Fried chicken is a beloved classic dish that many of us can’t resist. However, traditional fried chicken can be quite greasy and unhealthy. Enter the air fryer, a kitchen gadget that has become increasingly popular in recent years for its ability to fry foods with little to no oil. In this article, we’ll share with you a recipe for air fryer fried chicken that is crispy, juicy, and healthier than the traditional version.


Recipe for Air Fryer Fried Chicken:



— Ingredients :


▢2 cups buttermilk divided (see note)

▢1 teaspoon smoked paprika divided

▢1 teaspoon garlic powder

▢1 teaspoon poultry seasoning store-bought or homemade

▢1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

▢1 teaspoon kosher salt divided

▢½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper divided

▢8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs or drumsticks

▢1 cup all-purpose flour

▢4 cups Corn Flakes cereal crushed


— Method :


Step 1:

Combine the buttermilk, ½ teaspoon smoked paprika, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon poultry seasoning, ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper in a large bowl or Ziplock bag.

2 cups buttermilk,1 teaspoon smoked paprika,1 teaspoon garlic powder,1 teaspoon poultry seasoning,1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper,1 teaspoon kosher salt,½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Step 2:

Add the chicken and place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or up to 24 hours.

8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs



Step 3:

Whisk the flour and remaining salt and pepper together in a shallow dish.

1 cup all-purpose flour


Step 4:

Add the cornflakes and remaining spices in a food processor and pulse a few times, till cornflakes are smaller, but not ground too much.

4 cups Corn Flakes cereal


Step 5:

Pour the buttermilk off the chicken into a bowl. Dip the chicken in the flour, then dredge in the milk and finally in the cornflakes.




Step 6:

Place chicken pieces in the air fryer and spray with cooking spray. Set the air fryer to 375°. Fry for 10 minutes, flip the chicken and spray with cooking spray.


Step 6:

Continue frying for an additional 10 to minutes. Use a meat thermometer to check for doneness. 165° the chicken is done.


Step 7:

If it isn’t cooked completely,continue frying for another 5 minutes and check again.


Step 8:

Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before serving.



— Tips:


  • For extra crispy chicken, you can double-coat the chicken by repeating steps 5 and 6.


  • If you don’t have panko bread crumbs, you can use regular bread crumbs or even crushed cornflakes.


  • Experiment with different seasonings to create your own unique flavor profile. Cajun seasoning, Italian seasoning, or even curry powder would be delicious on air fryer fried chicken.


  • To ensure that the chicken cooks evenly, make sure it is not overcrowded in the air fryer basket.


— Conclusion:


Air fryer fried chicken is a healthier, yet still delicious, alternative to traditional fried chicken. By using an air fryer, you can achieve a crispy, crunchy exterior without all the excess oil and grease. With this easy recipe, you can enjoy your favorite comfort food guilt-free.



➤‘Carammelle’ offers you everyday fresh, fun and easy recipes. You can find the best quick and easy to make recipes, simple meal planning ideas and cooking techniques.



Related Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *