Air Fryer Copycat KFC Fried Chicken — You know that feeling when you crave a home-cooked meal but don’t have the time to make one? Well, say goodbye to take out and hello to this copycat KFC fried chicken recipe! All it takes is a little planning ahead – once you get your ingredients together, cooking will be easy peasy. Get ready for finger-lickin’s good taste without all the grease.
1 cup buttermilk
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
8 pieces chicken, thighs, breasts, wings, or legs
3 tablespoons paprika
1 1/2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons celery salt
2 teaspoons black pepper
2 teaspoons dried mustard powder
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
In a large bowl, mix the eggs and buttermilk, whisk to combine.
In another bowl, mix the flour, cornstarch, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, celery salt, pepper, mustard, ginger, thyme, basil, and oregano. Whisk to combine.
Preheat your air fryer to 375 degrees for 5 minutes.
Dip your chicken into the buttermilk mixture, let any excess drip off.
Then place the chicken into the flour mixture and press the flour onto the chicken to make sure it sticks. Shake off any excess.
Spray the basket with olive oil, and then place the chicken into the basket. Generously spray your chicken with cooking spray. Air fry for 25-30 minutes, flipping halfway through and spraying with more cooking spray.
Chicken is done with it reaches 165 degrees F, and the outside is golden brown.
Plate, serve, and enjoy!