Hey, guys! It’s Eric Theiss.
Summer is coming. And the warm weather always reminds me of eating my mother’s homemade buttermilk fried chicken in our backyard.
There’s nothing more I used to love to do than prepare her recipe for my family and friends for pool parties and picnics. The problem? It’s fried in unhealthy oil. Lots and lots of it.
I’m always concerned about trans-fat and extra calories that don’t need to be in a recipe. And we all know the deep fryer turns any kitchen into a greasy disaster area.
But now I can enjoy that same crunchy, crispy fried taste and texture, with little to no oil. Because the Power Air Fryer XL fries my favorite childhood meals using superheated air.
I never imagined I could re-create the exact same buttermilk fried chicken recipe I grew up eating. With the same juicy, mouthwatering, golden-brown taste. I don’t even have to anticipate the greasy kitchen clean-up afterwards.
I said good-bye to the deep fryer!
Because there’s more or less no mess when I’m using the Power Air Fryer XL. I get to spend more time outside. I get to spend less time in the kitchen. And best of all, I get to spend more time enjoying delicious meals with my family.
Here’s my own family recipe for fried chicken that’s so light & so crispy, you’ll never know it didn’t come from a deep fryer:
3 chicken thighs with skin, raw
3 chicken legs with skin, raw
2 cups flour, white
1 Tbsp. black pepper
1 Tbsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
½ tsp. poultry seasoning
1 tsp. cumin
1 Tbsp. paprika
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 cup buttermilk, whole
- Soak chicken in buttermilk in the fridge for 2 hours.
- Add seasonings to the flour. Mix well.
- Dip chicken into the flour mix, then buttermilk, and back into the flour.
- Place the chicken into the Fry Basket.
- Mist chicken with olive oil.
- Insert Fry Basket into the Power Air Fryer XL.
- Press the M Button. Scroll to the Chicken Icon.
- Press the Power Button & adjust cooking time to 20 minutes at 360 degrees.
- Turn chicken every 5 minutes.
- Serve when chicken is cooked to desired crispiness.