Air Fryer Buttermilk Fried Chicken Recipe

Air Fryer Buttermilk Fried Chicken Recipe

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How To Make Air Fryer Buttermilk Fried Chicken Recipe

Want to have your favorite fried chicken and fried shrimp but hesitant because of all the oil? Try a healthier alternative with our air fryer recipes! With air fryer, you won’t have to worry about excessive oil for it uses zero oil! In fact, air fryer works by circulating hot air evenly around the food to give you super crispy texture. Crispy golden fried food without oil, who can possibly say no to that?

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • 4 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • Cooking spray


  1. In a large bowl, combine buttermilk, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper.

  2. Add chicken drumsticks to the buttermilk mixture, making sure they are fully coated. Let marinate for at least 1 hour or overnight in the refrigerator.

  3. Preheat the air fryer to 400°F (200°C) for 5 minutes.

  4. In a shallow dish, mix flour, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper.

  5. Remove chicken from the buttermilk marinade, allowing any excess to drip off, then coat each piece in the flour mixture, pressing firmly to adhere.

  6. Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray and arrange the coated chicken in a single layer, making sure they do not touch.

  7. Spray the top of the chicken with cooking spray.

  8. Air fry at 400°F (200°C) for 12 minutes, then flip the chicken and continue cooking for an additional 12-15 minutes until golden brown and fully cooked through.

  9. Serve the air fryer buttermilk fried chicken hot.


  • Calories : 395kcal
  • Total Fat : 17g
  • Saturated Fat : 5g
  • Cholesterol : 94mg
  • Sodium : 737mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 31g
  • Dietary Fiber : 1g
  • Sugars : 3g
  • Protein : 30g
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