Air Fryer Chicken Hibachi

Published Date: September 4, 2022


Category: Air Fryer Dinners

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This Air Fryer Chicken Hibachi is about to rock your world! Stop spending hours trying to get that perfect flavoring to your chicken dishes and let your air fryer take over and do it for you. Easy ingredients paired with the cooking perfection of your air fryer create a HUGE flavor and taste! This simple weeknight meal is excellent for kids and adults – and makes enough for leftovers!

*If you prefer to make Hibachi Chicken on the stovetop click here for the recipe or see the recipe card below!

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I’ve found that once I started making my own air fryer hibachi at home, I love how easy it is to change up the flavors and ingredient. (plus I save a TON of money not having to order out at the restaurants!) Channel your inner chef and make this chicken recipe today!

Ingredients

  • Chicken breast
  • Zucchini
  • Squash
  • Carrot
  • Soy sauce
  • Sesame oil
  • Rice vinegar
  • Garlic
  • Ground ginger
  • Sesame seeds
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*see recipe card for amounts

How to Make Hibachi in the Air Fryer

Step 1: Mix all the sauce ingredients together in a bowl.

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Step 2: Add the veggies and cubed chicken to a bowl and stir. Everything should be coated well in the sauce.

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Step 3: Once the chicken and veggies are coated, place the in the air fryer basked. Don’t stack as they need to be in a single layer.

Chicken hibachi ingredients in an air fryer basket.
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Step 4: Cook for 15-20 minutes at 380 degrees. Stop and shake the basket every 5 minutes.

Step 5: Once the ingredients are done cooking, add the sesame seeds.

Air fryer chicken hibachi in a basket with sesame seeds.
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Step 6: Serve with rice, cauliflower rice, or anything else that you love.

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Storage and Re-heating Notes

If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, store them in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge. Be sure to let the mixture cool down before storing it so that it doesn’t have moisture trapped inside the container.

FAQS & Helpful Tips

Is hibachi chicken healthy?

Since we’re not coating this chicken, it’s low in carbs and calories! It’s a great way to eat chicken in a healthy way without cutting out the flavor.

Is hibachi chicken the same as teriyaki?

The two are actually different flavors. Hibachi uses soy sauce and is thinner while teriyaki sauce tends to be thicker in acts as more of a glaze.

What vegetables are used in hibachi?

I like to use vegetables that are in season, but you can really change it up. Popular veggies are onions, mushrooms, and all types of squashes.

What side dishes pair with hibachi chicken?

This is actually quite a full meal in itself! But if you want to add side dishes, some options could be Drunken Noodles or any type of noodles, rice, and even a simple side salad.

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Hibachi chicken on a plate with rice and yum yum sauce.
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Air Fryer Hibachi Chicken


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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 314 kcal
Who loves chicken? This Air Fryer Chicken Hibachi is about to rock your world! Stop spending hours trying to get that perfect flavoring to your chicken dishes and let your air fryer take over and do it for you. Easy ingredients paired with the cooking perfection of your air fryer create a HUGE flavor and taste!

EQUIPMENT

  • Air Fryer, Cosori, 5.8 Qt
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Tongs

INGREDIENTS
  

Hibachi

  • 1 cup Chicken Breast , cubed
  • 1 cup Zucchini , cubed
  • 1 cup Squash, cubed
  • 1 cup Carrot, sliced

Sauce

  • 4 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 2 tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Brown Sugar, optional

INSTRUCTIONS

  • In a large bowl, add all sauce ingredients to a bowl and whisk together.
  • Add cubed (raw) chicken and all veggies to the bowl with the sauce and stir to coat evenly.
  • Using tongs, add coated chicken pieces and veggies to your air fryer in one even layer. (you should be able to cook the entire amount in one batch, depending on the size of your fryer basket)
  • Cook at 380 degrees for 15-20 minutes, pausing to shake the basket every 5 minutes.
  • Once cooked fully, sprinkle on sesame seeds.
  • Serve hot with rice and yum-yum sauce!

NOTES

Stove Top Version: full recipe here

Chicken
  • 1 lb chicken breasts, cubed into bite-size pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ teaspoon ginger powder
Mustard Sauce
  • ⅔ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • Splash of sriracha
Vegetables
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 sweet onion, sliced
  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 1 cup mushrooms, halved
  • 2 cups sliced carrots
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
Rice
  • 1 Tablespoon salted butter
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 cups cooked white rice
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • Dash of salt
  • Dash of black pepper
 
Directions:
  1. If you don’t have rice ready, it is best to cook rice first.  You can have the rest of the meal ready by the time you have cooked rice.
  2. Mix 1 tbsp sesame oil, 1 tbsp soy sauce, 2 tsp lemon juice, 1 clove of garlic, and ½ tsp ginger powder in a large bowl.  Stir in chicken to coat evenly.  
  3. Heat a large frying pan to medium-high heat.  Pour in the chicken mixture and cook chicken until golden brown- no pink visible. (about 10 minutes)
  4. While the chicken is cooking, you can make the dipping sauce.  Put the mayonnaise, dijon mustard, soy sauce, honey, rice vinegar, and a splash of sriracha into a small bowl and give it a good stir. 
  5. When the chicken is fully cooked, remove it from the skillet and wipe the skillet out.
  6. Next we will create the vegetable mix.  Stir together 1 tbsp oil, 1 tbsp soy sauce, garlic, onion, zucchini, mushrooms and bean sprouts.  Saute vegetables at medium high heat until they are tender but still firm.  (This will take 5-10 minutes.) Remove the vegetables from the skillet. Stir in the green onions and 2 tsp sesame seeds.  
  7. Heat a large skillet to medium heat.   Add 1 tbsp butter and allow it to melt.  Then add garlic and stir fry this for 15 to 20 seconds.  Add the cooked rice and soy sauce to the garlic butter.  Add salt and pepper to taste. Cook until fully heated through.
  8. Serve the cooked chicken, sautéed vegetables, and fried rice with the mustard sauce on the side.

NUTRITION

Serving: 2gCalories: 314kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 26gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 1299mgPotassium: 1214mgFiber: 8gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 12322IUVitamin C: 47mgCalcium: 185mgIron: 4mg
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