bang bang air fryer chicken

Easy Bang Bang Air Fryer Chicken

If you love bold flavors and satisfying textures, this recipe is perfect for you. A combination of creamy and spicy, this sauce is what elevates the Bang Bang Air Fryer Chicken to a whole new level of deliciousness!

15 min. Prep
20 min. Cook
35 min. Total
2 Servings





Preheat your air fryer to 375°F for about 5 minutes.


chicken tenders

Pat the chicken tenders dry with paper towels. Season them with salt and pepper to taste.



Place the all-purpose flour in a shallow dish. Dip each chicken tender into the flour, coating it evenly. Shake off any excess flour. Then, dip the floured chicken into the beaten eggs, making sure it’s coated thoroughly.


chicken tenders
cooking spray

 Lightly grease the air fryer basket or tray with cooking spray. Place the coated chicken tenders in a single layer in the air fryer basket, ensuring they are not touching each other. Cook in batches if needed.



Place the basket in the preheated air fryer and cook the chicken for 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway through. The chicken should be golden brown and cooked through with an internal temperature of 165°F. Cooking times may vary depending on your air fryer model and the thickness of the chicken.


chili sauce
garlic powder
soy sauce

While the chicken is cooking, prepare the Bang Bang sauce. In a bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, sweet chili sauce, honey, Sriracha sauce, Gochujang, soy sauce, Ponzu sauce, and garlic powder until well combined. Taste and adjust the Sriracha sauce and Gochujang to achieve your desired level of spiciness.


chicken tenders
cooked chicken

Once the chicken tenders are cooked and crispy, remove them from the air fryer and let them cool slightly. Drizzle or brush the Bang Bang sauce over the cooked chicken, coating each tender evenly.


chicken tenders
sesame seed

Transfer the coated chicken tenders to a serving plate. Garnish with chopped green onions (I didn’t have any at the time of filming this) and a sprinkle of sesame seeds for added flavor and visual appeal.



Serve your Bang Bang Air Fryer Chicken as a main dish, appetizer, wrap, or salad. Enjoy it with vegetable fried rice and your favorite dipping sauce or extra Bang Bang sauce.

This Bang Bang Air Fryer Chicken is the perfect dish that combines flavor, convenience, and indulgence.

Trust me, this air fryer recipe is worth trying. It also helps put your giant air fryer to use.


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I added a few little twists to the usual Bang Bang Air Fryer Chicken recipe by adding some Gochujang for spice and flavor, as well as some Ponzu sauce for some salt and zing!

Whether you’re cooking for a family dinner or impressing guests, this dish will earn a spot in your regular rotation.

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At the heart of this dish lies the iconic Bang Bang sauce. A combination of creamy and spicy, this sauce is what elevates the Bang Bang Air Fryer Chicken to a whole new level of deliciousness. The creamy base provides a luscious coating that contrasts beautifully with the crispy texture of the air-fried chicken. A touch of heat from ingredients like sriracha or chili paste adds a kick that’s sure to awaken your taste buds.

As the Bang Bang sauce gained recognition, it adapted to different palates and cultures. Variations emerged in cuisines from Thai to American, showcasing its versatility. The creamy base with a spicy kick provides a canvas for unique flavors.

Bang Bang Air Fryer Chicken is a simple yet flavorful recipe that’s perfect for any occasion. The air fryer brings out the best in the chicken, while the bold Bang Bang sauce adds a kick of flavor. This Bang Bang Air Fryer Chicken is sure to satisfy your cravings without compromising on taste or convenience.