Air Fryer Sesame Chicken

April 11, 2019Kristy
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Make a delicious dinner with Air Fryer Sesame Chicken!

I’ll tell you this again but one of my favorite air fryer chicken recipes is this Air Fryer Honey Garlic Chicken.  I have found though that I can easily use the same method with a variety of sauces.

air fryer sesame chicken

I decided to adapt this Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken and use the sauce for Air Fryer Sesame Chicken.

I wasn’t disappointed, it was delicious and a wonderful switch from our honey garlic variety.

Most of the air fryer recipes that I make are also gluten-free, I opted to make this gluten-free as well; however, I will say it’s a bit more time consuming than the others if you want to make this gluten-free.

How do you make Gluten-Free Air Fryer Sesame Chicken?

air fryer sesame chicken

Finding the gluten-free soy sauce is rather easy at the store, they actually carry it at our local Walmart.  Now to find the gluten-free hoisin sauce, I found that nearly impossible.  It used to be readily available and it may have just been my location; however, you do need this sauce, you can simply make it yourself.

That’s right, it’s easy to make it yourself too, so be sure to follow this Gluten-Free Hoisin Sauce and you’ll have this dish gluten-free in minutes!

What is Hoisin Sauce?

air fryer sesame chicken

This sauce has the texture of molasses.  It’s got a sweet and spicy taste and is very similar to what I would consider a barbecue sauce.  It’s used on grilled meats and also in this sesame sauce.

What do you need for Air Fryer Sesame Chicken?

  • Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • Cornstarch
  • Soy Sauce
  • Brown Sugar
  • Orange Juice
  • Hoisin Sauce
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Green Onions

Optional items that you could add would be rice and green beans, which is our preferred foods to serve sesame chicken with.

air fryer sesame chicken

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Now let’s enjoy this Air Fryer Sesame Chicken!

air fryer sesame chicken

Air Fryer Sesame Chicken

Air Fryer Sesame Chicken

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Make a delicious air fryer chicken dinner with Air Fryer Sesame Chicken!

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 6 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • 1/2 Cup Cornstarch
  • Olive Oil Spray

Sauce

  • 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce or Gluten-Free Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Orange Juice
  • 5 Tsp Hoisin Sauce or Gluten-Free Sauce
  • 1/2 Tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 Garlic Clove, Crushed
  • 1 Tbsp Cold Water
  • 1 Tbsp Cornstarch
  • 2 Tsp Sesame Seeds

Optional

  • Green Onions
  • Cooked Rice

Instructions

  1. Cut the chicken into cubed chunks, then toss in a bowl with Cornstarch or Potato Starch. Use enough to coat the chicken evenly.
  2. Place in the Air Fryer and cook according to your Air Fryer Manual for chicken. (Note - I cooked ours on 390* for 24 Minutes, 12 minutes on each side.)
  3. While the chicken is cooking, in a small saucepan, begin to make the sauce.
  4. Add the soy sauce, brown sugar, orange juice, hoisin sauce, ground ginger, and garlic to the saucepan. Whisk this well.
  5. Once the sugar has fully dissolved, whisk in the water and cornstarch.
  6. Mix in the sesame seeds.
  7. Let the sauce set aside for 5 minutes to thicken.
  8. Once the chicken is done, remove from the air fryer and coat with the sauce.
  9. Serve topped over rice and beans.

Notes

If you are using a Ninja Foodi, you can make the sauce in the pot of the foodi.


Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 335 Total Fat: 12g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 9g Cholesterol: 137mg Sodium: 1100mg Carbohydrates: 28g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 6g Protein: 30g

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