14 January 2023

Bang Bang Broccoli (air fryer or oven)

Crispy, spiced panko-crusted bang bang broccoli, drizzled with sriracha, served with a creamy 5-spice peanut satay sauce for dipping. Made in the air fryer for the ultimate crunch! But if you don't have an air fryer, there are also oven instructions below. 

Simply coat your broccoli in a 5-spice-seasoned chickpea flour batter, coat in panko, spray with a little oil and air fry for 12 minutes for a perfectly golden finish. 

These are such a satisfying snack, starter or side and are great for sharing with friends.

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Bang Bang Broccoli (air fryer) | Serves: 4-6 | Time: 20 mins 

You'll need

  • Air fryer or lined baking tray
  • 2x medium mixing bowls
  • 1x small mixing bowl
  • Chopping board
  • Knife
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Whisk


  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • 1 tsp 5 spice
  • Good pinch salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 large broccoli
  • 1 cup panko
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Oil spray
5-spice satay sauce:
  • Heaped tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 1/2 tsp 5 spice
  • 1 tsp sugar or maple syrup 
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
To garnish:
  • Sriracha
  • Spring onions
  • Black and white sesame seeds


  1. Pre-heat the air fryer to 180°C, or if using an oven, pre-heat to 200°C fan.
  2. Mix together the chickpea flour, 5 spice, salt and water in a bowl. Then chop your broccoli into florets.
  3. Add your panko to the other bowl and mix with the paprika. Dip your broccoli florets into the batter with one hand and coat into the panko using the other. Arrange in a single layer on the air fryer tray or baking tray. Repeat with the rest of the broccoli, spray with a little oil and air fry for 10-12 minutes or bake for 12-15 mins until golden and crisp.
  4. Meanwhile, make your sauce by mixing together peanut butter, rice vinegar, sesame oil, coconut milk, sriracha, 5 spice, sugar and soy sauce until creamy.
  5. Slice your spring onions for garnish.
  6. To serve, top the broccoli with a drizzle of sriracha, spring onions and sesame seeds, serve with the satay sauce and enjoy!
Cassidy xx