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AirFryer Fried Chicken


‘Tis is the season that I get to try out all sorts of kitchen appliances! Man, I love this time of year and I love what I do for a living. I get to try out SO many neat things and so many cool kitchen appliances.

This time around, I am trying out the Phillips Airfryer, an appliance that has been on my to-try list for as long as I can remember. The main point to an Airfryer is that that you can create healthy, homemade meals in mere minutes – with less fat.

As someone that has avoided a deep fryer all of her years – yes, even for my doughnuts chapter in my cookbook I used a large,deep frying pan- I really wanted to try an Airfryer out. The secret to the healthy frying is that the Phillips Airfryer uses their proprietary Rapid Air Technology. Thanks to this technology, the airfryer fries, bakes, roasts and grills with little to no oil, making it a perfect solution for fast, tasty and healthy meals and snacks.


Can I call French fries healthy now? All jokes aside, I will be trying out french fries in my last post on the airfryer. I love a good French fry but unfortunately there is nothing like deep frying them. Wait until my last post and we are going to delve into how French fries turn out on the airfryer!

Right now we are going to start with my own recipe, then I will be posting more posts later on, that involve testing Gordon Ramsey’s recipes!


That’s right, I get to try out one of HIS recipes next! But for now, I wanted to test out how this baby works.

Can you get a crispy, crunchy texture without all that oil?

Well, take a peek at my air fried chicken!


I made three chicken thighs in the Phillips Airfryer and they were a HIT. Look at how crispy that skin came out! My son devoured these – as 12 year olds are wont to do – and asked for more!

So while I would only place 4 small chicken thighs in the airfryer, this would also work with chicken wings! The airfryer can only handle a certain capacity – see the manual- so it makes only a small meal, say for two people. ( or one 12 year old boy.)

The Phillips Airfryer comes with a fabulous recipe booklet that has 25 delicious recipes. Better yet, the Philips Airfryer app can be downloaded for free and has over 200 recipes; available in multiple languages and platforms so that you can get cooking!

What I really loved about this chicken is that I used no grease at all. Nada. I put the chicken in there and it cooked up beautifully without a drop of grease added.

The container itself is SO easy to clean.  As you can see, you can fit another chicken thigh or random piece of chicken in there, but you want to make sure that you follow the instructions as to the amount of meat that you can place in there. You simply place the food into this little basket and away you go! It’s so easy!

This recipes uses one of my very favourite seasonings in the world : Old Bay Seasoning. It’s a very East Coast spice mix ( I was SO happy to have it in New Jersey when we visited) but this Alberta girl has been using it for years already. Mike and I will simply sprinkle Old Bay onto our chicken drumsticks and roast them thusly, with nothing else on it. You could easily do the same with the chicken drumsticks in the Phillips Airfryer as well, if you want a gluten-free option!

So, who has an airfryer and what do you think about it? Who has been wanting to try an Airfyer like I have?  Stay tuned for two more posts where I delve into this appliance and really try it out!

Love you more than chocolate,



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This post has been sponsored by Phillips, but all opinions remain my own.


AirFryer Fried Chicken

  • Prep Time: 4 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 29 minutes
  • Yield: 4


Delicious “fried” chicken done in an AirFryer!


  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 4 small chicken thighs
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Old Bay Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 tsp seasoning salt


  1. Pre-heat the Air Fryer to 390 degrees.
  2. Whisk together the flour, salt and the Old Bay.
  3. Dredge the chicken through the flour mixture, then into the egg, then back into the flour mixture again. Shake off excess flour very well.
  4. Place the 4 chicken thighs into the bottom of the AirFryer cooking compartment. Cook for 25 minutes or until the chicken reaches 180 degrees.
  5. Remove and serve.

Nutritional information is only an estimate. Actual nutritional numbers will vary due to cooking methods, your ingredient measurements and brands of products used.


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  • Reply
    January 18, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    First time using my airfryer can I use will breadcrumbs be better as a batter than flour

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    January 14, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    I preheated my air fryer, soaked the chicken in buttermilk, dipped in egg, then flour mixture. I added it to the preheated basket at 390…checked at 12 minutes and the flour still looked like flour except for burnt tips. I thought maybe it needed to cook more so when the timer went off, it looked pretty much the same. I cut a piece open and it was cooked but it just looked bad. I ended up scraping all the batter off and doused in bbq sauce to salvage the chicken. Any thoughts on what went wrong?

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    December 31, 2017 at 1:27 am

    Old Bay Cajun Seasoning? It’s from Chesapeake Bay. Not exactly Cajun country.

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    John Storm
    December 11, 2017 at 8:28 am

    I made this and it was fantastic. I cut up a whole chicken and made the whole thing in 2 batches. I took the advice of the other comments and lowered the temperature of my air fryer to 330 F after the initial preheat. I also sprayed the fryer basket and the chicken with cooking spray to help prevent sticking (it didn’t stick at all). The chicken was perfectly cooked to a golden brown and looked like something out of a magazine. I took a picture of the 2nd batch — my family devoured the first batch before I could grab my camera! This will now be my go to recipe for “fried” chicken.
    Picture of my chicken:

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      Karlynn Johnston
      December 27, 2017 at 8:52 pm

      That looks AMAZING!!!! Thanks for sharing!!! I am so glad you love the recipe!

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    December 1, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Chicken theigh bloody near bone Burnt on crust will try lower temperature over longer period of time

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    September 17, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Do you use boneless or bone-in thighs for this recipe? Thanks!!

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    September 14, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    Five stars,btw, and I love your recipes AND stories!

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    September 14, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    Can’t wait to try this but could go without life story

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      September 14, 2017 at 9:17 pm

      You want free recipes from her website that she tests so that you don’t screw up, you can deal with some stories! Honestly, haven’t you ever read a blog?

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        January 13, 2018 at 6:27 pm

        Seriously!? I like reading comments to see how people like the recipes, but could do without the snarky ones. How about that, Shannon?

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      September 16, 2017 at 4:42 am

      Shannon, then don’t read her life story. Simple as that. Move along

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      September 19, 2017 at 2:02 pm


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    Dorothy J Show
    September 14, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    I haven’t made this yet, have to get the old Bay, will make it soon.

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    P Combs
    September 10, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    Help! What am I doing wrong? I am a proficient chef but I have made this recipe twice and both time they came out covered with flour. Not yummy and golden brown at all. Very frustrated. Not your recipe, something else must be wrong.

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      Karlynn Johnston
      September 19, 2017 at 6:02 pm

      Hmmmm. Try brushing it with egg at the end, right before? Your flour is sticking a LOT, which is good, but you don’t want it too stuck!

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    Alexis Evans
    August 2, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    I sprayed the basket and rack but the coating came completely off the chicken. It tasted good but was a mess.
    How can I make it look like yours?

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      Angie Thurman
      August 7, 2017 at 2:50 pm

      Let the chicken sit for a little while before airfryer

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      August 7, 2017 at 4:28 pm

      Yes, refrigerate them to get the layers to stick!

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      December 1, 2017 at 6:42 pm

      Same thing happened to me

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    May 28, 2017 at 1:45 am

    Any model for commercial use in restaurants?

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    Jadi Penyebab
    May 23, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    What if we cooked this for around 30 mins? I’d like to trying this recipe! Thanks btw

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    May 20, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    You can actually fit more than three or four chicken thighs in the basket by slightly overlapping them or even sitting them end-on. Because the airfryer powerfully circulates the heated air, it doesn’t matter if the food overlaps a bit, you just have to then move the pieces around once or twice to let the heated air get to the covered bits. I’ve found that once the outside gets crisped, it doesn’t matter how the food is stacked – you don’t have to faff around with placing it correctly because the hot air will cook it evenly. When I cook chicken wings in my airfryer I just dump the whole lot in the basket until it’s almost full and I shake the basket around once or twice during cooking.

    In a regular oven you can’t crowd food because the heat doesn’t penetrate but the airfryer cooks much more efficiently. For example, to cook chips (frozen or homemade), you don’t have to have them in a single layer like oven chips, you just pile them all in as if you were deep-frying them.

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    January 30, 2017 at 1:58 am

    You sound like a girl after my own heart.  Housework is sooo last century – cooking is much more fun.  Your chicken recipe above sounds divine.  Going to try it tonight.  I’ve had my Philips air fryer since Christmas and already used it to cook chips, crumbed schnitzel, sausages, grilled tomatoes, bacon, fried bread, home made rissoles, home made chicken nuggets, home made burger patties – the list keeps on getting bigger.  But I just love it!!!

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      January 31, 2017 at 10:51 pm

      Came out perfect!  Thank you.

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      Sandy Soresi
      August 30, 2017 at 1:26 pm

      I would love to have your Fried Bread recipe if at al possible.
      For some reason my Air Fryer didn’t come with a Instruction book. I am relying on you sweet people who share.

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    January 30, 2017 at 12:59 am

    thanks for the recipe but I can’t find what temp to cook it at or if you had to preheat it?

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      January 31, 2017 at 10:52 pm

      jjeanot Line 1″of the instructions says “Preheat the Airfryer to 390 degrees

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    November 7, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    This looks wonderful. I’ve been wanting an air fryer for a while. But my family is bigger and at 25 minutes per batch that wouldn’t be that suitable. 

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      January 7, 2017 at 7:22 pm

      My family is large. I receied the smaller one for Christmas and really appreciate having it, now I am buying the Proair extra large one for my larger cooking needs.

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    November 7, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    <   > Welcome to The Kitchen Magpie! While I’d love to be a professional bourbon blogger (is that a thing?),


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    Jane Falzone
    November 2, 2016 at 1:05 am

    Aww, you were in NJ and never stopped in to say hey….next time

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    Jane Falzone
    November 2, 2016 at 1:01 am

    I recently got one and haven’t tried it yet. I will be tomorrow night. Making chicken wings and ribs.

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    Lori Brash Jansen
    November 1, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    I just received my second larger one yesterday. I love these things. Could not get family to stop deep frying so I thought I would try one is these..well….I think I can now throw out the disgusting deep fryer. Family loves it. So do I! No more greasy mess.

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    Deb Lundberg McLean
    November 1, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    I just got one and I’m not too sure about it yet.

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      January 7, 2017 at 7:26 pm

      Jump in and make fries, tatertots, or chickenuggets. You should find yourself wondering how you lived this long without it. I have only had mine for three weeks, I took it with me recently on vacation. I csnnot wait to use it in my RV.

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