Finger Lickin' Air Fryer Chicken

Finger Lickin' Air Fryer Chicken

In honor of National Fried Chicken Day we thought it would be fun to put together a healthier version of one of the Nation's favorite ways to eat chicken!

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For the fitness enthusiast with an inner super foodie the air fryer is perfect for making healthier versions of your favorite fried dishes, since most of the foods prepared in the fryer don't require abundant amounts of oil you can keep the flavor high and the calories low. Read below for our finger lickin' air fryer chicken recipe!




  • ½ whole chicken cut into separate pieces (breast, thigh, wing, and leg)
  • ½ cup hot sauce
  • ½ cup buttermilk


  • ¾ cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • Oil for spraying Canola or Vegetable



  1. Place chicken pieces in buttermilk and hot sauce. Place in refrigerator and allow to marinate anytime from 1-24 hours.
  2. Whisk together all-purpose flour, seasoning salt, garlic powder, onion powder, italian seasoning, and cayenne pepper in a bowl. Set aside.
  3. Place a parchment liner in the Air Fryer basket.
  4. Remove a piece of chicken from the buttermilk mixture and place in the flour mixture, coating all sides of the chicken and shaking off any excess flour. Place the chicken pieces in the basket in a single layer.
  5. Close the Air Fryer basket and set temperature to 390 degrees Fahrenheit and timer to 25 minutes. Start the Air Fryer.
  6. After 13 minutes, open the air fryer and spray any flour spots on the chicken. Flip the chicken and spray the other side with oil, ensuring all the flour spots are covered. Close the Air fryer and cook for 12 more minutes.
  7. Once the timer is up, open the Air Fryer and check chicken pieces with a quick read thermometer. Chicken is done when it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees at the thickest part of the chicken.



Calories: 318kcal Carbohydrates: 21g Protein: 21g Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 74mg Sodium: 2055mg Potassium: 297mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 2g Vitamin A: 325IU Vitamin C: 23.9mg Calcium: 56mg Iron: 2.3mg