I think bang bang sauce was created by Bonefish Grill, and it is SO good. It certainly isn’t super healthy, so I wanted to create a version you could eat more regularly. This These rice bowls are super simple and packed with flavor. The sauce makes quite a bit, so you might not need all of it, but it is really good…so you will probably want it 🙂 It’s slightly sweet, a little spicy, and so satisfying. You will love it!
This recipe is super quick to make because we use the air fryer. I love mine! If you don’t have one, you need one. If you wanted you could also bake these chicken pieces in the oven, just double the time. You can serve these with cauliflower rice if you are looking to lower the carbs, but I prefer the real thing here:) I love the sticky rice with the saucy chicken. I added edamame to the bowl to get a bit more protein, however, these bowls are packed with it! This serving large, so I hope you are hungry!
Bang Bang Chicken BowlsCourse: DinnerDifficulty: Easy
1 large chicken breast, raw (mine was 15 oz)
1.5 cups prepared jasmine rice
2/3 cup shelled edamame
1 green onion, sliced
Sesame seeds for garnish
1 tbsp flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 egg white
- Bang Bang Sauce
1/3 cup non fat plain Greek yogurt
3 tbsp sweet Thai chili sauce
1 tsp (or more to taste) Sambal Oelek
1 tsp honey
- Combine sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
- Preheat air fryer to 350 degrees.
- Combine flour, salt, and garlic powder in a medium bowl.
- Toss chicken pieces in egg white, then in flour mixture to coat.
- Spray air fryer basket with olive oil and add chicken pieces to air fryer basket. Spray chicken pieces with olive oil.
- Cook for 6 minutes at 350, tossing halfway.
- Once chicken is cooked, toss in a bowl with 1/2 bang bang sauce. Add more sauce if needed.
- Divide rice, edamame, and chicken between two bowls.
- Top with sesame seeds and additional sauce if desired.