Crispy Air Fryer Fried Chicken Recipe

Crispy Air Fryer Fried Chicken Recipe

How To Make Crispy Air Fryer Fried Chicken

Make good use of your air fryer with this fried chicken recipe. It’s a great and healthy way to make crispy, juicy, and tender chicken without all the oil.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • 2lbschicken thighs,and legs, bone in
  • salt and pepper
  • 2cupsbuttermilk
  • 2eggs
  • 2cupsflour
  • 1tbspcajun seasoning
  • 1tbspgarlic powder
  • 1tsponion powder
  • 2tsppaprika
  • 1tspsalt
  • 1tsppepper
  • olive oil spray


  1. Season the chicken thighs and legs with salt and pepper.

  2. In a medium sized bowl, add the buttermilk and eggs and whisk. In another medium sized bowl, add the flour, Cajun, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.

  3. Using tongs, dredge the chicken in the flour, then the buttermilk, and then lastly in the flour. Place in the bottom of the air fryer basket.

  4. Cook at 360 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes. Open the basket and spray any flour with the cooking spray.

  5. Turn the chicken and cook for another 5 to 10 minutes until 165 degrees F and no longer pink.

  6. Serve and enjoy.


  • Calories: 870.11kcal
  • Fat: 46.23g
  • Saturated Fat: 12.42g
  • Trans Fat: 0.20g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 20.23g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 9.18g
  • Carbohydrates: 59.18g
  • Fiber: 3.04g
  • Sugar: 6.37g
  • Protein: 51.62g
  • Cholesterol: 307.14mg
  • Sodium: 1035.15mg
  • Calcium: 206.74mg
  • Potassium: 840.32mg
  • Iron: 3.73mg
  • Vitamin A: 134.05µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.54mg
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