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Keto Air-Fryer Fried Chicken

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Those air-fried chicken thighs come out golden and crispy on the outside and moist and juicy on the inside, and needs only a light coat of of olive oil to become crisp. Spicing up the almond Parmesan mixture with garlic powder, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper gave the coating a wonderful array of flavours, aromas, and colours.
Chicken thighs get a crispy, crunchy coating with a well-spiced blanched almond powder with Parmesan in this simple and easy chicken recipe. Everything comes together deliciously in the air fryer for a family-friendly meal that's perfect for busy weeknights. Serve with a seasonal salad or use them to make chicken sandwiches.

  • 3 Boneless chicken quarters, halved
  • 3 Medium eggs
  • Olive oil
  • Salad, to serve
  • Ranch, to serve
  • 100 g Ground blanched almonds
  • 50 g Parmigiano-Reggiano, finely grated
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne powder
  • 1 tsp Smoked paprika powder
  • 1/2-2/3 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Freshly milled black pepper
  1. Half each chicken thigh, trimming off excess fat if desired. Pat the chicken thighs dry with paper towels. Set aside.
  2. Whisk eggs in a bowl until combined. Stir together all breading ingredients in another bowl until well-mixed. Prepare a large tray lined with parchment paper for the breaded chicken thighs. Working with one chicken piece at a time, coat chicken first in breading bowl, then in egg wash bowl, then again in breading bowl. Place breaded chicken pieces on prepared tray.
  3. Preheat your air fryer at 200C/400F. I usually switch it on about 3 minutes prior to cooking. Coat preheated fry basket with olive oil or cooking spray. Transfer the chicken to the air fryer basket, making sure chicken pieces are not touching. Coat chicken breasts with olive oil. Depending on the size of air-fryer basket, you can make 2-3 pieces at once. I have a small air fryer so I could only fit in 2 pieces at once.
  4. Cook for 8-10 minutes. Open the air-fryer and flip chicken thighs over, and coat with olive oi. Air Fry for 6-8 more minutes. Remove chicken breasts to a plate, and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining chicken breasts.

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© 2021 |


Brian's Home Blog 28/3/22 00:22

Sounds yummy! We love our air fryer!

Tom 28/3/22 00:34

...looks great and keto makes it better.

kathyinozarks 28/3/22 01:26

Looks delicious, allot of people like these air fryers-they do sound healthier than fried and faster than baking. Happy Sunday

Balvinder 28/3/22 01:56

Looks perfectly crisp and delicious!

babYpose 28/3/22 03:28

Looks delicious as it sounds with air fryer, as well as salad to enjoy. Have a great week ahead.

J.P. Alexander 28/3/22 03:45

Yo tambien utilizo mucho la freidora Gracias por la receta la hare pronto.

Mbul Kecil 28/3/22 04:19 sounds great because use an olive oil...

smoked paprika and chayyene give a new taste of this great chicken. You are so creative Angie. Thank's for the simple recipe. Have a nice day ^^

Margaret D 28/3/22 06:39

Looks lovely the chicken. We have an airfryer but don't use it a lot.

Veronica Lee 28/3/22 07:28

Air fryer recipes are right up my alley! Pinned!

speedy70 28/3/22 10:05

Quanto mi piace, molto sfizioso!!!

Lola Martínez 28/3/22 10:21

Esa forma de empanar el pollo con harina de almendras, me ha encantado, menudo sabor debe tener!

Sherry's Pickings 28/3/22 10:31

i love chicken thighs and i think everyone adores fried chicken. THis is a winner Angie!

My name is Erika. 28/3/22 13:38

I need to try an air fryer. I know people who have them and love them. Your chicken looks delicious, and now I want some. Happy new week Angie. hugs-Erika

Nancy Chan 28/3/22 13:40

These fried chicken looks so beautiful and crispy.

DEZMOND 28/3/22 13:45

I need to buy me an air fryer but we can never have nice things in the kitchen as my family would ruin it.

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 28/3/22 16:09

great job in the air fryer it sure looks super crispy and I want to dive right in!

Maria Grazia Ferrarazzo Maineri 28/3/22 16:10

I love fried chicken, Angie!
So delicious!

Kitchen Riffs 28/3/22 16:21

I like this coating, a lot. Really nice recipe -- thanks.

Bill 28/3/22 17:57

Looks great and will have to try it in our air fryer.

Hena Tayeb 28/3/22 21:08

Oh these look absolutely delectable. My mouth is watering.

Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews 28/3/22 22:27

Makes me want to go out and buy an air fryer, just so that I can make this recipe. The coating sounds delicious with all those flavours and I guess if I adjusted the cooking time, I could use chicken breasts instead of thighs!

Looks amazing, I can smell it from here :)

foodtravelandwine 29/3/22 02:48

I'm so behind with your recipes now that I'm back!!....your chicken looks healthy and delicious!!......Abrazotes, Marcela

Eva Taylor 29/3/22 12:47

Wow, these air fryer chicken thighs look amazing! I have an old T-Fal, one of the first that came onto the market (they gave it to me) and it’s not as good as the newer technology. I’m tempted to get a newer one, but I hardly ever fry things and I have such little space. However your recipe has made me want to rethink it.

David 29/3/22 18:58

Angie, We keep talking about buying an air fryer but haven't followed through. Don't have much storage space left in our kitchen... Love your spicy seasoning combination...and my wife prefers thighs to all other parts of the chicken! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Ben | Havocinthekitchen 29/3/22 20:06

Ooo this looks terrific. Loving the idea to use air-fryer making the exterior perfectly crisp, browned, and not soggy like with oil. The chicken looks so flakey and juicy, too.

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Cooking Julia 29/3/22 23:42

This chicken looks so yummy!

Rose world 30/3/22 09:29

Have been considering to get an air fryer but never get down to it.

Pilar 30/3/22 10:22

Estupenda receta. No tengo freidora de aire y si no es por el sitio que ocuparía en mi cocina me compraría una ya para poder hacer platos como el que tu nos muestras. Un beso

[Reply] 30/3/22 14:59

I haven't tried fried chicken in my air fryer yet, so thanks for the recipe and the tips!

gluten Free A_Z Blog 30/3/22 15:59

The invention of the air fryer has been a boon for home chefs! I really love mine and find lots of reasons to use it. This fried chicken is perfect to make in the air fryer.

David M. Gascoigne, 30/3/22 17:38

Am I the only person in the world who doesn't have an air fryer? To tell the truth, I don't even know what they are!

Pam 30/3/22 17:54

They look so crunchy & delicious.

Raymund 1/4/22 01:32

That looks perfect! I have never seen something as good as that coming out of the air fryer.

Julie 1/4/22 14:46

Chicken looks so crisp and perfect, yummy starter!!

Anonymous 1/4/22 19:43

We bought air fryers for both my mom and my father-in-law for Christmas last year - SO excited to send them this recipe!

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina 4/4/22 00:59

This keto air fried chicken came at the perfect time, Angie! My mother gave me her air-fryer and I am learning how to use (very slowly) and I've been experimenting with the keto lifestyle that my sister lives by. Fried chicken is one of our favorites, but so unhealthy for us . . . like I said, this recipe came at the perfect time!!!!

Easyfoodsmith 4/4/22 08:59

These look so perfectly done! I have been getting such mixed reviews from people vis-a-vis the air fryer that I am still in two minds whether not to buy one.

tigerfish 5/4/22 01:15

Envious of those who have an air-fryer. Maybe I should invest in one too :p

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 26/4/22 15:07

Your chicken thighs look delightfully crunchy and delicious, Angie! I've only tried chicken drummies so far in my air fryer. Can't wait to try your breading recipe!

Noob Cook 3/5/22 13:29

I'm a big fan of the air fryer! Bookmarking this recipe!


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