This air fryer firecracker chicken recipe is amazing, with chunks of chicken tossed in a sweet, but spicy sauce. It is one of my favorite dinner options that my whole family absolutely loves!
My entire family are huge fans of Asian food, I have been creating lots and lots of recipes on my website for everything from Instant Pot Fried Rice to Air Fryer Sweet and Sour Chicken, and do not forget about the 5-minute air fryer crab rangoons.
WHAT IS FIRECRACKER CHICKEN?
I love my air fryer, and this Chicken Recipe is another one of my Asian inspired dishes. It is a simple chicken dish and it is fabulous While, traditional Firecracker chicken is deep-fried, this air fryer version still gives you all of the same flavors, but without all of the calories and fat.
Firecracker chicken is really all in the sauce, which includes a spicy sauce, made with buffalo sauce, brown sugar, and vinegar. Today, after air frying the chicken I tossed it this sauce, plated it on a bed of rice, and served it to the family! Amazing and simple!
Air Fryer Firecracker Chicken Ingredients:
- Boneless skinless chicken breasts
- Black Pepper
- Buffalo Hot Sauce
- Brown Sugar
How do you make Air Fryer Firecracker Chicken?
Start by seasoning your chicken with salt and pepper.
Cut your chicken into 1 piece cubes, and coat them with cornstarch.
Then dip the chicken into the egg.
Then place it on the air fryer pan, coat it with olive oil.
Air Fry 370 degrees F, for 4 minutes, then flip and cook for another 4 minutes. Meanwhile in a bowl, mix together the buffalo hot sauce, brown sugar, and rice vinegar, mix well.
Soak your chicken into the sauce, and put it back on the air fry tray or basket.
Place the pan and broil for about 3 minutes.
Pour over the rice, garnish with sesame seeds and sliced green onions.
Some Common Questions Asked About This Recipe–
Can You Put Raw Chicken in the Air Fryer?
Yes, the air fryer is a great way to cook raw chicken in the air fryer.
Place your chicken in the air ferry basket, and then set the temperature to 350 degrees F, for about 12 to 15 minutes. Flip halfway. Cook the chicken until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
How long will Air Fryer Firecracker Chicken last?
If you have any leftover air fryer firecracker chicken let it cool, until it is room temperature.
Place the leftovers into an airtight container put it in the refrigerator, it will last about 2 to 3 days.
Can Air Fryer Firecracker Chicken be frozen?
This recipe does not do well frozen. If you are in a hurry, you can use frozen chicken tender and then just add the sauce.
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Air Fryer, Firecracker Chicken
This is such an easy meal. I usually serve it over rice. (a perfect Instant Pot and Air Fryer Meal)
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 10
- Total Time: 20
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: Main Course
- Method: Air Fryer
- Cuisine: Chinese
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 2 teapoons salt
- 2 teaspoons black pepper
- 1/3 cup cornstarch
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1/3 cup bufalo hot sauce
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- Start by seasoning your chicken with salt and pepper.
- Cut your chicken into 1 piece cubes, and coat them with cornstarch.
- Then dip the chicken into the egg.
- Then place it on the air fryer pan, coat with olive oil.
- Air Fry 370 degrees for
- 4 minutes, then flip and cook for another 4 minutes.
- Meanwhile in a bowl, mix together the buffalo hot sauce, brown sugar, and rice vinegar, mix well.
- Soak your chicken into the sauce, and put it back on the air fry tray or basket.
- Place the pan and broil for about 3 minutes.
- Pour over the rice (if you deserve), garnish with sesame seeds and sliced green onions.
- Plate, serve and enjoy!!
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