If you love fried chicken (and fried things in general), but aren't crazy about the calories, you definitely need to get your hands on an air fryer. This kitchen appliance, which cooks your favorite fried foods without using excessive oil, is notorious for French fry making skills that will put your favorite fast food fries to shame. But what many people don't know is that there are about a hundred other things your air fryer is good for, like making chicken. We know, putting meat inside of this contraption may sound a little weird, but we promise it works. We also promise that it's delicious. If you're trying out a new low-carb diet or just want a speedier way to put some protein on your plate, keep reading for simple tips on how to make air-fried chicken like a pro.
- Decide what flavor you want your chicken to have. We love this air-fried chicken parmesan recipe, but whatever spices, breading, or flavors you decide to go with, make sure that your chicken is evenly coated in your cooking oil or spray of choice.
- Place the chicken in the air fryer basket. Try to make sure your chicken pieces aren't touching. If you have to, place your pieces on the sides of the basket. Doing this will ensure that all of your chicken cooks evenly throughout.
- Fry, baby, fry. Set your air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and cook your chicken for 15 minutes. After the timer is up, flip the chicken and cook for another five to eight minutes on the same temperature. Make sure your chicken is at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit when your second cooking cycle is over.
- Plate it up! Serve up your chicken with whatever sides you desire and enjoy!