So last Sunday I was in experimental mode. I have seen Youtube videos of people making fried chicken in their air fryer. I just had to give it a go lah even though I already know that nothing beats fried chicken that has been deep fried in oil.
The preparation methods I have seen appear to be no different from how you would prepare the chicken if you were deep frying in oil.
I basically used the recipe here except that I did not soak the chicken in buttermilk (I could not find buttermilk and also I did not have the time).
I had to spray oil onto the chicken before air frying them. It's quite tricky because you might miss some spots and those areas not covered with oil will come out like this :
You see the white flour? I had to spray that part with oil and return the chicken into the air fryer to cook for a little while.
This is my sad looking air fried chicken drumstick.
It smelled like regular fried chicken, it was crispy but it didn't have the kind of texture and taste that regular fried chicken has. Obviously, right?
I ate it and although it is nothing like regular fried chicken, I am not complaining. I mean it still tastes good, it still had crunch. And I did not have to sweat at the stove and get my kitchen oily.
So this here was my Sunday lunch.
Better than KFC? Of course not lah. How can? Don't worry KFC. You will still get lots of business from me and everyone else.
Next time I want me some good old home made fried chicken, I am deep frying. Never mind the oily kitchen. Janji ayam goreng sedap.
Just in case anyone wants to know, I set the air fryer at 200C and air fried the chicken for around 20 minutes, turning at half time and spraying with some more oil.