Air Fryer Firecracker Chicken

Air Fryer Firecracker Chicken

Give your chicken, rice, and vegetables-meal a spicy kick with Air Fryer Firecracker Chicken! There are many variations of chicken and rice for a few reasons; you can eat the meal for lunch or dinner, get all of your nutrients in one meal, and it is a simple meal to prepare. The only problem is that eating chicken, rice, and vegetables all the time can get boring. We’re all about making meal prepping convenient and fun, so we’re putting an Asian-inspired twist on your chicken and rice meals while staying gluten and oil-free. 

How long will Air Fryer Firecracker Chicken last for?

Firecracker chicken will last for four days. Store the chicken in an airtight container and put it in the refrigerator. 

Can Air Fryer Firecracker Chicken be frozen?

Yes, you can freeze air fryer firecracker chicken for 2 to 6 months. Place your chicken in labeled freezer bags or containers and store. You can freeze the sauce, too. 

Air Fryer Firecracker Chicken

This spicy sweet chicken recipe is bursting with flavor from tangy hot sauce, honey and umami coconut aminos for a gluten free air fryer recipe with zero oil. 

Air Fryer Firecracker Chicken

Air Fryer Firecracker Chicken Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-2 inch pieces  
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free flour 
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce 
  • tbsp honey 
  • tbsp coconut aminos 
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes  
  • tbsp chopped green onion  

For Serving  

  • 1 cup dry white rice  
  • 3 cups steamed edamame  
  • 1/4 tsp flaky sea salt  

Air Fryer Firecracker Chicken

 

How do you make Air Fryer Firecracker Chicken?

Start cooking your rice and edamame. The meal is complete once the chicken is ready. Start cooking your firecracker chicken while the rice and edamame cook. Start cooking the chicken by heating hot sauce, honey, coconut aminos, and red pepper flakes over medium-low heat until steaming. Pour the sweet & savory mixture into a small bowl. Now get the chicken ready by blotting chicken pieces dry with a paper towel. Place the chicken in a medium mixing bowl, add gluten-free flour, and toss the chicken to coat. Once you cover the chicken in flour, spread chicken evenly in an air fryer basket. Close and air fry at 390ºF for 8 minutes. Shake basket and fry the chicken for 8 minutes longer. Grab your firecracker sauce and spoon half of it over chicken and shake to coat evenly. Fry the chicken for 5 minutes longer. Use the remaining sauce to drizzle over the chicken before eating.

 

Air Fryer Firecracker Chicken

 

How to portion Air Fryer Firecracker Chicken?

Get four MPOF meal prep containers and divide the remaining firecracker sauce between four sauce cups. Put your firecracker chicken in the large compartments and sprinkle with green onion. Divide rice between one of the 1 cup compartments and edamame in the other. Sprinkle edamame with sea salt and drizzle remaining sauce on chicken before devouring!

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Air Fryer Firecracker Chicken

Air Fryer Firecracker Chicken

Air Fryer Firecracker Chicken

This spicy sweet chicken recipe is bursting with flavor from tangy hot sauce, honey and umami coconut aminos for a gluten free air fryer recipe with zero oil.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 21 minutes
Total Time: 36 minutes
Course: dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: air fryer, Chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 456kcal
Author: Meal Prep on Fleek

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-2 inch pieces 
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free flour
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp chopped green onion 

For Serving

  • 1 cup dry white rice 
  • 3 cups steamed edamame 
  • 1/4 tsp flaky sea salt 

Instructions

  • Cook rice according to package directions.
  • Heat hot sauce, honey, coconut aminos and red pepper flakes over medium-low heat until steaming. Pour into a small bowl. 
  • Blot chicken pieces dry with paper towel and place in a medium mixing bowl. Add gluten-free flour and toss to coat chicken pieces. Spread chicken evenly in basket of air fryer. Close and air fry at 390ºF for 8 minutes. Shake basket and fry for 8 minutes longer. Spoon 1/2 of sauce mixture over chicken and shake to evenly coat. Fry for 5 minutes longer. 
  • Divide the remaining sauce between 4 small sauce cups. Add firecracker chicken to large compartments of 4 white MPOF containers and sprinkle with green onion. Divide rice between one of the smaller (1 cup) compartments of each container and edamame in the other. Sprinkle edamame with sea salt. Drizzle remaining sauce on chicken before enjoying.

Nutrition

Serving: 1meal | Calories: 456kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 1315mg | Potassium: 1193mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 167IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 4mg
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Other tips for making Air Fryer Firecracker Chicken:

  • Don’t pack your air-fryer basket with chicken. Fry a few pieces at a time to give the chicken space to get crispy. 

  • If you want to turn down the heat a bit, omit the red pepper flakes. 

  • You can serve firecracker chicken with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice, rice noodles, or chow mein noodles. If you have any extra leftovers, use them in our Cauliflower Fried Rice

  • Increase your air-frying temperature for crispier chicken. 

 

Air Fryer Firecracker Chicken

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