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Bang Bang Chicken

Bang Bang Chicken is a delicious crispy Chinese chicken dish. That is coated in a batter with spices and panko bread crumbs. Then topped with a sweet and spicy mayo sauce.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Chicken, Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 6
Calories 542.6 kcal


  • lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1-inch pieces)
  • cups Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp cayenne pepper hot sauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup vegetable oil (divided into equal 1/2 cups)
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley (minced)

Dipping Sauce

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • cup sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper hot sauce


  • In a small bowl, add mayonnaise, sweet chili sauce, honey, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper, honey, and cayenne pepper hot sauce. Whisk until well combined. Cover and place in the fridge for later.
  • In a small bowl whisk egg until yolk and whites are well combined and set aside.
  • In a large bowl add all-purpose flour, buttermilk, cornstarch, whisked egg, 1 tbsp cayenne pepper hot sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, 1/2 tsp black pepper, and salt. whisk together until ingredients are well combined.
  • Add panko bread crumbs to a small bowl and set aside. Then, add 1-2 pieces of cubed chicken to the batter at a time and fully coat. Remove and add to panko bread crumbs and fully coat. Remove and place on a plate. Repeat the process until all chicken is battered.
  • In a large skillet add 1/2 cup of vegetable oil. Heat over medium-high heat for 3-4 allow the oil to fully heat up.
  • Divide the battered chicken into 2 even batches. Add the first batch of chicken to the skillet and cook until golden brown on all sides. Remove the first batch and place it on a paper towel-lined plate. Then add 1/2 cup of oil and allow to heat up before adding the second batch of chicken.
  • Serve while hot and garnish with fresh chopped parsley. Use sweet chili sauce to drizzle over the top and dip in. Enjoy!


*Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on Modernmealmakeover.com should only be used as a general guideline.


Calories: 542.6kcalCarbohydrates: 54.4gProtein: 21gFat: 27.5gSaturated Fat: 2.9gCholesterol: 59.5mgSodium: 1226mgFiber: 1.8gSugar: 4.8g
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