Air Fried Char Siu Chicken

Indulge in the exquisite flavors of Char Siu Chicken made effortlessly, quickly, and healthily with a Kalorik Air Fryer Oven.

This recipe combines the savory sweetness of traditional Chinese barbecue with the convenience of air frying. Not only is it bursting with flavor, but it's also a guilt-free delight, thanks to the efficient cooking method of the Kalorik Air Fryer Oven.


Serving Size: 4 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes



For the Char Siu Marinade:

  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs

For the Char Siu Chicken:

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Sesame seeds and sliced green onions for garnish (optional)


For the Char Siu Marinade:

  1. In a bowl, combine hoisin sauce, soy sauce, honey, minced garlic, grated ginger, Chinese five-spice powder, and rice vinegar. Mix well.
  2. Place the chicken thighs in a resealable plastic bag or a shallow dish. Pour the marinade over the chicken, ensuring it's evenly coated. Seal the bag or cover the dish and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight for the best flavor.

For the Char Siu Chicken in Kalorik Air Fryer Oven:

  1. Preheat your Kalorik Air Fryer Oven to 380°F (193°C) for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove the marinated chicken from the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature for about 10 minutes.
  3. Lightly grease the air fryer basket with vegetable oil or cooking spray to prevent sticking.
  4. Place the chicken thighs in the preheated air fryer basket, leaving some space between them for even cooking. Reserve the marinade.
  5. Cook the chicken in the Kalorik Air Fryer at 380°F (193°C) for 15-20 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C). Flip the chicken halfway through cooking and baste it with the reserved marinade.
  6. Once cooked, remove the chicken from the air fryer and let it rest for a few minutes. Slice it into thin strips.
  7. Serve the Char Siu Chicken over white or brown rice, garnished with sesame seeds and sliced green onions if desired.

Chef's Tip: For a complete meal, serve the Char Siu Chicken in a bowl over steamed white or brown rice and pair it with a side of air-fried broccoli or bok choy.

Air-Fried Broccoli Recipe:


  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a bowl, toss the broccoli florets with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  2. Preheat your Kalorik Air Fryer Oven to 375°F (190°C) for 5 minutes.
  3. Place the seasoned broccoli in the air fryer basket, ensuring it's in a single layer.
  4. Air fry at 375°F (190°C) for 8-10 minutes or until the broccoli is tender and slightly crispy, shaking the basket halfway through.

Serve the air-fried broccoli alongside your Char Siu Chicken for a wholesome and delicious meal.