Crispy Air Fryer “Fried” Chicken is what Air Fryers were created to do! Crunchy golden seasoned outside, and tender, juicy, full of flavor inside! This is how chicken was meant to be eaten.
 CourseAppetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
 CuisineAmerican, Mexican
 Keywordair fryer chicken, air fryer chicken legs, air fryer chicken tender, air fryer fried chicken, chicken fryer
 Prep Time10minutes 
 Cook Time30minutes 
 Total Time40minutes 
 Servings4 People


  • Air Fryer


  • 1-2 pounds bone-in chicken thighs and legs
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 Tablespoon cajun seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • olive oil spray


  • Salt and pepper chicken thighs and legs. In a medium sized bowl add the buttermilk and eggs and whisk. In another medium sized bowl add the flour, cajun, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • Using tongs, dredge the chicken in the flour, then the buttermilk, and then lastly in the flour. Place in the bottom of the air fryer basket.
  • Cook at 360 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Open the basket and spray any flour with the cooking spray. Turn the chicken and cook for another 5-10 minutes until 165 degrees and no longer pink.


Nutrition Amount

Serves: 4 Calories351kcal (18%) Carbohydrates57g (19%) Protein14g (28%) Fat7g (11%) Saturated Fat3g (15%) Cholesterol95mg (32%) Sodium743mg (31%) Potassium346mg (10%) Fiber3g (12%) Sugar6g (7%) Vitamin A1671IU (33%) Calcium164mg (16%) Iron4mg (22%)

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