Air Fryer Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Air Fried Buttermilk Chicken is filled with sweet marination that explodes with juicy flavors as you bite through the outer crunchy layer of tasty battered skin. The key to this recipe that gives best results is the length of time the chicken spends in the buttermilk marinade. I prefer to let the chicken set overnight but if you are pressed for time and same day preparation, a minimum of 4 hours marination still makes for some really juicy chunks of chicken. The Air Fryer does a great gob of convecting the cooking spray to sizzle the batter and skin to near perfection. It took me a few tries to get to this recipe and I am happy to share with you some solid tips to make a great Air Fried Chicken for you next food adventure. The flavor profiles I created for this recipe are very close to my traditional down-home recipe but have been tweaked slightly to give you the best possible results using the Air Fryer. We love our fried chicken around here and I am sure you will love this recipe once you try it.

Air fried buttermilk chicken takes a down home traditional style recipe and uses a less grease centric cooking method. Watch the video and follow the simple instructions below to have the latest eatfoodlicious meal suggestion ready to serve. Don’t forget to hit the subscribe button to stay up to date on my latest publications. Please like and share this or any of my recipes you may have enjoyed or find interesting. Feel free to leave a comment and let me know if you enjoyed this recipe or if you have any suggestions you would like for me to make a video on. Thanks for stopping by and return again soon!

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In a large bowl: add buttermilk, salt, then whisk.

Add chicken then mix well.

Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

In a large container with a lid: combine all the ingredients and mix.

Place one chicken leg or thigh in the container. Cover and shake until the chicken is coated with flour mixture.

Place the coated chicken on a plate or tray. Repeat and coat the rest of your chicken.

Preheat the air fryer to 360°F.  Generously coat all sides of the chicken with PAM’s original cooking spray (do not use olive oil because the flour mixture will stick to the bottom of the air fryer basket). Coat the air fryer basket with cooking spray before placing the chicken in.

Thighs: cook for 24-26 minutes ((flip after 15 minutes and make sure to coat both sides of the chicken with cooking spray ~ this will make it crispy) or until golden brown and crispy.

Drumsticks: cook for 20-22 minutes (flip after 15 minutes and make sure to coat both sides of the chicken with cooking spray ~ this will make it crispy) or until golden brown and crispy.

Serve and enjoy!

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Air Fryer Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Delicious down-home style air fried rich juicy chicken with a wonderfully crunchy skin the entire family will enjoy.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Marinate 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 30 mins
Course Chicken, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

Marinate

  • 8 chicken thighs or drumsticks
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 tsp salt

Flour Mixture

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika

PAM Cooking Spray (Original)

    Instructions
     

    Marinate

    • In a large bowl: add buttermilk, salt, then whisk. Add chicken then mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

    Flour Mixture

    • In a large container with a lid: combine all the ingredients and mix. Place one chicken leg or thigh in the container. Cover and shake until the chicken is coated with flour mixture. Place the coated chicken on a plate or tray. Repeat and coat the rest of your chicken.

    Air Fried

    • Preheat the air fryer to 360°F.
    • Generously coat all sides of the chicken with PAM's original cooking spray (do not use olive oil because the flour mixture will stick to the bottom of the air fryer basket). Coat the air fryer basket with cooking spray before placing the chicken in.
    • Drumsticks: cook for 20-22 minutes (flip after 15 minutes and make sure to coat both sides of the chicken with cooking spray ~ this will make it crispy) or until golden brown and crispy.
      Thighs: cook for 24-26 minutes ((flip after 15 minutes and make sure to coat both sides of the chicken with cooking spray ~ this will make it crispy) or until golden brown and crispy.
      (Depending on the size of your air fryer: repeat the last two steps as necessary)

    Serve and enjoy!

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      Cream Cheese Crescents (Oven & Air Fryer)

      Fresh lightly toasted warm crescents full of melted mozzarella and cream cheese will send electrical impulses of comfort to the heart of your appetite. This recipe provides the perfect snack or dinner compliment for any occasion that calls for cheese or garlic bread. The first bite is savory and delicious but as the cheese starts to work its way into the flavor profile you will start floating on a cloud of heavenly flavors of goodness. The melted garlic butter and cheese meet with a light flaky crunch of crescents to create a simple to make bread that is a wonderful way to fill the hunger within. My family always eats every last one of these and I am sure this recipe will be a hit at your table too.

      Follow the simple instructions below and watch the short video to see just how easy it is to make a plate of delicious breaded cheese filled delights. Don’t forget to hit the like button and subscribe to stay up to date on all the latest eatfoodlicious publications. Please like and share this or any of my recipes you may find interesting from the growing catalogue of menu selections. Cream Cheese Crescents are perfect as a side or appetizer and will complete the menu line up for your next food adventure. Leave a comment and let me know what is your favorite entree to enjoy this recipe with or offer a suggestion on something you would like to see a video for.  Thanks for stopping by and see you again real soon.

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      In a medium size bowl: combine cream cheese, mozzarella cheese and mix well.

      In a small bowl: combine melted butter, garlic, dried parsley and a dash of salt. Mix well.

      Separate the dough into 8 triangles.

      Scoop about 2 tbsp of mixture and spread onto the long side of the crescents.

      Gently fold and roll the dough to the point end.

      Brush the garlic butter on top of the crescents.

      Oven: Place the crescents on a baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

      Air fryer: Coat the air fryer basket with cooking spray. Place the crescents in the basket. Cook for 6 minutes or until golden brown. (Do not use parchment paper).

      Serve

      Enjoy!

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      Cream Cheese Crescents

      Luscious cream cheese in a buttery melt in your mouth crescents are sinfully delicious and best served fresh from the oven.
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      Prep Time 5 mins
      Cook Time 12 mins
      Total Time 17 mins
      Course Appetizer, Baked Goods, Snack
      Cuisine American
      Servings 8
      Calories

      Ingredients
        

      • 8 Crescents
      • 4 oz cream cheese softened
      • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese

      Garlic Butter

      • 2 tbsp melted unsalted butter
      • 1 tsp dried parsley
      • ½ tsp garlic powder
      • salt to taste

      Instructions
       

      • In a medium size bowl: combine cream cheese, mozzarella cheese and mix well.
      • Separate the dough into 8 triangles. Scoop about 2 tbsp of mixture and spread onto the long side of the crescents. Gently fold and roll the dough to the point end.
      • Preheat the oven or air fryer to 350°F (176°C).
      • In a small bowl: combine melted butter, garlic, dried parsley and a dash of salt. Mix well. Brush the garlic butter on top of the crescents.
      • Oven: Place the crescents on a baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
        Air fryer: Coat the air fryer basket with cooking spray. Place the crescents in the basket. Cook for 6 minutes or until golden brown. (Do not use parchment paper).

      Serve & enjoy!

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        Air Fryer Cream Cheese Wontons

        Air Fryer Cream Cheese Wonton is a delicious finger food that is both addictive and lusciously delicious. The crunchy air fried egg noodle wrap has just the right level of crisp and the warm creamy cheese style filling is a comforting taste bud explosion that sends your indulgence receptors into maximum overdrive.  This recipe yields a couple of dozen party pleasures that go great as an appetizer or a stand alone finger food side dish. Being able to cook these in an air fryer make the snack a mobile ready serve experience that can increase the quality of any social gathering. My family scarfed down every last one of them before they had time to properly cool. My husband almost walked away with the entire serving platter to try an hoard the delicious snacks for himself. The teenagers objected and had to grab what they could. Luck for them I was making two batches. 

        This recipe is better than any similar item you have ordered at a local restaurant. Simply watch the video and follow the instructions below to be on your way to a cream cheese wonton eatfoodlicious family experience. Don’t forget to hit the like button and feel free to subscribe to stay uptown date on my latest recipe publications. I work to make simple to follow short videos from the meals my family eats during the week and would love to hear from you; if you and your family has tried one of my recipes. So leave a comment and let me know what you think of this platform and offer any suggestions or recipes you would like to see a video on.  May your next food experience be as rich in company as it is in flavor.

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        In a medium sized bowl: combine all the ingredients together (except for the wonton wrappers).

        Mix well.

        Place 1 wrapper in your hand. Use the other hand scoop out 1 tsp of mixture and place it in the center of the wrapper. Wet (water) around the edges of the wrapper (use your finger).

        Fold two corners diagonally together.

        Then fold the other two corners together and press the wrapper firmly until the wonton corners are completely sealed. Repeat with the rest of the wontons. You should have about 22-26. 

        Coat the wontons with cooking spray.

        Preheat the air fryer to 350°F. Coat the basket with cooking spray. Place the wontons in the basket. Air fry for 5-6 minutes or until lightly golden.

        Serve with sweet & chili sauce or your favorite dip. Enjoy!

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        Air Fryer Cream Cheese Wonton

        Air Fryer Cream Cheese Wonton is an addictive finger food that is lusciously laced with traces of onion flavored cream cheese in a delightfully crunchy shell.
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        Prep Time 10 mins
        Cook Time 6 mins
        Total Time 16 mins
        Course Appetizer, Sides, Snack
        Cuisine Asian, Chinese
        Servings 22 wontons
        Calories

        Equipment

        • Air Fryer

        Ingredients
          

        • 8 oz cream cheese softened
        • 3 green onions chopped
        • 1 tsp granulated sugar
        • 1 tsp garlic powder
        • ½ tsp salt
        • 22-24 won ton wrappers

        Instructions
         

        • In a medium sized bowl: combine all the ingredients together and mix well.
        • Place 1 wrapper in your hand. Use the other hand scoop out 1 tsp of mixture and place it in the center of the wrapper. Wet (water) around the edges of the wrapper (use your finger). Fold diagonally two corners together, then fold the other two corners together and press the wrapper firmly until the wonton corners are completely sealed. Repeat with the rest of the wontons. You should have about 22-26. Coat the wontons with cooking spray. [See video for reference]
        • Preheat the air fryer to 350°F. Coat the basket with cooking spray. Place the wontons in the basket. Air fry for 5-6 minutes or until lightly golden.

        Serve with sweet & chili sauce or your favorite dip. Enjoy!

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          Texas Toast

          Texas toast is crispy, crunchy and full of buttery garlic flavors that go great with any main entree. The Air Fryer or oven locks in the essence of the garlic spread and does not leave your fingers covered in grease when taking a bite. The bread is still soft enough in the middle to give that extra ohh my goodness feeling when you sink your feet in for a much anticipated taste. I absolutely love Texas toast with my steak but also pasta seems all alone without this partner at the table. The only problem you will have is making enough of this to make it though the meal. The first batch I made was gone before I knew it. So I recommend grabbing two just incase you want another, as it may not be there when you finish your first slice. Buttery rich garlic covered Texas toast is an absolute must try for anyone that loves awesome garlic bread. I have been making this garlic spread recipe for years and it is just the right balance of flavors and you may never buy store bought spread again once you give this easy to make recipe a try.

          Watch the video and follow the instructions below to be on your way to a Texas Toast first crunch adventure. Like and share this or any of my recipes you find interesting form the growing catalogue of menu suggestions. Don’t forget to hit the subscribe button to stay up to date on all the latest eatfoodlicious publications. I hope you enjoy this savory succulent fried Texas toast recipe. Feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you enjoyed your Texas toast with and how this recipe turned out for you.

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          In a bowl: combine all the ingredients & mix.

          Spread butter mix on both sides of the sliced bread.

          Oven: place bread on baking sheet and cook for 5-6 minutes or until golden brown. Flip and continue to cook for another 5-6 minutes. Air fryer: place bread in the basket and cook for 6 minutes or until golden brown. Flip and continue to cook for another 6 minutes.

          Serve & enjoy!

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          Texas Toast

          Texas toast is crispy, crunchy and full of buttery garlic flavors that go great with any main entree.
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