Friday, November 16, 2012

Bang Bang Chicken

'Bang Bang Chicken'
Source: Jo Cooks


For Chicken -

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into small pieces (or chicken tenders)
1 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 egg
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tbsp hot sauce
salt and pepper to taste
Panko breadcrumbs
oil for frying

For Sauce-

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
1 tbsp Frank's hot sauce
2 tbsp honey


1. In a medium bowl, mix flour, cornstarch, garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt and pepper. Add the hot sauce, egg, and buttermilk to the dry ingredients and whisk until you have a smooth batter.

2. Add the chicken pieces to the bowl, toss to make sure each piece is coated in the batter and set aside. Place Panko breadcrumbs in a shallow dish.

3. In a small bowl, mix all ingredients for the sauce together and refrigerate until ready for serving.

4. Heat the oil in a large skillet. One by one, remove chicken pieces from batter and in the breadcrumbs, coating completely (add more breadcrumbs as needed). Fry chicken on both sides for 3 to 5 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.

5. Remove pieces to a paper towel lined plate to drain any excess oil. Repeat process until all chicken is cooked.

6. Drizzle chicken with sauce and serve.


  1. LOOKS YUMMY!!! I will be trying it soon :) TY

  2. Wow. These are just perfect. Crispy, juicy, and flavourful with just a pinch of spice.

  3. This was oh, so good. Made it tonight. Crunchy and a wonderful sauce. Thanks so much for posting. Love your blog! Found you on Pinterest.

  4. Looks fabulous. Think im gonna make it with shrimp instead and make pita salads!!! Yummyy!

  5. After reading so many pins that claim to be "the best recipe ever", one tends to become skeptical, but I decided to try this one after reading the story about leaving them in your mom's mailbox. My husband told me it was the best thing I've ever made! I'm making it again tonight, but trying it with chicken tenders instead of bite-size pieces to try to cut down on prep time - once lacrosse and track starts for my kids, I won't have time to think, let alone cook! Thanks for sharing this DELICIOUS recipe!!!

    1. I'm so glad you guys liked it! I know what you mean about the 'Best Ever' pins, but this was definitely an awesome find. It's still my Mother's favorite recipe. I think next time I make it, I'm gonna try your tip of using chicken tenders...less prep work is always welcome!

  6. My husband and I LOVED this! Sometimes I find recipes online that everyone raves about, and they don't turn out well at all. But this was definitely the exception! So good! Thank you, thank yoU!

    1. Isn't it awesome?! This is still one of my favorite recipes. I don't normally repeat recipes too often, but I've made this 5 or 6 times. The last time I took the advice of Kathy Smith, who left a comment above, and made it with chicken good. And using the chicken tenders cut down on prep time! I'm so glad you and your husband like it...thanks for letting me know!

  7. Has anyone baked the chicken instead of frying it? This looks really good, but I do not like to fry food. I know it won't have quite the same effect... just curious how it turned out!

    1. You can try it! I just made Zucchini Chicken Nuggets on Friday, and they were baked. They cooked at 450 for 20-25 minutes. They were coated in crushed corn flakes, shredded zucchini and grated Parmesan...not exactly Panko, but close. I can't imagine how baking them would alter them that much. Oh, just be sure to spray all the nuggets with Pam right before you put them in the oven, so they don't burn. Good luck!

  8. BANG BANG DELICIOUS, one of my families favorites!!!

  9. We go to bonefish grille all the time and get bang bang shrimp so now I can make it at home. Thank you for sharing. I will be trying the chicken as well


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