Air Fryer Fried Chicken

Air Fryer Fried Chicken

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Everyone loves fried chicken, but everyone doesn’t like using a deep fryer to get that great taste. If you are looking for crispy fried chicken this is the recipe for you. The coating does really well in the air fryer and gets crispy, golden brown and it is so flavorful, you will be licking your fingers. Today, I give you my recipe for Air Fryer Fried Chicken.


  •  Prep Time: 30
  •  Cook Time: 30
  •  Total Time: 60
  •  Yield: 4 Servings 


One Cut Up Chicken or an assortment of chicken thighs and chicken drumsticks.

Buttermilk Marinade:

  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 23 tablespoons Buffalo Hot Sauce (optional)

Flour (Dredging) Mixture:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Start by making your buttermilk mixture, add the buttermilk, salt, black pepper, and Buffalo Hot Sauce to a large mixing bowl. Mix well. Then add your chicken.
  2. Place saran wrap over the chicken, and refrigerate for about 3 to 4 hours.
  3. Spray your air fryer basket with olive oil.
  4. Then in a large Ziploc bag, add the flour, cornstarch, salt, paprika, onion powder, basil, white pepper, garlic powder, oregano, and cayenne pepper. Mix well.
  5. Then one by one, remove the chicken pieces and shake off the excess buttermilk mixture, and then place them into the Ziploc bag.
  6. As you coat them int he flour mixture, add them to the greased air fryer basket, being careful not to crowd the basket.
  7. Spray the chicken with olive oil (this helps crisp up the skin for the air fryer)
  8. Set the temperature to 390 degrees F, for 25 minutes, halfway flip the chicken, and spray the chicken coating with olive oil spray.
  9. Check the internal temperature before removing the chicken it should be 165 degrees F.
  10. Plate, serve, and enjoy!

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