If you punch party food into google, this Bang Bang Chicken should come up. If you’re a fan of boneless chicken wings or dare I say even a Karaage, this one’s for you! Crispy, crunchy, spicy, sweet, let’s get cooking!

A close up shot of Andy holding a little golden nugget of Bang Bang Chicken. It's covered in a orange sauce with green chives.

What is Bang Bang Sauce?

It’s a silly name, it’s meant to be fun and silly sounding, it’s also incredibly easy to make and honestly one of the best side dips out there. 

You probably have all of these in your pantry, so let’s get into it. All you need is: 

Mayo – I used regular mayo here but you could absolutely use kewpie, it honestly would be better! 

Sweet Chilli Not a ton of heat, more so a warm-sweetness. You’ll be able to find it in your international section of the grocery store. 

Hot Sauce – I used franks, but feel free to use any sauce you have. This is the place you could really amp up the heat! 

Honey – You always need a bit of sweetness to balance out the heat.

Andy holding a bowl of Bang Bang Chicken. There is crumpled parchment paper lining the bowl.

Making Fried Chicken Batter.

The batter is super important, it’s going to seal in flavour, and let the panko cling to the chicken. 

This is also a great place to add more spices. 

Into a large bowl, add milk, flour, cornstarch, egg, hot sauce and garlic powder. You want it to be pretty thick. If it’s runny, add a tbsp of flour at a time until it clings to your chicken. 

You could add spices like 5 spice, cumin or crushed Szechuan peppercorns to add some extra spice!

A close up shot of the Bang Bang Chicken sauce in a white bowl.

How to Safely Shallow Fry Chicken.

The key here is to only do what you’re comfortable with. I do a decent amount of frying at home so I know what works for me. 

If it’s your first time shallow frying at home, the taller the pot the better. 

The real key is to have everything ready to go before you drop your chicken. Have your cooling rack ready, your salt, everything. You’d be surprised how fast it can go from golden brown to burnt. 

And remember, if you start a fire: Water + Hot Oil = Explosion 

The best way to stop an oil fire is to smother it. Place a seal tight lid over the pan and let it choke it out. 

A counter top deep fryer is always the safer route!

Other recipes to check!

If you liked the sound of this Bang Bang Chicken, here are some other recipes I think you gotta make!

Crispy Oven Potato Wedges

Oven Baked Chicken Wings

Homemade Onion Rings

Bang Bang Chicken

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Servings 4
A close up shot of Bang Bang Chicken

Ingredients
  

For the Batter

  • 1 cup Milk
  • 3/4 cup Flour
  • 1/2 cup Cornstarch
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tbsp Hot Sauce I used Franks
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder

For the Bang Bang Sauce

  • 1/4 cup Mayo
  • 2 tbsp Sweet Chilli Sauce
  • 2 tsp Hot Sauce
  • 1 tsp Honey

For the Chicken

  • 3 Chicken Breasts Chopped
  • 2 cups Panko
  • 2 cups Oil

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl combine milk, flour, cornstarch, egg, hot sauce and garlic powder. Mix until a thick batter forms.
  • To that bowl, add 3 chopped chicken breasts. Make sure each chicken chunk is fully covered in the batter.
  • With tongs, take your chicken from the batter and coat in panko. It’s best to let some of the batter drip off the chicken.
  • Place your breaded chicken on a parchment lined sheet tray.
  • Place 2 cups of oil in a large frying pan set over medium heat (350F). Once heated, drop your chicken in and fry for 6-7 min or until golden brown.
  • Remove from the pan and let cool on a wire rack.
  • Into a mixing bowl, add mayo, hot sauce, chilli garlic sauce and honey. Mix well and season with a pinch of salt.
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