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Air Fried Bang Bang Chicken drizzled with bang bang sauce

Instant Pot Bang Bang Chicken

Instant Pot Bang Bang Chicken using the air fryer lid will reward you with extremely crunchy crumb coated chicken. Drizzle a generous amount of Bang Bang Sauce over it to make a party worthy appetizer.
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Course: Appetizer, Entree, Quick & Easy
Cuisine: American-Chinese
Keyword: Air Fryer Bang Bang Chicken, Bang Bang Chicken Recipe, Instant Pot Bang Bang Chicken
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 561kcal
Author: Meghna
Cost: $3

Ingredients

  • 1.17 pounds boneless skinless chicken diced into 1 inch cubes **530 g , Use chicken thighs or breasts
  • 1 cup all purpose flour.
  • 2 cups Panko Bread crumbs. **skillet roasted until golden
  • 2 extra large eggs **whisked well
  • Oil Spray **like avocado or canola

Seasonings for All-Purpose Flour

For Flash Marinating Chicken

Garnish

Instructions

Dry Roast the Panko Bread Crumbs

  • Set a skillet over medium high heat and dry roast the panko bread crumbs stirring frequently until uniformly golden. Bread crumbs burn quickly, do not leave unattended. Set them aside.

Crumb Coat the Chicken

  • Add the seasonings (mentioned above in the "Seasonings" section) into the all purpose flour and whisk to mix well.
  • Dice the chicken into 1 inch cubes and rub them with 1 teaspoon crushed black pepper.
  • Transfer the seasoned flour into a large ziplock bag and add the chicken cubes. Seal the bag and coat the chicken with flour by gently rubbing and shaking the bag with the help of your hands.
  • Prepare an assembly line - arrange the flour coated chicken, whisked eggs in a bowl and the skillet roasted panko in a dry flat plate in a symmetrical order.
  • Now, take one flour coated chicken piece from the zip lock bag and shake off any excess flour. Quickly dip it in the whisked egg coat on all sides and lay it on the bed of bread crumbs. Gently roll the chicken to uniformly crumb coat it. Set it aside on a clean dry plate. Repeat the process until you are done with all the pieces.

Air Fry the Bang Bang Chicken using the air fryer lid

  • Place the air fryer Instant Pot Basket inside the steel pot of the Instant Pot. Spray the air fryer basket with oil.
  • Now arrange the crumb coated chicken inside the air fryer basket in one single layer. Do not over crowd or stack the chicken one on top of the other.
  • Spray the chicken with oil.
  • Seal the air fryer lid and press the AIR FRY Button. Set the temperate 400 F and the time 10 minutes. Finally, press the START button.
  • After 5 mins of cooking time, open the air fryer lid and flip the chicken pieces. Spray them with oil and again air fry them for the rest of the 5 mins using the same settings you used before.
  • When the cooking cycle is over carefully open the lid of the air fryer and bring out the crispy air fried bang bang chicken on to a moisture free plate.
  • Drizzle with generous amount of Bang Bang Sauce and sprinkle some chopped scallions and serve hot right away. Enjoy!

Video

Notes

  1. Measuring Units Used: 1 Cup = 240 ml & 1 teaspoon = 5 ml.
  2. Eggs: Extra large = 2, Medium = 3 & Small = 4. I used Extra large eggs.
  3. Roasting/toasting the Panko: Heat = Medium High Heat, technique = stirring frequently (very important otherwise the bread crumbs will burn and you have to start all over again), Color of the Crumbs = golden. 
  4. For finer crumbs: Crush the toasted panko with the help of your hands. This step is optional.
 
Calorific details are provided by a third party application & are to be used as indicative figures only.
 
 
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Bang Bang Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 561 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 181mg60%
Sodium 637mg28%
Potassium 441mg13%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 1142IU23%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 95mg10%
Iron 5mg28%
* Read our privacy policy - Calorie information is provided as a courtesy only and should be leveraged as an estimate rather than a guarantee.Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition

Calories: 561kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 181mg | Sodium: 637mg | Potassium: 441mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1142IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 5mg