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Air Fryer Chicken

Air Fryer Chicken brings the restaurant-quality crunch to your kitchen with moist, tender chicken and perfectly seasoned breading.
Course Chicken Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Air Fryer Chicken, Air Fryer Chicken Recipe, How Do I Make Air Fryer Chicken, How To Make Air Fryer Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 4 pieces
Calories 245kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 large garlic, minced
  • teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 pieces bone-in chicken pieces
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon season salt
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • cooking spray


  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together buttermilk, vegetable oil, honey, 1 1/2 salt, and 1/2 pepper. Place chicken pieces in a 1 gallon resealable plastic bag and pour buttermilk over chicken. Press out as much air as possible and seal bags.  Place on a rimmed dish or plate in case bag leaks. Refrigerate overnight up to 2 days. Flip bag halfway through marinating time.
  • Take the chicken out of the ziplock bags and place on a wire rack so any extra marinade will drip off.  
  • In a shallow bowl whisk together flour, seasoned salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.
  • Dredge the chicken pieces in the flour mixture, shaking off excess, dip into egg, then dip again into flour mixture, shaking off excess. Place coated pieces on a piece of foil. Mist the chicken with vegetable oil.
  • Preheat air fryer to 390 degrees for 5 minutes.
  • Place coated pieces of chicken in a single layer in the bottom of the air fryer. Set the air fryer to 390 degrees for 18-30 minutes (depending on size of chicken pieces and brand of Air Fryer) or until an instant-read thermometer registers 165 when inserted into the thickest part of the chicken, not touching the bone.


Serving: 1/4 of the recipe | Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 1829mg | Potassium: 134mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 176IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 2mg