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Air Fryer Bang Bang Chicken

Air Fryer Bang Bang Chicken has a crispy and delicious texture with the most amazing sauce! So simple to make in less than 30 minutes.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Diet GlutenFreeDiet
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 589 kcal
Author Amy Rains


Bang Bang Chicken

  • 1 lb chicken breast (cut into 1 inch pieces)
  • 1 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 cup crushed plantain chips or tortilla chips*
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp lime juice

Bang Bang Sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp chili garlic sauce**
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey***


  1. Begin by prepping the chicken. In a shallow bowl, combine the almond flour, salt and crushed up chips.

  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together lime juice and egg.

  3. Take each chicken piece and dip into the egg mixture first, then dip into the flour/chip mixture. Place all chicken pieces in one layer in the air fryer (you may have to do in batches if you have a small air fryer).

  4. Set the air fryer to 380 and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Flip over each chicken piece, and cook for another 6-8 minutes, or until nice and crispy.

  5. While chicken is cooking, make the sauce. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, chili garlic sauce, honey, and rice vinegar.

  6. Once chicken is done place on a large plate and drizzle with sauce. You can also use as a dipping sauce.

For the oven:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees while you prepare the chicken. Lightly grease a large sheet pan. Place each chicken piece on the sheet pan and bake for 12 minutes, flip over the chicken, and bake another 10-12 minutes.

Recipe Notes

*Omit for Keto or Whole30

**You can also use sriracha in place of chili garlic sauce. It will not be Paleo, Keto, or Whole30 compliant.

***Omit the honey for Keto or Whole30. You can use a tiny amount of monk fruit sweetener for a Keto option.

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Bang Bang Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 589 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Fat 42g65%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 131mg44%
Sodium 887mg39%
Potassium 468mg13%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 120IU2%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 96mg10%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.