Air Fryer Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Chinese food, like air fried sweet and sour chicken, is amazing. I’m not talking authentic, fresh, remotely healthy Chinese food. I’m talking strip mall numbered menu MSG laden Chinese food. I ate primarily this for a year… and I started to balloon to the size of a strip mall. So, lets put the JCFG spin on a classic: Sweet and Sour (Grilled or Air Fried) Chicken. Protip: use leftover cooked chicken to make this in under 10 minutes! Let’s make some Air Fryer Sweet and Sour Chicken!

Sweet and Sour Chicken
Print Pin
4.80 from 10 votes

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sweet and Sour Chicken
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Author Jim


  • 1 Pound Boneless skinless chicken breast (Tenders killer too)
  • 2 Oranges (Or one cup of juice)
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 3 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons sriracha (Or gochujang, if you have it)
  • 1 Tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon Minced garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 Teaspoons Cornstarch
  • 1 Teaspoon black pepper


  • Cook chicken in your favorite method (grilled on medium high for 10-12 minutes, baked/air fried in a 450 deg F oven for 15 minutes, or in cubes sautéed in a pan for 7-8 minutes ) until 165 deg F.
  • As chicken cooks, prepare sauce. In medium saucepan, combine the zest of one orange, cornstarch (premixed in the orange juice), OJ, honey, soy, sriracha, garlic, ginger, and black pepper. Bring to a simmer over medium heat or until thick. Let simmer for 2 minutes on low heat as you cube the cooked chicken into bitesize pieces. Add chicken to sauce, stir to coat. Serve over roasted veggies, topped with sesame seeds.


*Note: if your oranges are more sweet than sour, put in a splash of rice wine/apple cider/white wine vinegar, or even some lemon juice.


Serving: 4People | Calories: 322kcal

Recommended Recipes

All rights reserved. All information for entertainment purposes only. All likeness to any other recipe is completely accidental, and all requests to modify any recipe should be sent to No information on this site is intended to cure/treat/diagnose any disease. Any posted calorie count is an auto generated estimate and will vary for your food. Privacy Policy and Terms of service at: