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Cheesecake Factory Bang-Bang Chicken

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This copycat Cheesecake Factory Bang-Bang Chicken recipe is the perfect crispy chicken dish.

Serve alongside a loaf of my crusty Cheesecake Factory Honey Wheat Bread.

I have seen this recipe running around the internet for a while and have wanted to make it, so I broke down the other night and got the stuff and whipped it up for my family.

This recipe was originally published on January 25, 2016 and have since been updated with new pics.

They all said that it was hands down, the best dish I have ever made — like ever.

How to make Bang-Bang Chicken

What makes this chicken taste so fabulous is the bang bang sauce that you mix together to put over the chicken.

The Yum Yum sauce is a simple recipe with just about 4 ingredients but really makes the chicken sing.

This dish can be made in 30 minutes. The thing that takes the longest is getting your mixes together (dry and liquid) to dip your chicken pieces in.

Bang Bang Chicken

Once you dip the chicken, put it in the oil and fry up the pieces until they are golden brown on both sides.

I like to finish mine off in the oven just to make sure the chicken is completely cooked all the way through. This also keeps the chicken from getting too browned when I am frying it.

I want it to be golden brown, not a super dark brown with burned Panko crumbs.

Making my favorite restaurant dishes at home is a passion of mine. The Cheesecake Factory is one of those places that I find myself making dupe dishes all the time.

For example, this Copycat Cheesecake Factory Key Lime Cheesecake is one of my most popular recipes.

Yield: 12 servings

Bang Bang Chicken

Bang Bang Chicken

This copycat bang bang chicken from Cheesecake Factory is amazing and so easy to make. Your family will love it.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


For the Chicken

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil, or more, as needed
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 cups Panko

For the sauce

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons Hot Sauce


  1. To make the sauce, whisk together mayonnaise, sweet chili sauce, honey and Hot Sauce in a small bowl; set aside.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together buttermilk, flour, cornstarch, egg, hot sauce, salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Working one at a time, dip chicken into buttermilk mixture, then into the Panko. Make sure to coat it good.
  5. Working in batches, add chicken to the skillet and cook until evenly golden and crispy, about 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  6. Serve immediately, drizzled with sweet chili sauce.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 319Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 312mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 16g

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Friday 26th of August 2022

Hi Jen, I am going to try this delicious recipe but have one question. When you finish your bang bang chicken off in the oven what temperature do you set the oven on and for how many minutes do you leave them in the oven for? Thank you for your assistance. 😀

Jennifer Sikora

Monday 29th of August 2022

I usually put the temp at 350 and do it for just about 10 minutes. Hope you like it!! You can skip this step if you are great at getting chicken done on the stove top. I always suck at either browning too much or the chicken is not done so this just helps me get the chicken all the way done.

Tez @ Chile and Salt

Tuesday 31st of May 2016

Thanks for sharing this great recipe Jennifer! Damn Delicious is one of my favorite food bloggers as well! You just got me motivated, I have a Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe that`s similar & totally addictive that I need to post!

Michele Brosius

Tuesday 26th of January 2016

I have never eaten at Cheesecake Factory. I guess I don't have too, if I have your recipe to try!

Dawn Lopez

Tuesday 26th of January 2016

I can't wait to try this recipe! I'm sure my family will give Bang Bang chicken a big thumbs up. This looks like a totally delicious Pinterest remake. :)

Ellen Christian

Monday 25th of January 2016

I've never heard of Bang Bang Chicken before. But, wow does that look good!

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