air fryer kfc chicken recipe

Air Fryer KFC Chicken Recipe

The original KFC chicken recipe is surpassed by this one made in an air fryer! Do you recognise the sensation of wanting to enjoy a home-cooked meal but lacking the time to prepare it? So bid takeaway farewell and hello to this recipe that is a KFC knockoff! Cooking will be simple when you get your ingredients, so all you need to do is a little advance planning. Prepare for mouthwatering flavour without a lot of fat.

Prep Time: 20 minutes 
Cook Time: 30 minutes 
Total Time: 50 minutes 
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients For Air Fryer KFC Chicken

Chicken Ingredients:
  1. one cup of buttermilk
  2. Two big eggs
  3. 1/2 cup of flour for all purposes
  4. half a cup cornflour
  5. Eight sections of wings, legs, thighs, or breasts

Adding flavour Blend:

  1. Three tsp of paprika
  2. Half a spoonful of powdered garlic
  3. One tablespoon of powdered onion
  4. Two teaspoons of salt,
  5. Two teaspoons celery salt
  6. Two teaspoons black pepper
  7. Two tsp Mustard Powder
  8. two tsp finely chopped ginger
  9. 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  10. 1 teaspoon dried basil
  11. 1 teaspoon dried oregano


  1. Whisk the eggs and buttermilk together in a large bowl.
  2. Combine the flour, cornflour, paprika, onion and garlic powders, salt, celery salt, pepper, mustard, ginger, thyme, basil, and oregano in a separate bowl. Mix by whisking.
  3. For five minutes, preheat your air fryer to 375 degrees.
  4. Allow any excess buttermilk mixture to drip off of your chicken as you dip it in.
  5. Next, to ensure that the flour sticks, lay the chicken into the flour mixture and press the flour onto the chicken. Get rid of any extra.
  6. After giving the basket a quick mist of olive oil, put the chicken inside. Give your chicken a liberal dousing of cooking spray. For 25 to 30 minutes, air fry, turning halfway through and reapplying frying spray.
  7. When the chicken hits 165 degrees Fahrenheit and is golden brown on the outside, it is done.
  8. Arrange, present, and savour!


  • After letting the buttermilk marinate, shake off any extra.
  • Using your hands, pat your coating mixture to ensure it adheres. It will adhere better to the buttermilk as a result.
  • Put the chicken in the air fryer in batches. To cook chicken to perfection, heated air is circulated over it in an air fryer. Your basket won’t crisp up if it is crowded.
  • To ensure that the KFC air fryer chicken is cooked uniformly on both sides, flip the chicken halfway through the cooking procedure.


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 170kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 6gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 1216mgPotassium: 143mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 241IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 64mgIron: 2mg


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