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Vegan Hot Sesame Popcorn Chicken

  • Author: Gregs Vegan Gourmet
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings


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!


  • 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


  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!
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes

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