Bang Bang Chicken, I know my family laughed at the name too. But let me assure you, this was seriously good stuff, especially the sauce to go along with. I really think I've found a favorite new way to prepare little chicken bites like these.
I've been cooking with panko crumbs for a long time now and I love how crispy my chicken will turn out, but I really love this batter underneath. It makes this chicken taste fantastic.
Oh and this sauce; this sauce is amazing! It's sort of sweet and tangy but with a little spice too. It's still mild enough for the kiddos though, next time I think we'll add just a bit more of the hot sauce for us adults. It was also great on my parmesan sweet potato fries as well. Delish!
Make sure to add this to your menu soon; I'm serious, you must make these!
Bang Bang Chicken
2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into small chunks
1 c buttermilk
3/4 c flour
1/2 c cornstarch
1 tbsp garlic powder
1-1/2 tsp paprika
1-2 tbsp hot sauce
dash of salt and pepper
2 c panko crumbs
olive oil for frying
1/2 c mayonnaise
1/4 c sweet chili sauce
2 tbsp hot sauce
1-2 tbsp honey
In a medium sized bowl, mix flour, cornstarch, garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper. Add in hot sauce, egg and buttermilk. Whisk until smooth. Add chicken pieces to bowl and toss with batter to make sure pieces are well coated, set aside.
Add panko crumbs to another bowl. Mix all of sauce ingredients together in a separate bowl and let chill in fridge.
Add oil to a large skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Coat each piece of chicken with panko crumbs. Place coated chicken in skillet and fry on both sides for about 4-5 mins. or until cooked through. Place chicken on a plate lined with paper towels to soak up some of the oil. Repeat with remaining chicken pieces.
When ready to eat, serve sauce over chicken or enjoy with your own favorite dipping sauces.
Source: Jo Cooks