How To Make KFC Chicken In The Air Fryer


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Welcome to how to make KFC chicken in the Air fryer recipe.

This is the part of July that Portugal is full to bursting with tourists and when we can enjoy a really nice family day out without having to queue for absolutely everything.

I am a big fan of equality and that to me is what today is all about. Oh along with a LOT of barbeque food. Oh and sunshine.

Well I say that and the only 4th of July I had stateside was when there was a hurricane and all it did was rain all day. I think that might be note to me not to go to Florida during hurricane season?

Anyway this month on Recipe This is all about copycat recipes and recipes that have come from being inspired by restaurants, processed foods and fast food. Plus (where possible) creating a healthier version on an unhealthy classic.

So with today being the 4th of July this week is all about KFC and recreating their classic food at home. All of these KFC copycat recipes that I plan to feature this week are perfect for barbeques or for serving with suppers for eating out in the garden.

Let’s enjoy summer without the high calories and lets remember how nice making our own fast food can be.

You know exactly what is in it and the calories saving can be huge.

Kicking off the KFC copycat recipes today with the traditional chicken pieces but instead of deep frying them we have the Air fryer to rely on.

I have also researched the herbs and spices at KFC to make a fantastic blend of homemade rub especially for your KFC food.

Put it together in a jar and then save it for whenever you fancy making some healthy chicken with a real kick to it!

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How To Make KFC Chicken In The Air Fryer

Welcome to how to make KFC chicken in the Air fryer recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 4
Calories: 843kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Chop up your chicken into pieces. Chop up as you prefer your chicken but we love to have wings, thighs, drumsticks and breast or the breast with the wings. You can access our guide for chopping up a chicken here.
  • In a bowl add your KFC spice blend to your bread crumbs. In another bowl have your flour and in a third your beaten egg.
  • Roll your chicken pieces in the flour, the egg and then in the spicy bread crumbs.
  • Place in the Airfryer at a temperature of 180c for 18 minutes and then check to make sure it is cooked in the middle.
  • Serve.

Notes

We have found the best place to source whole chicken to make How To Make KFC Chicken In The Airfryer is from ButcherBox. You even receive free bacon and $10 off your first order when you sign up with this link.

Nutrition

Calories: 843kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 265mg | Sodium: 729mg | Potassium: 579mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 445IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 180mg | Iron: 7.1mg
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39 thoughts on “How To Make KFC Chicken In The Air Fryer”

    • Hi Mike,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Unfortunately not everyone who reads our blog lives in America so we make any recipes on our personal experience so that they work correctly, if we used American measurements then we could not be sure how the food would turn out. We have on our blog a conversion chart which converts any European measurements into American measurements, you can access it here:

      https://www.recipethis.com/about-us/

      As for using pharmaceuticals in our recipes I´m not too sure what you mean :/ but it could be the anti-depressant tablet i gave to the chicken because it was feeling too stressed before i cooked it 😉

      The kindest regards

      Dom & Sam

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      • 5 stars
        Gosh that was a brilliant response to Mike! Well done. Oh and the recipe was great as well. Thanks for sharing. I’ve passed on to friends who have been looking for a decent air fryer copycat KFC.

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    • Mike is close minded and ignorant. I’m also American and had no issues with the measurements. As for the chicken… it’s ok but doesn’t taste like kfc. Just being honest.

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    • Hi Judy,

      The flour would not be visible because the it is used to make sure the egg sticks to the chicken. After coating the chicken in the flour you put it in the beaten egg and then place it in the breadcrumbs give it a shake and press the breadcrumbs into the chicken thus all the chicken is coated in the breadcrumbs and you should not be seeing any flour 🙂

      Hope this helps.

      Many thanks.

      Dom

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  1. 5 stars
    We are looking forward to trying this recipe out tonight. Thank you for sharing, this American can handle the measuring……take care!

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    • Hi Jayne,

      Great stuff, hope you like the recipe. We will be adding something in the near future where you can click a button and it will turn the measurements into American ones and back again, so we hope it will be a big help to everyone.

      Many Thanks.

      Sam

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    • Hi Dani,

      Enjoy! And when I visit Aussie blogs the measurements are not that different, so you should be okay. Though do ask if you have any issues.

      Kind regards

      Sam
      X

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    • Hi Brian

      They are already on the recipe. If you press word imperial then you will see the American measurements and then when you press metric it will take you back to the European measurements 😉

      Kind Regards

      Sam
      X

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    • Hi Tim,

      Yes we do. We love our chicken skin and it helps with the crispy coating if you use the skin. However if you are on a diet you can remove it if you wish.

      Kind regards

      Sam
      X

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  2. In this recipe you say to add the spices to the breadcrumbs and in the KFC spice recipe you say to add the spices to the flour. Which is it? Thanks.

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    • Hi Deb

      We do both. We do not think it matters which you do only that you seem to get a better coating of the spices when added to the flour and we found that when the spices are added to the breadcrumbs you can taste them alot more. In the flour they are alot more subtle.

      Kind Regards

      Sam

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    • Hi Bonnie,

      Its best not to, as they will stick together and not turn out as well.

      If you are doing a lot, I recommend the oven on its lowest setting and then transfer each batch, while waiting for the last. This way it will stop it from going cold.

      Kind regards

      Sam
      X

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  3. 5 stars
    Thanks so much for this recipe. I am in Australia so have no problem with the weights in Imperial or metric….
    My Grandson will love me being able to make KFC at home. He has a nasty reaction to KFC…..not sure what it is in it but it will be great for him not to miss out on a favourite food.

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