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Sticky Asian Chicken in white baking dish with cucumber ribbons
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Sticky Asian Chicken (Air Fryer Asian Chicken)

Sticky Asian Chicken is the perfect take out style home cooked meal! Sweet and sticky you can use the Air Fryer or oven!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: sticky asian chicken
Servings: 6
Calories: 687kcal
Author: Adrianne


  • Air Fryer
  • Kitchen Tongs
  • Baking dish
  • Olive spray
  • Pastry Brush


  • 2.4 kg whole chicken free range
  • 1 ½ cups (300ml) BBQ sauce
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 tbs sriracha sauce Note 1
  • ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tbs sesame seeds


  • Turn the air fryer on to 180°C/350 F for 30 mins (preheat for 5 mins if your model requires it) Note 2
  • Cut whole chicken into pieces (breast, thigh, legs, wings)
  • Add BBQ sauce, honey, sriracha sauce, salt and pepper in a large jug and stir till combined.
  • Add chicken to large baking dish, cover with marinade, flip and coat other side
  • Place chicken in fridge to marinade for 10 - 15 mins
  • Spray the Air Fryer basket with olive oil. Use kitchen tongs to place marinated chicken pieces into basket, skin side up.
  • Cook for 10 mins, then flip and cook the other side for 10 mins at the same temperature.
  • Flip chicken back to skin side up, cover in sesame seeds and cook for a further 10 mins (until sesame seeds are lightly toasted) and juices from chicken run clear.
  • Remove cooked chicken from basket, rest for 1 - 2 mins then serve.


  • Note 1 Don't be afraid to use this ingredient! It is amazing! On its own it is indeed spicy, however, combined with the BBQ sauce and honey, it becomes quite mellow and more of a complimentary flavour than a flavour knock out! 
  • Note 2 We need to combine the marinade ingredients and marinade the chicken as the initial steps. However, as most people look for the temperature/cook time to start with, I have added this step here. You can marinade the chicken and then place into the Air Fryer basket at which point you turn it on if your model does not require pre heating. 


Calories: 687kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 898mg | Potassium: 535mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 66g | Vitamin A: 406IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 2mg