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A piece of bang bang chicken dipped into bang bang sauce
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5 from 2 votes

Bang Bang Chicken Recipe

This bang bang chicken recipe is the perfect appetizer with chunks of juicy fried chicken tossed in a creamy, sweet and spicy sauce. So easy to make!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, fried chicken, game day, party food, spicy
Servings: 4
Calories: 469kcal

Ingredients

FOR THE BANG BANG SAUCE

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup chili-garlic sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne or use smoked paprika for a milder version
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

FOR THE CHICKEN

  • 1 pound chicken breast chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk or use milk
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper use smoked paprika for a milder version or use both!
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • FOR GARNISH: Fresh chopped parsley spicy chili flakes

Instructions

FOR THE BANG BANG SAUCE

  • Whisk together all of the ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Cover and refrigerate until ready to use, or serve right away.

FOR THE BANG BANG CHICKEN

  • Heat 2 inches of vegetable oil in a wide pot to 375 degrees F. Do not let the oil boil. If you do not have a thermometer, test the oil with a tiny drop of flour. It will immediately sizzle up.
  • Next, add the chicken and buttermilk to a large bowl. Toss to coat the chicken. Soak for a few minutes while the oil is heating.
  • Whisk together then cornstarch, cayenne (or paprika) and a bit of salt and pepper into a separate large bowl.
  • Drain the chicken and shake off any excess buttermilk. Coat the chicken in the seasoned cornstarch mixture, then fry them for 2-3 minutes per side, or until they are cooked through and start to lightly brown.
  • Remove and drain the chicken on paper towels.
  • Toss the chicken with the bang bang sauce then garnish with fresh parsley and spicy chili flakes.

Nutrition

Calories: 469kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 1123mg | Potassium: 495mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 830IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg