This crispy and juicy chicken bites drizzled with creamy sweet chili mayo is absolutely delicious and is equally loved by all. Perfect appetizer for house parties or picnics. The best part is it’s not fried, with AIR FRYER you can achieve the same taste and texture without deep frying so that you can indulge without guilt. Serve it with the Bang Bang sauce as Dip if you love it else, coat it with the sauce and enjoy.
Course: Dinner, lunch
Cuisine: air fryer, American
Keyword: air fryer, bang bang chicken
2chicken breast fillets cut into bite-size pieces.
1teaspoonblack pepper powder
1 ½cuppanko bread crumbs
Oil for brushing
BANG BANG SAUCE:
2tablespoonssweet chili sauce
In a bowl mix buttermilk, cornstarch, all-purpose flour, salt, pepper, hot sauce, onion powder, garlic powder, and egg. Next, add in the chicken pieces and mix properly. Let it rest for 30 minutes.
Next take the chicken pieces out from marinate allowing excess to drip off. Then coat them properly with the bread crumbs.
Arrange the coated chicken on a baking tray and keep it inside the refrigerator to chill for at least half an hour.
Preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes at 180-degrees C / 350-degrees F. Brush the basket with little oil and put the coated chicken in it. Brush some oil on the top. Cook for 7-8 minutes on one side then turn and cook for another 5 minutes or until golden brown. Repeat with the rest of the chicken pieces.
Next mix all the ingredients under Bang Bang sauce.
Pour the sauce over the air-fried chicken and toss properly or serve it as a dip.
Serve hot garnished chopped cilantro.
You can store the air-fried chicken nuggets and sauce separately in an air-tight container for 4 days in the refrigerator or around 2 months in the freezer. (Do not coat it with sauce while storing).