Air-Fryer Chicken Thighs
While the Sichuan sauce for grilling has 6 ingredients, this 4-ingredient marinade is our even easier, quicker go-to for everyday cooking: soy sauce, an equal amount of dark soy sauce, a smidge of roasted sesame oil
and some fresh or powdered garlic. You don't even need an acid like vinegar or lime to tenderize the meat because long-fermented soy sauce like Zhongba is pretty acidic. So that's it!
And once again, the Zhongba dark soy sauce does its dual taste and visual magic, mixing with the chicken juices to make the most glorious teriyaki-like sauce!
Simply marinate your boneless chicken thighs in the above mixture for 30 or so minutes, then cook in one layer in an air fryer at 375°F for only about 10 minutes, turning the pieces once at the half-way mark. Check for doneness, and continue at same temperature if needed for another minute. They should be roasty brown and super juicy at this point—and, thinly sliced, perfect for a rice bowl or tacos.
(And of course you can make these in a regular old oven too, with a longer cook time.)