Air Fryer Sesame Chicken

Air Fryer Sesame Chicken

covered in egg and cornstarch, tender chicken pieces are deep-fried until crispy and covered in savory-sweet, sticky sauce that tastes so excellent could eat it with spoon. To make the ideal, simple dinner, toss in bowl of sticky white rice and some steamed veggies.

Ingredients

For the chicken

  1. One and a half pounds of skinless, boneless chicken thighs, sliced into small pieces
  2. two tsp of rice vinegar
  3. One spoonful of soy sauce
  4. two tsp finely chopped fresh ginger
  5. one minced garlic clove
  6. 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  7. Twenty milligrams of newly ground black pepper
  8. two big, beaten eggs
  9. one cup cornmeal

Regarding the sauce

  1. Half a cup of soy sauce
  2. two tsp of rice vinegar
  3. ¼ cup water and
  4. 1/3 cup brown sugar
  5. One tablespoon of cornflour
  6. Two tsp sesame oil
  7. two tsp of vegetable oil
  8. two minced garlic cloves

Optional:

  1. 1 to 2 tsp chile paste
  2. One tablespoon of sesame seeds, roasted

DIRECTIONS

  • Put parchment paper inside the air fryer basket (see note).
  • Mix the chicken, ginger, garlic, vinegar, soy sauce, salt, and pepper in a medium-sized bowl. Toss to thoroughly coat
  • Let the chicken marinate for about 20 minutes, or overnight if you’d like (if marinating longer than that, refrigerate).
  • Beat the eggs in a small bowl.
  • Transfer the cornstarch to a different small bowl.
  • After removing the chicken from the marinade and allowing any excess to drip into the bowl, combine it with the beaten eggs in the bowl. Toss in the coat.
  • One by one, take out the chicken pieces from the eggs, allowing the extra egg to drain out. You’ll probably need to cook the chicken in two batches. Place the chicken pieces in the cornstarch and toss to coat them thoroughly. Then, arrange them in an air fryer in a single layer.

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