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fried sliced chicken on a black plate

Air Fryer Fried Chicken

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WW Freestyle: 5
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Air Fryer Fried Chicken - Crispy, juicy, and deliciously fried chicken breasts cooked in the Air Fryer! Marinated in buttermilk and topped with pork panko crumbs, the whole family will love this delicious fried chicken.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, American/Southern
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 270



  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce


  • 3/4 cup coconut flour (you can also use all-purpose flour)
  • 1/2 cup pork panko crumbs (you can also use regular panko crumbs or breadcrumbs)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet or smoked paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Combine buttermilk and hot sauce in a large mixing bowl; place chicken breasts in the buttermilk mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour, and up to 24 hours.
  • Take chicken out of fridge and set on counter while preparing flour mixture.
  • In a shallow plate combine flour, breadcrumbs, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • Preheat Air Fryer to 390˚F.
  • Line Air Fryer basket with parchment paper (optional).
  • Remove chicken breasts from the buttermilk, allowing excess to drip off.
  • Dredge chicken in the flour mixture, shaking any excess off.
  • Place a single layer of chicken breasts in the basket, with space in between the pieces. I cook 2 to 3 chicken breasts at a time.
  • Spray with cooking spray and air fry for 10 minutes.
  • Open the air fryer basket and flip over the chicken pieces; spray with cooking spray, and continue to cook for 10 to 12 more minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and an instant read thermometer registers at 165˚F.
  • Repeat with the remaining chicken.
  • Let stand 5 minutes.
  • Serve.


Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Fried Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 chicken breast)
Calories 270 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 79mg26%
Sodium 672mg28%
Potassium 489mg14%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 231IU5%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 48mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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