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The Best Air Fryer Fried Chicken Recipes

The best air fryer chicken recipes outline how to make fried chicken that is tender, juicy, and full of flavor! 

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Why Air Fry?

  • Air frying is a much healthier alternative to deep frying or pan frying. You can read more about that below.
  • Air frying will save you a ton of time. An air fryer circulates heat and hot air around the food at high speed. This cooks the food and produces a crispy layer and browning. Some cook times are cut in half!
  • You will thank your appliance tremendously in the summer when you aren’t heating the house with the oven!

Is Air Fried Chicken Healthy?

Air frying cuts up to 80% of the fat of traditional frying, making it a much healthier alternative. Most deep-fried recipes require 2 to 3 cups of oil. With the air fryer, you need only a tablespoon. Because air-fried meals are so much lighter, you will feel less bogged down after eating them.

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What Can You Fry in An Air Fryer?

I get this question a lot and you can truly fry or bake just about anything. Anything that can be baked can be air fried, that includes meat, roasted vegetables, desserts, and breakfast items.

One of the most common things I make is Air Fryer Bacon. It’s quick and easy to do when in a hurry.

When it comes to dessert I love Air Fryer Pound Cake.

Because baked goods work so well, you can also use any dish that you would normally use in an oven in your air fryer, and it will be ok and safe!

Can You Use Batters

Most people will say no to this and I disagree. Most wet batters will turn out just fine in the air fryer, if you freeze the dish first for a little while. This is what I do with Air Fryer Onion Rings.

The Perfect Side Dishes For Chicken

Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
Air Fryer Asparagus
Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes
Air Fryer Baked Potatoes
Air Fryer Green Beans

Popular Air Fryer Recipes

Air Fryer French Fries
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries
Air Fryer Ribs
Air Fryer Cheeseburgers

Be sure to check out our Air Fryer Accessories Guide here that will show you the perfect items to pair with your appliance, as well as how to use them.

The Best Air Fryer Fried Chicken Recipes

The best air fryer chicken recipes outline how to make fried chicken that is tender, juicy, and full of flavor! 

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Monday 13th of July 2020

The chicken looks so delicious on the photos. Especially, I am curious, whether did you use gratin or not? Anyway, I will also try to cook it.

staysnatched

Thursday 16th of July 2020

I'm not sure what that is.

Shayla

Friday 3rd of July 2020

Listen. This is the best fried chicken I’ve ever made. I don’t even think my husband came up for air when I first made it. Seriously so good!!