Air fried chicken? Is it sorcery? No, frying chicken with air is not magic. Air frying is a new way to enjoy some of your favorite fried foods without the guilt, excess oil, and fat. This is accomplished through a new kitchen appliance called an air fryer. Keep reading to find out how you can make succulent air fried chicken.
An air fryer cooks food by circulating hot air around the food, producing a crispy exterior. With air frying, you're still using oil but 70 to 80% less oil than deep frying. When frying with air you would only have to use about a tablespoon of oil, versus regular frying which calls for about 1-4 quarts of oil. Air fried foods are considered healthier because it contains less fat and calories than deep-fried foods.
When cooking fatty foods like bacon and sausages, add water to the tray of the air fryer. Doing this will prevent the oil from getting too hot and smoking.
Putting too much food in the basket will prevent it from crisping and browning. Most importantly, it would take longer to cook.
No, not your tailfeather. While cooking with an air fryer, give the basket a good shake at least once. This will allow the hot air to circulate and reach every inch of the food.