Easy way to make crispy fried chicken drumsticks, thighs, and breasts without using oil!
Prep Time: 15 Min COOK TIME: 18 MIN
1 pound Chicken, breasts, thighs, and legs 2 cups Flour 1 teaspoon Salt 2 teaspoons Onion powder 2 teaspoons Garlic powder 2 teaspoons Paprika 1 teaspoon Black pepper 2 large Eggs 2 tablespoons Milk 1/4 cup Water Cooking spray
Combine seasoning. Combine the flour, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, and pepper and pour into a shallow bowl or on a large plate.
Whisk eggs. Crack the eggs into a second bowl and add the water and milk. Whisk together.
Coat chicken. Coat each piece of chicken by first dipping it in the egg mixture, then rolling it in the flour mixture to coat it. Then dipping it in the egg mixture again, and then rolling it in the flour once more. You can use your hands to make sure the flour coats the chicken completely. As you finish with each piece set it aside..
Preheat air fryer. – Once all of the pieces of chicken are breaded preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees F.
Preheat air fryer. Spray 2 pieces of chicken with cooking spray on all sides making sure to coat the flour and place them in the basket of your air fryer. Cook for 9 minutes, then flip, continue cooking for 9 minutes more, or until the internal temp is 165 degrees F.
DO AIR FRYERS WORK FOR FRIED CHICKEN? Yes! Air fryers can fry anything that is fried in oil as long as it doesn’t have a runny coating, like beer batter or tempura batter Since fried chicken has a flour coating on the outside it is perfect for the air fryer. To get that browned, crisp texture you do need to spray your chicken with butter or olive oil non-stick spray on all sides making sure to coat the flour. This allows the flour to crisp up as it cooks like it would when it is dropped in oil during the regular frying process.