Air Fryer Sweet and Sour Chicken

Air Fryer Sweet and Sour Chicken

Chinese food is incomplete without the sweet-and-sour sauce found in air-fried chicken. Pineapple, sugar, vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce, and other ingredients are usually used to make it. You might want to try this recipe for Air Fryer Sweet and Sour Chicken instead, even though it can be cooked in the oven or on the stovetop to save time and energy. What’s the hidden component? Continue reading

Different Recipes

Air-Fryer You can alter the flavor of this adaptable dish, sweet and sour chicken, to suit your preferences. Consider trying these recipe variations:

  • Pineapple Sweet & Sour Chicken: For a tropical touch, incorporate canned or fresh pineapple chunks into the sauce. The pineapple’s tartness and sweetness go well with the sauce.
  • Spicy Sweet and Sour Chicken: Add some Sriracha sauce or crushed red pepper flakes to the sauce for a little kick of heat. To suit your taste, adjust the amount of spice.
  • Honey Garlic Sweet and Sour Chicken: To achieve a more sweet and garlicky taste profile, add additional minced garlic and honey to the sauce.
  • Onion with Bell Pepper Add some crunch and color to your Sweet and Sour Chicken by adding diced white onion and bell peppers to the air fryer basket along with the chicken.
  • Ginger Sweet and Sour Chicken: To give the sauce a zesty and aromatic boost, add freshly grated ginger. It tastes great with the tart and sweet components.
  • Vegetarian Sweet and Sour Tofu: To make a vegetarian version of this meal, replace the chicken with tofu cubes. Before smothering the tofu in sauce, press and air fried it until it becomes crispy.
  • Gluten-Free Sweet and Sour Chicken: To make this dish gluten-free without sacrificing its delicious flavors, use gluten-free cornstarch and soy sauce (or a substitute).


  1. Chicken with sesame ingredients:
  2. Two pounds of boneless chicken breast and two big eggs
  3. One cup cornstarch,
  4. one teaspoon salt,and one teaspoon sesame oil
  5. half a teaspoon of pepper, black
  6. One tspn of five spice

sour and sweet sauce components:

  1. 3/4 cup of sugar, granulated
  2. Half a cup of vinegar made from apple cider
  3. One-fourth cup ketchup
  4. Two tsp soy sauce
  5. One tablespoon of sesame oil
  6. One-third cup brown sugar
  7. two tsp finely chopped garlic
  8. two tsp water
  9. One tablespoon of cornflour


Chickenwith Sweet and Sour Flavor Guidelines:

  • Cut the chicken into 1-inch pieces first.
  • After the chicken has been chopped to perfection, proceed to prepare the dipping stations.
  • Combine the cornstarch, five-spice, salt, and pepper in bowl. Blend thoroughly.
  • Beat the egg in separate bowl and mix in the sesame oil.
  • Stir until thoroughly combined. Apply layer of olive oil spray to the basket.
  • Chicken is dipped in the cornstarch mixture.
  • Afterward, return to the cornstarch mixture after adding to the egg mixture. Put them in the air fryer basket as you batter them.
  • Apply liberal amount of olive oil spray.
  • For five minutes, set the temperature to 370 degrees. Five minutes later, turn them over and give them generous spraying of olive oil to ensure the batter crisps up. Five more minutes of air fry time. Over the chicken, drizzle the sauce.
  • Instructions for the Sauce: Combine all the ingredients, excluding the cornstarch and water, in a small saucepan. Simmer for four to five minutes while whisking. To prevent the sauce from burning or sticking, simply keep stirring it.
  • After then, take it off the heat.
  • Combine the cornstarch and water in a small bowl, whisk into the sauce, and simmer for an additional five minutes to thicken.

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