Air Fryer Sesame Chicken Recipe

Air Fryer Sesame Chicken Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credits: Kitchen Sanctuary via YouTube


Impress your family with this crispy, flavorful sesame chicken from Kitchen Sanctuary. These chicken bites are air-fried to perfection and will make everyone’s mouth water. Add this to your meal plan for this week and see your family finish it in a snap.


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I like how convenient this dinner recipe is; just perfect for busy weeknights when I don’t have enough time to prepare a meal for my family. You just toss it in the air fryer, make a simple sauce, then toss them together and you’re done. Check it out below and serve it tonight!


Crispy Chicken:

  • 6 large skinless chicken thigh fillets
  • 3 tbsp cornflour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 3 tbsp oil

Sesame Sauce:

  • 1 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Chinese rice vinegar
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • 4 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 3 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp dark soy sauce

To Serve:

  • sesame seeds
  • chopped spring onions
  • boiled or egg fried rice


Step 1

Add 3 tbsp corn flour in a large mixing bowl along with 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, and 1/2 tsp paprika. Mix well. After this, add the chopped chicken thigh fillets and mix them all together. Drizzle 3 tbsp oil and continue mixing until the chicken fillets are well coated. Once done, place the chicken in the air fryer basket and cook them at 375 degrees F for 15 to 18 minutes. While waiting, make the sauce.

Air frying the sesame chicken
Image credits: Kitchen Sanctuary via YouTube

Step 2

In another mixing bowl, add 1 1/2 tbsp sesame oil, 3 tbsp sweet chili sauce1 tsp garlic powder, 1 1/2 tbsp Chinese rice vinegar, 3 tbsp honey, 4 tbsp tomato ketchup, 3 tbsp light brown sugar, 3 tbsp light soy sauce, and 3 tbsp dark soy sauce. Mix together until combined. Back to the chicken, give it a shake about two or three times during cooking. Now, microwave the sauce for about three to four minutes, stirring every minute, to heat it.

Step 3

Transfer the chicken to the sauce and toss it all together until the chicken is well coated. Serve the chicken with boiled or egg fried rice and garnish with sesame seeds and chopped spring onions. Enjoy!

Tossing the air fryer chicken in sesame sauce
Image credits: Kitchen Sanctuary via YouTube

Air Fryer Sesame Chicken Recipe

Air Fryer Sesame Chicken Recipe

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