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Air Fryer Fried Chicken

Air Fryer Fried Chicken

Servings 6


  • 3-4 pounds chicken cut-up into pieces
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper divided
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard
  • cooking spray


  • Place chicken in a large bowl and season with 1 teaspoon of kosher salt and 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper. Add 2 cups buttermilk and marinate for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator. Overnight is better.
  • Meanwhile, whisk 1 tablespoon kosher salt, remaining 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, all-purpose flour, garlic powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, onion powder, and ground mustard together in a large bowl.
  • Preheat an air fryer to 390F. Coat the air fryer racks with cooking spray.
  • Remove the chicken from the buttermilk, allowing any excess to drip off. Dredge in the flour mixture, shaking any excess off. Place a single layer of chicken in the basket, with space in between the pieces.
  • Air fry, flipping the chicken hallway through, until crispy and an instant-read thermometer registers 165F in the thickest piece, 15 to 20 minutes total. Repeat with the remaining chicken.