I first tried bang bang sauce about a year ago, and now I will put that creamy, sweet, spicy sauce on just about anything! This time it was super good on Air Fryer Bang Bang Chicken Bites!
My son didn’t think he would like these and asked for something else, he actually ate while I was making these.
That turned into “well…I guess I will try one”…and ended with him scarfing down a bunch of these.
So he pretty much had two dinners 😉 That’s how amazing these are!
How to Make Air Fryer Bang Bang Chicken Bites
You’ll start by setting up a breading station like this.
A beaten egg in one bowl, flour seasoned with kosher salt and pepper in another bowl.
And a pound of chicken cut into bite size pieces.
Dip the chicken into the egg first, then in the flour.
And into the air fryer basket.
Spray non stick cooking spray over top and then set the air fryer to 400 degrees for 15 to 18 minutes.
Oh, and shake the basket halfway through.
Crispy golden brown chicken bites is what you’ll see!
As the chicken was cooking in the air fryer I made some homemade bang bang sauce…
All you do is mix together mayo, sweet Thai chili sauce, and Sriracha.
For coating the chicken bites in the sauce, I like to use a container with a lid.
The chicken bites go in with most of the bang bang sauce.
Then put the lid on and shake until evenly coated.
Serve the Air Fryer Chicken Bites with the remaining sauce for dipping!
If you want to get a little fancy, garnish with chopped chives 🙂
More recipes to try like Bang Bang Chicken Bites!
Air Fryer Bang Bang Chicken Bites
Air Fryer Bang Bang Chicken Bites are crispy air fried chicken nuggets tossed in a delicious homemade bang bang sauce!
- 1 pound chicken breasts
- 3/4 cup flour
- kosher salt, pepper
- 1 egg
- non stick cooking spray
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 1/2 cup sweet Thai chili sauce
- 1-3 Tbsps Sriracha (depending on spice preference
Cut the chicken into bite size pieces.
Put the flour in a bowl and add kosher salt and pepper, stir until combined. Crack the egg in another bowl and beat it with a fork.
Dip the chicken bites into the egg and then into the flour to coat them, place the coated chicken in the air fryer basket. Spray with the non stick spray and set the air fryer to 400 degrees for 15 to 18 minutes, shake the basket halfway through.
As the chicken cooks, mix together the mayo, sweet Thai chili sauce, and Sriracha. Stir until evenly mixed.
When the chicken bites are done put them in a container with a lid. Add most of the bang bang sauce, put the lid on, and shake until evenly coated.
Serve with the remaining bang bang sauce for dipping.