The Best Air Fryer Fried Chicken Recipe

Crispy Air Fryer Fried Chicken

Are you a fried chicken lover? Crispy, juicy, and packed with flavor? Well, we’ve got some great news for you! We’ve found the perfect recipe for air fryer fried chicken that will leave you wondering why you ever bothered with deep frying. Say goodbye to the mess and the guilt, and say hello to deliciousness!

The Game Changer: Air Frying

Frying chicken can be a messy and time-consuming process. The popping oil and the risk of oil stains on your clothes can be a real hassle. But air frying has changed the game. With our recipe, you can enjoy that irresistible crispy skin and tender meat without the hassle and the guilt. Trust us, once you try this, you’ll never look back.

Brining: The Secret to Amazing Flavor

While not mandatory, brining is highly recommended. It adds incredible flavor to the chicken and takes it to a whole new level. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed.

Choosing the Right Chicken

Bone-in, skin-on chicken always adds more flavor. We highly recommend using this option if possible. However, if you prefer boneless chicken, make sure to keep the skin on for that perfect texture. If boneless skin-on chicken is hard to find, you can simply buy regular bone-in chicken thighs and remove the bone yourself. It’s easier than you think!

Cooking Different Cuts of Chicken

Not a fan of drumsticks and thighs? No problem! You can use other cuts of chicken such as breasts and wings. The choice is yours, and the result will still be delicious.

Stovetop Frying: A Traditional Method

If you prefer the traditional method of frying chicken on the stovetop, we’ve got you covered as well. Check out our website for more details and recipes.

The Mysterious Hot Sauce

Yes, you read that right. Hot sauce. It may sound strange, but trust us on this one. Adding hot sauce to the air fryer fried chicken takes the flavor to a whole new level without adding heat. Don’t skip this secret ingredient!

Storing and Reheating Instructions:

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days. When reheating, simply warm them in an oven preheated to 300 degrees Fahrenheit until they’re thoroughly heated. Easy and delicious!

If you’re a fan of chicken recipes like this, check out these other delicious and easy recipes on our website. You won’t be disappointed!

We love hearing feedback from our readers. Here are some comments from people who tried this recipe:

  • “I brined it in plain Greek yogurt for 2 days. Not a fried chicken lover, but LOVED it in the air fryer. We are a family of breasts only!”
  • “I made this tonight for my husband who loves fried chicken. I’ve tried three recipes for air fried chicken, but he loved this one! He said there were a lot of tasty seasonings. Finally, I have my go-to recipe!! Thank you!”
  • “Delicious recipe! I prepared it exactly as described and cooked it in batches in my small air fryer. Perfect!!! Thank you.”

Give this recipe a try and let us know what you think. We’re confident that you’ll love it as much as we do!