How do you cook fried chicken?

How do you cook fried chicken in an air fryer? Many people often ask us this question on many occasions.  Air fryers are able to cook in different ways. They are able to fry delicious and crispy French. Air fryers can also be used to roast a whole chicken. It all depends on what you want.

How do you cook fried chicken

We did some cooking experiment with the Philips XL air fryer and we came up with a way to cook your chicken in an air fryer in the best possible way to achieve the best possible result. So, if you’ve been asking how do you cook chicken in an air fryer, then here it is.

First things first: Get your ingredients ready

Get everything you’ll need ready. These lists of ingredients were used while we were cooking ours. The result came out nice. If you follow it to the letter, you’ll end up with a juicy and crispy roasted chicken.



Whole chicken

Your choice in size will depend on how large your air fryer capacity is. We did cook a chicken of 4lbs and it didn’t pose a problem to fit in the 5.3qt Power Air fryer XL.


Seasoning to taste

You can add several seasoning and recipes depending on how you want it. Also, you may use dry rubs, marinade as well as breadcrumbs. You may also need coconut or olive oil to rub on the chicken as this would reduce the chances of burning.


If you also wish to stuff your chicken, you would need to get all the stuff ready. I personally prefer to not stuff my chicken for some personal tasty reasons though. I just stuff the cavity with some onion slices and it comes out great.


Other Equipment

Of course, you’ll be using an air fryer. You’ll also need a mixing bowl. A digital thermometer will also be needed, to test for inner temperature.

When all these are in place, then cooking can begin. But before cooking comes preparation.


Preparing your chicken for cooking

You’ll need to pat dry the chicken. A paper towel is a nice substance you can use for that.

After this, you can then stuff the chicken if you would.

We rubbed some coconut oil so our chicken would not get burnt. You can also do this or use either of olive oil or simple ghee instead.

After this, you can then apply your seasoning according to your preference. I love heavy seasoning and didn’t spare myself anything I could get. Make sure to season every part of the chicken. After these, then the cooking phase begins.


Cooking your chicken in the air fryer

So, how do you cook fried chicken? Let’s find out.

After you’ve added your stuff, seasoning and other condiments you’d want to, then the rest of the job lies with your air fryer.

Remove the air fryer’s basket and place in the chicken. Remember to place it in with the back facing up.

Close the drawer and proceed to set the time and temperature. Set an initial time of 25 minutes with a temperature of about 340F.

After the time has elapsed, turn the chicken with the bottom part facing up and set another time of 25 minutes.

Cooking your chicken in the air fryer

When this time has also elapsed, you can then test the inner temperature of the roasted chicken to be sure it’s over 165F. The digital meat thermometer comes into use at this point.

After you’ve done this and cooking is completed, you can then go ahead with serving the meal along with other treats as you may want it. Enjoy! So when next someone asks you, how do you cook fried chicken in an air fryer, you should know it’s a simple stuff.

The air fryer handles chicken very fine and you get that juicy inner part with the browned crunchy exterior. It’s still very delicious and these air fryers are able to do this without oil. Air fryers sure deserve a special place in our kitchens.

About The Author

Mike is a Stay-at-home Dad and had been an air frying fanatic since the launch of the first Philips Air fryers. Growing up in the Windy City, Mike had always been a sucker for anything crispy and crunchy. Along with being a full time dad, Mike is a passionate chef and will stop at nothing to let the whole world realize the benefits of eating healthy.

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