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Air Fryer Mongolian Chicken Recipe

Tired of dry air-fried chicken? Give our air fryer Mongolian chicken recipe a try and you will find yourself making the dish again and again.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time33 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mongolian
Keyword: air fryer mongolian chicken, air fryer mongolian chicken recipe, how to make mongolian chicken in an air fryer
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 493kcal
Author: Luna Regina


  • 22 oz skinless boneless chicken thighs cubed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 4 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp paprika divided
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 fl oz water
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 8 oz broccoli florets
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 5 dried chilies
  • 1/4 cup scallion
  • 16 oz cooked egg noodles


  • Coat 22 oz chicken thighs with 1 tbsp olive oil, 4 tbsp all-purpose flour, 1/2 tsp paprika. Set aside.
    Step 1: Coat the chicken with olive oil, flour, and spice.
  • Line the air fryer basket with foil and arrange the chicken in a single layer. Cook at 400℉ for 20 minutes.
    Step 2: Air fry the chicken.
  • Make the sauce: in a small bowl, combine 1/2 tsp paprika, 2 tsp cornstarch, 2 fl oz water, 1 tsp brown sugar, 2 1/2 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tsp hoisin sauce, and 1/2 tbsp sesame oil. Whisk until well combined. Set aside.
    Step 3: Make the sauce.
  • Bring a pan of water to a boil. Boil 8 oz broccoli florets for 2 minutes. Transfer the broccoli to a bowl of cold water and ice.
    Step 4: Boil the broccoli.
  • Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 tbsp garlic. Sauté the spice for 30 seconds and add the prepared sauce to the skillet. Cook for 30 seconds and turn off the heat.
    Step 5: Cook the Mongolian sauce.
  • Add the air-fried chicken to the skillet. Gently stir to coat the sauce over the chicken.
    Step 6: Stir the chicken in the sauce.
  • Sprinkle 1/4 cup scallion and 5 dried chilies.
    Step 7: Garnish with scallions and chiles.
  • Serve the Mongolian chicken over 16 oz cooked egg noodles and boiled broccoli.
    Step 8: Serve the chicken over noodles and broccoli.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 493kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 179mg | Sodium: 585mg | Potassium: 654mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 845IU | Vitamin C: 52mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 3mg