Sesame Chicken Bites

Cuisinart original

Traditional chicken nuggets with an upgrade!


Makes 4 to 6 servings


1     pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
¾    cup buttermilk
1     tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1½  teaspoons soy sauce
1½ teaspoons toasted sesame oil
½   teaspoon kosher salt
1    teaspoon hot sauce
1    cup panko
2    tablespoons white sesame seeds
2    tablespoons black sesame seeds
½   teaspoon sweet paprika
      nonstick Cooking Spray
      vegetable oil, for spraying or brushing

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving (based on 6 servings):
Calories 160 (43% from fat) • carb. 3g • pro. 17g • fat 5g • sat. fat 1g chol. 45mg • sod. 413mg • calc. 42mg • fiber 0g


1. Trim chicken of excess fat. Cut chicken into approximately
2-inch pieces.
2. Stir the buttermilk, lemon juice, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt and hot
sauce together in a medium bowl. Add chicken and stir to coat.
Cover, refrigerate and let marinate for at least 30 minutes and up
to 8 hours.
3. Combine panko, sesame seeds, and paprika in a medium bowl.
4. Place the AirFryer Basket onto the Baking Pan and coat with
nonstick spray. Reserve.
5. Once refrigerated, strain the chicken from the buttermilk marinade.
6. Coat each piece with panko/sesame seed mixture and place evenly
on the prepared basket. Spray or brush evenly with the vegetable oil.
7. Place into oven in the upper rack position. Set to AirFry 400°F and
cook for about 15 minutes until golden and crispy. For even browning,
flip chicken halfway through the cooking time.
8. Serve immediately with favorite sauce – sweet and sour or honey
mustard both work well.