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How to make the Best Tiktok Chicken in 3 Steps


How to make the best Tiktok black chicken in a simple step.

1. Gather Ingredients

Tiktok Chicken – a hit among Tiktokers! Surprisingly, it’s easy to make. Delicious fried chicken strips covered in a spicy sauce in just a few steps

Tiktok Chicken
Tiktok Chicken

To whip it up, you need some key ingredients. Here they are:


For TikTok Chicken, prepare these ingredients:

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts.
  • Wash and pat dry.
  • 3 tablespoons honey.
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce.
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar.
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger.
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder.
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil.

Now mix the ingredients and cook up that TikTok Chicken!


Salt adds flavour to TiktokChicken. How much depends on the size and type of chicken. A pinch can be enough to make it great!

When adding salt to your marinade, give it time to dissolve into the meat. Salting too early can be unappealing. So salt at least 10-15 minutes before cooking. This lets the salt molecules be absorbed without heat, for full flavour development.

Soy sauce

Soy sauce, also known as soya sauce, is common in Chinese, Japanese, and Taiwanese cooking. It’s made from fermented soybeans combined with roasted grain, brine, and molds of Aspergillus oryzae or Aspergillus sojae. It adds salty umami to dishes. Tiktok chicken and teriyaki shrimp both use soy sauce.

When using soy sauce in marinade or glaze, remember it has salt and sugar, so you may need to adjust other seasonings.


Garlic is great for Asian cooking. To use it, peel it first. To do that, press the flat side of a knife onto the clove and twist with your fingertips. After peeling, you can turn it into a paste with a mortar and pestle, or chop it finely with a sharp knife. You can even slice or chop it into smaller pieces.

Remember, garlic’s intensity rises with longer cooking and higher temperatures.


Ginger is a must for Tiktok Chicken! Fresh ginger should be peeled, finely chopped, or grated. Ground ginger can be added to the marinade. It adds warmth and depth to the dish – perfect for more complex flavors. Crystallized ginger can also be used – it has a subtle sweetness that pairs nicely with certain spices in the marinade.

Sesame oil

Sesame oil is a must for Tiktok Chicken! It’s extracted from toasted or raw sesame seeds, and has a unique, nutty flavor. It’s often used as the base for recipes, dressings and sauces, due to its high smoke point. Some brands of sesame oil are blended with other oils, to make them cheaper and easier to find. But, for traditional Asian cooking, use pure sesame oil.

If a recipe calls for sesame oil, you can substitute it with vegetable or peanut oil. Take care not to overheat sesame oil, since it can become bitter or rancid if cooked at too high a temperature.

2. Preparing the Chicken

Creating a true Tiktok Chicken meal may seem challenging. But, with the correct prep, it’s not too hard! Prepping the chicken is key, so be sure to do it right. Here are some tips for getting ready your chicken for Tiktok Chicken:

  • Step 1: Trim the fat and remove any excess skin.
  • Step 2: Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Step 3: Marinate the chicken in the desired sauce.
  • Step 4: Coat the chicken in flour and shake off any excess.
  • Step 5: Fry the chicken in hot oil for a few minutes until golden brown.
  • Step 6: Bake the chicken in the oven for 20-30 minutes.

Cut the chicken into cubes

To make Tiktok Chicken, begin by removing any skin or fat. Then, rinse and dry with a paper towel. Cut the chicken into two-inch cubes and put them on a dish lined with a paper towel. Sprinkle salt and pepper for seasoning. Add additional seasonings as desired.

Split the cubes into two batches. Season each batch with your favorite recipes or flavors. This will give you two types of Tiktok Chicken!

Marinate the chicken in salt, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and sesame oil

Marinating the chicken is a must for Tiktok Chicken. Take two chicken breasts and rinse them with cold water. Pat them dry with paper towels and place them in a bowl. Generously season both sides of the chicken with salt. Make sure to evenly coat the entire surface area.

Mix 1/4 cup of soy sauce, 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger and 1 tablespoon sesame oil together. Pour the marinade over the chicken. Cover the bowl and let it marinate for an hour or overnight. To make it even better, add extra seasonings like chopped garlic, onion powder, chili powder etc. Once marinated, drain off any excess liquid from the chicken before cooking.

3. Cooking the Chicken

Cooking tasty Tiktok Chicken? Let’s go!

  1. Season and marinate the chicken for juiciness and flavor.
  2. Cook the chicken through to make sure it’s safe to eat.
  3. Voila! Perfectly cooked chicken.

Heat a large skillet over medium heat

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken thighs. Cook for 3 minutes, until lightly browned. Flip and cook another 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Cover with lid or aluminum foil. Cook an additional 6-7 minutes, till fully cooked (internal temp of 165–176°F/74-80°C).

Add the chicken to the skillet

Once ready, add chicken breasts to a cast-iron skillet or non-stick pan over medium heat. Cook for 8-10 minutes per side. Make sure to turn the chicken regularly for even cooking and a crispy exterior. When it’s cooked through and golden brown, remove from heat. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels. This will help absorb extra oil and keep your TikTok Chicken juicy.

Cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally

To get that signature crunchy texture and spicy flavor in the chicken, make sure it’s cooked throughly. Before cooking, cut the chicken into even pieces, so it cooks evenly.

Put the pieces in a large pan, on medium heat. Cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Don’t overcrowd the pan, as this can steam the chicken, not fry it, and stop it from getting crispy. When it turns golden brown, it’s done! But be careful not to overcook – that can lead to dry, flavorless chicken.

Once it’s cooked and nicely browned, transfer it to a plate. Now you can enjoy your homemade, crispy TikTok Chicken!

4. Serving the Chicken

Tiktok chicken cooked? Ready to serve! Plate the chicken pieces. Arrange differently, depending on the dish. Get creative with the presentation. Make a pattern or stack like a tower.

Now add the ingredients – time to plate up the Tiktok chicken feast!

Plate the chicken

Once the Tiktok chicken is cooked and crispy, it is time to plate. For a restaurant-style presentation, place two or three dumplings on each plate. Make it look nice! Portion the marinated chicken and space it out. Sprinkle chopped scallions and roasted cashews for flavor and crunch.

To elevate the meal, add steamed jasmine rice. Serve with roasted vegetables or stir-fried noodles if you like. Enjoy!

Garnish with sesame seeds and green onion

Ready to plate your Tiktok Chicken? Surround it with steamed or sautéed veggies, fried rice, egg rolls, or noodles. Drizzle the Tiktok sauce and sprinkle with sesame seeds and sliced green onion. For an extra crunch, add some toasted white sesame seeds.

Sesame seeds are packed with healthy fats (omega-3s), protein, and minerals like iron, magnesium, zinc, and calcium. Green onions offer an earthy flavor plus vitamins A, C, and K, and antioxidants.

Time to enjoy! Serve Tiktok Chicken while hot to savor its flavors at peak. If there’s leftover, cover the sauce with foil wrap or store in an airtight container. Refrigerate for up to 2 days. Reheat to piping hot before serving again.

Serve with steamed rice

Chicken and steamed rice is a classic combo. Get the best flavor and aroma by serving freshly cooked rice. Use long-grain white or aromatic jasmine rice for perfectly fluffy grains.

Tear apart some chicken with chopsticks. Or snip it with scissors. Serve with steamed rice and side dishes like cucumber salad or Kombu dashi. For extra flavor, add toasted sesame seeds and finely chopped spring onion. Serve hot!

Frequently Asked Questions

What ingredients do I need to make Tiktok Chicken?

You will need chicken breast, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic powder, ginger powder, and cornstarch.

How do I marinate the chicken?

Combine soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic powder, and ginger powder in a bowl. Add chicken breast and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

What is the cooking process for Tiktok Chicken?

Dredge marinated chicken in cornstarch. Heat oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Fry chicken until golden brown and crispy.

Is it necessary to cut the chicken evenly?

Yes, it is recommended to cut the chicken into evenly-sized pieces to ensure they cook evenly.

What should I serve Tiktok Chicken with?

Tiktok Chicken goes well with rice, noodles, or vegetables. You can also serve it with your favorite dipping sauce.

Can I bake Tiktok Chicken instead of frying it?

Yes, you can bake Tiktok Chicken in the oven at 400°F for 25-30 minutes, flipping halfway through.
Ethan Walker
Ethan Walker

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