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Air Fryer Fried Chicken

Air Fryer Fried Chicken is a game changer. Enjoy crispy fried chicken without all of the work or fat. It's delicious and really simple.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fryer Fried Chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 588kcal
Author: Eating on a Dime


  • 2 pounds skin on chicken legs and thighs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • Coating
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Oil for spraying chicken - vegetable canola or olive oil


  • Wash and dry chicken set aside
  • In a large bowl, whisk together buttermilk, eggs, salt and pepper until well combined
  • In another large bowl, whisk together flour, and seasonings
  • Coat chicken with flour mixture
  • Then dip in buttermilk mixture
  • Then repeat in flour mixture
  • Place chicken in air fryer basket, spray basket with oil and leave room around each piece to allow air to flow
  • Spray chicken with oil
  • Cook at 370 degrees F for 15-20 minutes
  • Turn chicken over and spray with more oil
  • Cook for an additional 5-10 minutes or until golden
  • Repeat with remaining chicken
  • Serve immediately
  • Store leftovers in refrigerator in airtight container


Cooking times will vary between air fryers so closely monitor your cook time and temperature.


Calories: 588kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 235mg | Sodium: 3226mg | Potassium: 639mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 756IU | Calcium: 175mg | Iron: 5mg