Air Fryer Sesame Chicken

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This Air Fryer Sesame Chicken Recipe gives you restaurant quality.


PREP TIME: 10 mins
COOK TIME: 24 mins
TOTAL TIME: 34 mins
CALORIES: 358 kcal


Sauce Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 5 teaspoons Hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon cold water
  • 1 Tablespoon corn starch
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds toasted

Chicken Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken thighs boneless skinless
  • 1/3 cup corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil spray


  • Cut the chicken into cubed chunks, then toss in a large bowl with cornstarch and coat the chicken evenly.
  • Preheat the Air Fryer to 390º Fahrenheit.
  • Add the chicken to the prepared air fryer basket.
  • Air fry the chicken for 24 minutes until golden brown, tossing the chicken halfway through the cooking time. Add a spritz of oil after tossing the chicken.
  • Add the sesame chicken sauce ingredients into a small saucepan and whisk over medium heat until the sauce has reached a small boil.
  • Once the sugar has completely dissolved, whisk in the cornstarch and water. Allow the sauce to thicken for around 5 minutes. Continue to whisk.
  • Mix in the sesame seeds.
  • Remove the sauce from the heat and set aside for 5 minutes, allowing the sauce to continue thickening.
  • Place the chicken into a medium size mixing bowl and cover with the sauce. Toss the chicken so that each piece is coated in sauce.
  • Serve topped over rice and garnish with green onion.


Flour is a wonderful substitute for corn starch as it has starch in it already.

However, keep in mind; you will need twice as much flour as cornstarch to make

homemade sesame sauce.

You can also use chicken tenders or chicken breasts instead of chicken thighs.

Instead of corn starch, you can swap out tapioca flour to coat the chicken. You’ll still

get crispy chicken without the added carbs.


Calories: 358kcal Carbohydrates: 22g Protein: 20g Fat: 21g Saturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 111mg Sodium: 982mg Potassium: 292mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 7g Calcium: 32mg Iron: 1mg

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