Bang Bang Chicken
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INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: - 15 mins
  • Servings: 6
  • Preparation Time: - 15 mins
  • For Sauce
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce I used Frank's
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce I used Sriracha *
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • For Chicken
  • 4 pieces chicken breasts boneless, skinless, cut into small
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce I used Sriracha
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs **
  • oil for frying
DIRECTIONS
  1. To prepare the sauce, mix all the ingredients for the sauce together in a bowl and refrigerate until ready for serving.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, cornstarch, garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt and pepper. To the bowl add the hot sauce, egg, buttermilk and whisk until you have a smooth batter. Add the chicken pieces to the bowl, toss to make sure each piece is coated in the batter and set aside.
  3. In another bowl add about a cup of Panko breadcrumbs.
  4. Add about 1/2 inch of oil in a large skillet and heat the oil over medium-high heat.
  5. Coat each piece of chicken with breadcrumbs, add more breadcrumbs as needed, and fry on both sides for about 3 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Place on paper napkins to soak up some of the oil. Repeat with all chicken pieces. Do not overcrowd the chicken, only add a few pieces of chicken to the skillet at a time, so the chicken turns out crispy.
  6. Drizzle chicken with sauce and serve.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
Sriracha sauce is a hot sauce made from red chili peppers, garlic, vinegar, salt and sugar. The sauce is hot and tangy with a hint of sweetness. Panko is a Japanese-style breadcrumb traditionally used as a coating for deep-fried foods. Store leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 4 days. You can also freeze the cooked chicken, lightly wrapped in foil or saran wrap and place in freezer for about a month. Just pull it out the night before you want to have it and thaw it out in the fridge.