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rice topped with firecracker chicken and green onions

Firecracker Chicken

Incredibly easy Firecracker Chicken that's easy to make, and is ready in 30-minutes or less for an easy at home takeout meal.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 744kcal


  • Air Fryer
  • Saucepan


  • 4 Boneless Chicken Thighs
  • Salt and pepper to taste We used 1 Tsp. Kosher salt and ½ Tsp. Ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. Olive oil divided
  • 2 Tbsp. Cornstarch
  • 2 Garlic Cloves; Minced
  • Cup Sherry
  • 2 Tbsp. Maple Syrup
  • 16 Oz. Sweet chili sauce
  • 1 Tsp. Fresh Ginger Grated
  • 1 Green Onion
  • 1 tbsp. Red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp. Soy Sauce; Low sodium


  • Slice or cut the meat: To ensure even cooking, it’s best the meat is not too thick. We highly recommend slicing the meat into smaller bite size pieces.
    Season The Meat: Season the meat with salt and pepper, and olive oil. Sit it aside to marinate for at least 30 minutes.
    Then lightly coat the meat with cornstarch. Place the meat in the air fryer basket or tray.
    Cook the chicken at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes on both sides or until heated through.
    Turn the chicken on the other side and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
    two bowls of firecracker chicken
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, add the remaining olive oil, garlic and cook for about 30 seconds. 
    Then add in the chicken. Next add in the sherry, maple syrup, chili sauce, maple syrup, red pepper flakes, soy sauce, ginger and green onions. Simmer for about 5 -8 minutes on low heat and serve with white rice
    rice topped with firecracker chicken and green onions


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Serving: 6Servings | Calories: 744kcal | Carbohydrates: 133g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 1342mg | Potassium: 1494mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 87g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 92mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 18mg