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Air Fryer Fried Chicken

Air Fryer Fried Chicken is super crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, with no deep-frying needed! Just crunchy, golden brown goodness loaded with flavor!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Air Fryer Fried Chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Marinate 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 493 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet



  • 1/2 whole chicken cut into separate pieces: breast, thigh, wing, and leg
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup Ranch dressing


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Ranch seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper


  • Oil for spraying the air fryer



  1. Mix marinade ingredients and place chicken pieces in it. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or better up to 24 hours.


  1. In a large shallow bowl, whisk together all the Seasoning ingredients. Set aside.

Prep the Chicken:

  1. Place a parchment liner in the Air Fryer basket.
  2. Remove a piece of chicken from the marinade and toss it into the Seasoning mixture, coating all sides of the chicken, shake off.
  3. Arrange the chicken pieces in the basket in a single layer, for BEST results do NOT overlap and do not place too close to each other.

Air Fry:

  1. Close the Air Fryer basket and set the temperature to 390 degrees Fahrenheit and timer to 25 minutes.

  2. After 13 minutes, open the air fryer and spray with oil spray any "seasoning spots" left too dry on the chicken. Flip the chicken and spray the other side with oil spray as well.
  3. Close the Air Fryer and cook for 12 more minutes. Please keep in mind, that cooking time may vary depending on the Air Fryer brand, that's why it is important to check the internal temperature of the chicken.
  4. Once the timer is up, open it and check the chicken temperature with a kitchen thermometer. The internal temperature should be 165 degrees at the thickest part of the chicken.
  5. Some breading will fall off, which is normal, however, much less breading falls off when using the parchment liners.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Fried Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 493 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 85mg28%
Sodium 1794mg78%
Potassium 378mg11%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 643IU13%
Vitamin C 25mg30%
Calcium 93mg9%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.