Air Fryer Southern-Style Chicken Recipe

Air Fryer Southern-Style Chicken Recipe
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Air Fryer Southern-Style Chicken Recipe

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I call this America’s best-loved oven-fried chicken. The secret is in the breading, which makes the chicken super moist and flavorful, herby and golden brown. —Elaina Morgan, Rickman, Tennessee
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep:15 min. Air fry: 20 min./batch
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep:15 min. Air fry: 20 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 2 cups crushed Ritz crackers (about 50)
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up

Directions

Preheat air fryer to 375°. Spritz the air fryer basket with cooking spray.
In a shallow bowl, mix the first seven ingredients. Place egg in a separate shallow bowl. Dip chicken in egg, then in cracker mixture, patting to help coating adhere. Place a few pieces of chicken in a single layer in the prepared basket, spritz with cooking spray.
Air fry 10 minutes. Turn chicken and spritz with additional cooking spray; air fry until chicken is golden brown and juices run clear, about 10-20 minutes longer. Repeat with remaining chicken. Yield: 6 servings.

Test Kitchen tip
  • In our testing, we have found cook times vary dramatically between brands of air fryers. As a result, we have given wider than normal ranges on suggested cook times. Begin checking at the first time listed and adjust as needed.
  • Originally published as Air Fryer Southern-Style Chicken in What Can I Cook in My ... 2019

    Nutritional Facts

    5 ounces cooked chicken: 405 calories, 22g fat (6g saturated fat), 135mg cholesterol, 460mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 36g protein.

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    • 2 cups crushed Ritz crackers (about 50)
    • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
    • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
    • 1 large egg, beaten
    • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up
    1. Preheat air fryer to 375°. Spritz the air fryer basket with cooking spray.
    2. In a shallow bowl, mix the first seven ingredients. Place egg in a separate shallow bowl. Dip chicken in egg, then in cracker mixture, patting to help coating adhere. Place a few pieces of chicken in a single layer in the prepared basket, spritz with cooking spray.
    3. Air fry 10 minutes. Turn chicken and spritz with additional cooking spray; air fry until chicken is golden brown and juices run clear, about 10-20 minutes longer. Repeat with remaining chicken. Yield: 6 servings.

    Test Kitchen tip
  • In our testing, we have found cook times vary dramatically between brands of air fryers. As a result, we have given wider than normal ranges on suggested cook times. Begin checking at the first time listed and adjust as needed.
  • Originally published as Air Fryer Southern-Style Chicken in What Can I Cook in My ... 2019

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