating.
Uncooked chicken being placed into an airfryer basket and the finished chicken in the basket as well.
  • Cook: Spray air fryer basket and chicken with oil and cook on 380 for 8 minutes.
  • Toss: Finally, remove cooked chicken and toss in the sesame sauce. Lastly, serve over rice.
Sauce being created in a frying pan and with finished product with chicken added.

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Common Questions About this Sesame Chicken Recipe

HOW DO I STORE SESAME CHICKEN

Store leftovers in an airtight container.

SUBSTITUTE CHICKEN THIGHS ?

Of course, alternatively, boneless, skinless chicken thighs can be used for this recipe.

RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, increase or decrease the ingredients as necessary for your families needs.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE FROZEN?

Leftovers can be frozen, again, in an airtight container for up to three months.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH THIS SESAME CHICKEN RECIPE

This is a great recipe to serve with some of great Asian dishes. For example:
>Easy Sesame Noodles
>Thai Peanut Noodles
>Instant Pot Chicken Fried Rice

Sesame Chicken in a bowl with chop sticks sticking out.
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Expert Tips for Making Air Fryer Sesame Chicken Recipe

  • Sesame Chicken Recipe Can be Doubled: Get the right Air Fryer size for your family, they have such a great variety now. Therefore, you can double or triple this recipe if it is required.
  • Toast: The sesame seeds can be toasted before hand for a great flavor.
  • Low Sodium: Healthier versions of your favorite sauces can help make this dish even better.
  • Variation tip: Feel free to use noodles, quinoa or brown rice in this dish.
  • Quick Tip: Premade microwave rice. Such as: basmati rice or Sticky Rice.
  • Alternate sauce: Time saving premade sauce, for example, Lee Kum Kee Panda Brand Sauce for Honey Sesame Chicken.

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White bowl of rice with sesame chicken on top with chop sticks in the bowl. On a white tablecloth with palm fronds on it

Air Fryer Sesame Chicken Recipe

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This Sesame Chicken Recipe is perfect for the air fryer. It is crispy on the outside and so tender and juicy on the inside with the perfect sauce.
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Servings: 3 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken breast cubed
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 2 tablespoons House Seasoning Blend
  • Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chili oil
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar

Instructions

  • In a saucepan on medium heat, combine all the sauce ingredients and stir. Bring to boil then set heat to warm. Set aside until chicken is cooked.
  • In bowl, mix the natures seasoning, flour and cornstarch. Toss the chicken cubes until fully coated.
  • Dredge the chicken through the beaten eggs and then coat back into the flour. Repeat until all cubes are battered.
  • Place cubes in the oiled air fryer basket. Spray chicken with oil and cook on 380 for 8 minutes
  • Remove cooked chicken and toss in the sesame sauce. Serve with rice.

Expert Tips

  • Sesame Chicken Recipe Can be Doubled: Get the right Air Fryer size for your family, they have such a great variety now. Therefore, you can double or triple this recipe if it is required.
  • Toast: The sesame seeds can be toasted before hand for a great flavor.
  • Low Sodium: Healthier versions of your favorite sauces can help make this dish even better.
  • Variation tip: Feel free to use noodles, quinoa or brown rice in this dish.
  • Quick Tip: Feel free to use pre made microwave rice. Such as: basmati rice or Sticky Rice.
  • Alternate sauce: Feel free to use a premade sauce, for example, Lee Kum Kee Panda Brand Sauce for Honey Sesame Chicken.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 527kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 158mg | Sodium: 5630mg | Potassium: 455mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 182IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 4mg

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This recipe is my personal adaptation of an ethnic inspired recipe. It is not intended to be an authentic recipe.  I’ve recreated this recipe because I enjoy the flavors and I want to encourage my readers to expand their tastes and try new flavor combinations. The recipe, ingredients and processes may have been adapted to make the recipe accessible for the average American. I have provided links to authentic versions of the recipe in the post above. I encourage you to visit these pages and learn more about the traditional version(s) of this recipe.

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