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Vegan Hot Sesame Popcorn Chicken Bites

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Here is your new go-to quick and easy summer lunch idea! These Vegan Hot Sesame Popcorn Chicken Bites are sweet, spicy, and take only 10 minutes to make! Made using store-bought vegan chicken bites, tossed in the air fryer for the ultimate crunch! Alternatively, if you have some spare time on your hands – we love to use this recipe for our vegan seitan chicken nugget recipe for that homemade quality taste!

If you’re like me and value foods with a powerful & aromatic taste, that can be made in the least amount of time possible, then you’ll run not walk to the kitchen to try these Vegan Hot Sesame Popcorn Chicken Bites.

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Here’s how it’s done!

Here’s the quick and easy rundown on the flavour profile. For me, sweet and spicy have always been one of my favourite pairings. Mix that with the crunchy and juicy vegan chicken texture and we’ve got something I could eat breakfast, lunch and dinner! These Vegan Hot Sesame Popcorn Chicken Bites are no exception!

What’s key here is the sauce. With easy ingredients to find in your kitchen like garlic, soya sauce, brown sugar, ketchup and sweet Thai chilli sauce – these Vegan Hot Sesame Popcorn Chicken Bites are bound to have a powerful taste that’s out of this world! The trick is getting it the right consistency to perfectly coat the vegan chicken; liquid enough to be able to dip the chicken in, and sticky enough that it won’t take the chicken coating off! It’s a delicate science, but watch the pot long enough and it will soon become second nature!

The scoop on the vegan chicken:

So here’s the deal. Some people love a quick and easy recipe that takes no thought or time, but packs a powerful flavour punch to satisfy all the cravings. Others prefer to take their time with a recipe and enjoy every minute of pouring love and effort into a dish with optimal ingredients. Whichever way you prefer to cook, I’ve got you covered with these Vegan Hot Sesame Popcorn Chicken Bites!

For video purposes, I opted to use my favourite store-bought vegan chicken bites. Everyone’s got their personal brand preferences for different dishes, so feel free to use your favourites! These air fryer bites take 10 minutes to make and cook while the sauce gets heated up, so if it’s efficiency you’re looking for, this is the way to do it!

If it’s quality ingredients and a fun process you’re looking for, try sticking to either Liv’s Tofu Nuggets, or seitan chicken nuggets as mentioned above. The taste and texture is delicious, and you will be left with a sense of pride in your dish after sitting down to eat!

Try these for your next summer lunch and let me know how you like them! ENJOY!

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Vegan Hot Sesame Popcorn Chicken


  • Author: Gregs Vegan Gourmet
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x

Description

These Vegan Hot Sesame Popcorn Chicken bites are sweet, spicy, and take only 10 minutes to make! Made using store-bought vegan chicken bites, toss them in the air fryer for the ultimate crunch! Alternatively, if you have some spare time on your hands – we love to use this recipe alongside out vegan seitan chicken nugget recipe for that homemade quality taste!


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Ingredients

  • 1 package frozen store-bought vegan chicken (300g) or 1 batch seitan chicken nugget recipe
  • 5 tbsp water
  • 3 tbsp soya sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp Thai sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp corn starch + 1 tbsp water mixed together until combined

Instructions

  1. In an air fryer, add vegan chicken nuggets and set to 400 degrees F for 10-12 minutes. Cook until golden brown and crispy.
  2. Meanwhile in a small pot, add 4 tbsp water, soya sauce, brown sugar, ketchup, sweet chilli, garlic powder and sesame seeds. Stir to combine and let simmer for 2-4 minutes.
  3. Add mixture of corn starch and 1 tbsp water. Stir and let simmer until thickened. Remove from heat.
  4. When the vegan chicken is cooked throughout, place into a bowl with the sauce from the stove and toss to coat. Serve hot and enjoy!

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