Air Fried Pepper Chicken

This recipe is enchanting. Not 100% what I had envisioned (no sichuan peppercorns or deep fried taste), but gone in seconds.

Note: I ran out of cornstarch about halfway through making this chicken and had to finish the rest without it. It was also delicious.

gluten-free, paleo

Air Fried Pepper Chicken

500g chicken breast, cut into bite sized pieces

2 Tbsp. soy sauce or coconut aminos

1 inch ginger, grated

2 Tbsp. rice vinegar

1 c. cornstarch or arrowroot powder

2 eggs, beaten

Generous shake salt & pepper

Oil for spritzing


2 Tbsp. butter

2 tsp. Togarishi seasoning

2-4 tsp. sambal olek

Generous shake black pepper

Cut your chicken into bite sized pieces. Grate the ginger and add ginger, soy and rice vinegar to the chicken. Marinate :30 or overnight.

When you’re ready to cook, cut a piece of baking paper to cover the bottom of your air fryer basket. Preheat the air fryer for 3 minutes.

While your fryer is warming, set up a dredging station – 1 plate of cornstarch seasoned with salt & pepper and 1 shallow bowl of beaten egg.

Dredge the chicken chunks in cornstarch, egg, and back into cornstarch. Add to the preheated and lined air fryer basket in a single layer with a little room around each piece (you will need to do this in multiple batches).

Spritz with a little oil and air fry 8 minutes, flipping and re-oiling if necessary halfway through.

Continue on with the rest of the chicken.

While the chicken cooks, combine the butter (melted), togarishi and sambal in a small bowl; hit with a generous amount of black pepper.

To serve, toss the fried chicken with the sauce.

Serves 4

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