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Air Fryer Southern Fried Chicken Recipe


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Air Fryer Southern Fried Chicken Recipe

Fried chicken is a game day favorite and this recipe sees that old favorite through a different lens, that is the chicken is not “fried” at all, at least not in the traditional sense using oil, it is fried in an Air Fryer! So healthy and excellent! I needed to bring some fried chicken to an event recently and I really wanted my fried chicken to stand out because it was “healthily fried”. So when I found this Youtube video explaining how to make deep-fried chicken in an Air Fryer, I knew I was onto a winner! The chicken looked so gorgeous and was so beautiful with the crunchy crust stacked up on top and served with a ranch dipping sauce, and by the sound of it, the chicken was going to be delicious as well. The chicken I used was from my favorite healthy food market and had been grown in a free-range environment. I planned on serving my air fried chicken on a gingham table cloth with American flags at the center of the table and that made this recipe an instant Southern Classic in my world.

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds of chicken (I used all legs)

Chicken Coating:

  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 eggs (room temperature)
  • 1 Tbsp hot sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Butter Milk or milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • olive oil

Directions:

First season your chicken with the dry ingredients.

Make air fryer Southern Fried Chicken

Then put flour in a plastic bag and shake your chicken (coating it in its first layer of flour).

Make air fryer Southern Fried Chicken

Then dip your floured chicken in the egg mixture (egg, hot sauce, water, and milk)

Make air fryer Southern Fried Chicken

Then flour your chicken 1 more time and spray or brush olive oil all over your chicken.

Make air fryer Southern Fried Chicken

Then place our chicken in the air fryer that’s set on 350 degrees for about 20 minutes (turning over halfway through).

Make air fryer Southern Fried Chicken

I was surprised at how delicious this chicken was, everyone at my gathering loved it.

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