Chilli Chicken Air Fryer Recipe


Chilli Chicken is a popular Indo-Chinese dish that is loved for its spicy and tangy flavors. This Air Fryer version of Chilli Chicken is a healthier twist on the classic recipe, without compromising on taste and texture. The crispy chicken coated in a flavorful sauce is sure to be a hit at your dinner table!

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 green onions, chopped (for garnish)
  • Sesame seeds (for garnish)

Instructions: How to Cook Chilli Chicken Air Fryer

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 400°F (200°C).
  2. In a bowl, mix cornstarch, flour, garlic powder, ginger powder, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Coat the chicken pieces in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess.
  4. Place the coated chicken in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Cook for 10 minutes, flipping halfway through, until the chicken is crispy and cooked through.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, tomato ketchup, chili garlic sauce, honey, and rice vinegar.
  6. Heat vegetable oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the sauce mixture and cook for 1-2 minutes until slightly thickened.
  7. Add the cooked chicken to the pan and toss to coat the chicken in the sauce.
  8. Transfer the Chilli Chicken to a serving plate and garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds.
  9. Serve hot with steamed rice or noodles. Enjoy your delicious Air Fryer Chilli Chicken!
Chilli Chicken Air Fryer Recipe