Air Fryer Sesame Chicken Recipe

  • Yield: 6
  • Servings: 6
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 25m
  • Ready In: 35m

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

  • Carbohydrates

    28 g
  • Cholesterol

    137 mg
  • Fat

    12 g
  • Fiber

    1 g
  • Protein

    30 g
  • Saturated Fat

    3 g
  • Serving Size

  • Sodium

    1100 mg
  • Sugar

    6 g
  • Trans Fat

    1 g
  • Unsaturated Fat

    9 g
  • Potassium

    606.4 mg
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Air fryer sesame chicken recipe. Learn how to cook yummy Asian sesame chicken in an air fryer. Serve it with yummy Hoisin Sauce.

What are the benefits of cooking Asian sesame chicken in an air fryer?

Air fryers are a newer cooking appliance that allows you to cook food by circulating hot air.

The benefits of cooking sesame chicken in an air fryer are: it is healthy, crispy, and flavorful.

How do you make this dish?

This is a recipe for one of the most popular dishes in Asia. Sesame chicken is a dish that is usually served as an appetizer but can also be used as a main course.


–  boneless and skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces

– tablespoons soy sauce


– olive oil

–  hoisin sauce

– grated fresh ginger

– orange juice

-honey or brown sugar

-toasted sesame seeds (optional)

Air Fryer Sesame Chicken Recipe

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  • 6 boneless and skinless chicken thighs, cubed
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • olive oil
  • For Hoisin Sauce:
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 5 teaspoons hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoon sesame seeds


Step 1

In a mixing bowl, combine cubed chicken and cornstarch. Toss well to coat chicken evenly.

Step 2

Preheat your air fryer to 400 F (200 C) for 5 minutes. Transfer chicken to the air fryer basket and give a nice coat with olive oil. Cook at 400 F (200 C) for 24 minutes, flipping once, during the cooking.

Step 3

In a small saucepan, combine soy sauce, brown sugar, hoisin sauce, orange juice, ginger, and garlic. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking well until combined. When sugar is dissolved completely, stir in combined water and cornstarch.

Step 4

Mix in sesame seeds. Remove the saucepan from the heat and set aside for 5 minutes.

Step 5

Remove cooked chicken from the air fryer and transfer to a serving bowl. Pour the sauce over. Serve over the cooked rice, if desired.

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