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Bang Bang Crispy Baked Chicken

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Breadcrumb-free crispy baked chicken is drizzled with bang bang sauce for a delicious weeknight meal.

I’ve made so many bang bang recipes now, but no one in our house is sick of it yet, so I’m going to keep making them. This time I decided to pair the sauce with crunchy baked chicken. My current favorite way to bake chicken is to coat bite-sized pieces in egg and then cornstarch. The chicken develops a thick crispy coating when baked. Almost as good as fried. Almost.
close-up photo of Bang Bang Crispy Baked Chicken

I then drizzled a generous amount of the tangy, sweet and spicy bang bang sauce. It’s great on its own or over a bowl of rice.

close-up photo of a piece of chicken being dipped in bang bang sauce

If you love bang bang sauce as much as me, be sure to check out my:

Bang Bang Crispy Baked Chicken

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Asian
Breadcrumb-free crispy baked chicken is drizzled with bang bang sauce for a delicious weeknight meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless chicken breasts (see note)
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 2 large eggs whisked

bang bang sauce

  • 2 tbsp sweet chili sauce (see note)
  • 1-2 tsp sriracha or other hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup light/low fat mayonnaise (see note)
  • 1 tbsp honey

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces (about 1 inch long). In a small bowl, whisk eggs. In another bowl, add cornstarch. Coat chicken in egg mixture and then lightly roll in cornstarch. Place on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat until all chicken is coated.
  • Bake chicken for about 10-12 minutes in top half of oven or until chicken is almost completely cooked. The chicken should start to have a pale yellow coating formed over it from the cornstarch and egg mixture. Flip chicken pieces and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Chicken should be completely cooked.
  • While chicken is cooking, make the sauce.  Add all ingredients into a small bowl and whisk until uniform and no mayonnaise lumps remain. 
  • Remove chicken from oven. A few pieces may have some remaining cornstarch powder on it. Dust any spots of cornstarch off. Turn oven to low broil. Place chicken back in and let chicken cook for about 5 minutes or until chicken pieces turn light brown on top and crisp up. Make sure to watch your chicken closely so it doesn't burn.
  • Drizzle sauce over finished chicken. Save any remaining sauce for dipping or for serving with rice, etc. If desired, garnish dish with fresh chopped parsley.

Notes

  • You can also use chicken thighs.
  • I bought my sweet chili sauce from an Asian grocery store. Make sure to buy the kind that is just a smooth sauce without chili seeds like the one pictured in this post.
  • To lighten up your bang bang sauce, you can sub out half or all of the mayo for nonfat plain Greek yogurt. I used light mayonnaise if you use something else the nutrition estimate will vary.
  • The nutrition estimates below include the entire amount of whisked eggs and cornstarch. However, you will most likely not use the entire amount of whisked eggs and cornstarch when coating your chicken.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25of recipe, Calories: 360kcal, Carbohydrates: 35.6g, Protein: 28.9g, Fat: 8.7g, Saturated Fat: 1.9g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.9g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2.5g, Cholesterol: 178.1mg, Sodium: 318.9mg, Fiber: 0.4g, Sugar: 7.8g, Vitamin A: 200IU, Vitamin C: 2.5mg, Calcium: 20mg, Iron: 1.1mg, Net Carbs: 35g

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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6 comments on “Bang Bang Crispy Baked Chicken”

  1. This looks so good and easy. I must try this!

  2. This did not turn out well at all – followed directions exactly…… Broiled low for like 10 minutes and got edible – ate only because we were really hungry. Looked great but I’ll stick to frying or Panko in the oven. Thanks though 🙂

    • you do have to be careful with the cornstarch coating. You only want a light amount of cornstarch coating, which should be completely absorbed in the egg and during baking. Otherwise you’ll taste the cornstarch at the end. It’s definitely not the same taste as frying or panko, but it’s a healthier option and I really enjoy it.

  3. I loved this! So crispy and delicious. I really appreciate how it easy it was to make, too.

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