Air Fryer Fried Chicken Recipe

Air Fryer Fried Chicken Recipe

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How To Make Air Fryer Fried Chicken

If you’re going for fried chicken but want to avoid all the fat that comes along with it, then this air-fried recipe is for you.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Marinate Time: 1 hour
Total: 2 hours



For Chicken:

  • 4lbsfryer chicken,(cut into 10 pieces,2 breasts cut in half, 2 wings, 2 legs, 2 thighs)
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • 1tspground black pepper
  • 2cupsbuttermilk

For Coating:

  • 2cupsall purpose flour
  • 1tbspseasoned salt
  • 1tbspkosher salt
  • 1tspground black pepper
  • 1tbspgarlic powder
  • 1tbsppaprika
  • spray olive oil,for cooking


  1. Season the chicken well with salt and pepper and then add it to a bowl with buttermilk. Chicken pieces should be covered with the buttermilk. Let it sit for at least an hour or up to overnight.

  2. To prepare the breading mixture, stir together flour, seasoned salt, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. Remove chicken pieces from buttermilk and shake off any excess; then dip in the flour mix and coat well. Transfer breaded chicken pieces to a clean plate or wire rack to rest.

  3. Spray the basket of air fryer with nonstick spray. Place half of the pieces in the basket of your air fryer. Try to ensure the pieces don’t touch. Air needs to circulate around them.

  4. Spray the chicken pieces lightly with spray oil. Place the basket in the air fryer and turn the air fryer to 350 degrees F. Cook for 14 minutes, then flip the fried chicken with tongs, spray lightly with oil a second time on the bottom side of the chicken, and cook for another 10 to 12 minutes, until white meat reaches 165 degrees F and dark meat reaches 175 degrees F.

  5. When the fried chicken is ready, let it rest on a plate for a few minutes before serving. Serve immediately with salad, coleslaw, mashed potatoes, or your favorite fried chicken sides!


  • Calories: 884.73kcal
  • Fat: 51.35g
  • Saturated Fat: 14.21g
  • Trans Fat: 0.29g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 22.42g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 10.54g
  • Carbohydrates: 37.99g
  • Fiber: 1.86g
  • Sugar: 4.19g
  • Protein: 63.76g
  • Cholesterol: 230.06mg
  • Sodium: 1008.67mg
  • Calcium: 141.96mg
  • Potassium: 794.92mg
  • Iron: 5.13mg
  • Vitamin A: 163.54µg
  • Vitamin C: 5.68mg
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