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Boom Boom Chicken Recipe

Boom Boom Chicken Recipe

Dr. Leah Alexander
If you are a fan of Asian cuisine, there is no doubt you will have heard of the delicious dish known as Boom Boom Chicken. This popular dish is a combination of crispy chicken nuggets covered in a creamy and spicy sauce. The flavors are so amazing that they will leave you wanting more.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 181 kcal


  • bowls
  • Saucepan or skilletWire rack
  • paper towel


  • Boom Boom Sauce1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha hot sauce
  • ¼ cup buttermilk you can also use regular milk
  • 1 large egg
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast cubed
  • vegetable oil
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Start by preparing the Boom Boom sauce. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, honey, sweet chili sauce, Sriracha hot sauce, and buttermilk until combined. Add in the egg and season generously with salt and pepper. Whisk to combine once more. Set aside for later use.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the cornstarch and all-purpose flour. Add in some salt and pepper to season. Place the cubed chicken breast into the flour mixture and coat each piece evenly with the dry ingredients. Once all of your chicken is coated, place it onto a wire rack set over a baking sheet.
  • Preheat vegetable oil in a large saucepan or skillet over medium heat until it reaches 350°F (175°C). Working in batches, fry the chicken for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Transfer the cooked chicken to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.
  • When all of the chicken is cooked, return it to the saucepan and pour in the Boom Boom sauce. Toss to fully coat each piece with the sauce.
  • Sprinkle panko breadcrumbs over top and gently toss them once more. Serve your Boom Boom chicken immediately while hot and crispy.



  • Make sure the chicken pieces are well coated with the sauce before coating them in cornstarch and all-purpose flour.
  • Cook the chicken in batches to avoid overcrowding the pan. This will ensure that each piece is cooked evenly.
  • Serve Boom Boom chicken immediately after cooking for the best results. It will lose its crunchiness if left to sit for too long.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or air fryer before serving.
  • If you want a spicier sauce, add more sriracha hot sauce or chili flakes.
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