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How to Cook Fried Chicken in Dash Air Fryer

Cooking fried chicken in a Dash Air Fryer is a healthier alternative to traditional deep-frying. The result is still crispy and delicious, but with less oil. Here’s how you can do it:

Ingredients:

Cook Fried Chicken in a Dash Air Fryer with the following ingredients for an authentic flavour:

  1. Chicken pieces (thighs, drumsticks, wings, etc.)
  2. Buttermilk (or regular milk)
  3. All-purpose flour
  4. Bread crumbs or panko (optional, for extra crispiness)
  5. Cooking oil spray
  6. Salt and pepper (to taste)
  7. Paprika, garlic powder, or other seasonings (optional, for added flavor)

Instructions:

You can make wonderful Fried Chicken with a Dash Air Fryer following the easy and clear instructions listed below:

Step 1: Marinate the Chicken (optional):

If you have time, you can marinate the chicken pieces in buttermilk for a few hours or overnight. This step is optional, but it helps tenderize the chicken and adds flavor.

Step 2: Preheat the Air Fryer:

Turn on your Dash Air Fryer and preheat it to 375°F (190°C) for about 5 minutes.

Step 3: Prepare the Coating:

In a shallow dish, mix the all-purpose flour with salt, pepper, and any optional seasonings you prefer. You can also add a little paprika or garlic powder for extra flavor. If you want an extra crispy coating, you can mix in some bread crumbs or panko as well.

Step 4: Coat the Chicken:

Remove the chicken pieces from the buttermilk (if marinated) and pat them dry with paper towels. Dredge each piece in the flour mixture, making sure to coat them thoroughly on all sides.

Step 5: Spray with Cooking Oil:

Lightly spray the coated chicken pieces with cooking oil on both sides. This step helps to achieve a crispy texture similar to deep-fried chicken.

Step 6: Air Fry the Chicken:

Place the chicken pieces in the Dash Air Fryer basket in a single layer. Do not overcrowd the basket, as this will prevent proper air circulation. You may need to cook the chicken in batches.

Step 7: Air Fry:

Slide the loaded basket into the Air Fryer. Set the timer for approximately 20-25 minutes, flipping the chicken halfway through the cooking time to ensure even browning.

Step 8: Check for Doneness:

After the timer is up, check the internal temperature of the chicken using a meat thermometer. It should reach a minimum of 165°F (74°C) to ensure it’s fully cooked. Additionally, the chicken should be golden brown and crispy on the outside.

Step 9: Serve:

Once the chicken is cooked and crispy, remove it from the Air Fryer and let it rest for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy your healthier version of fried chicken!

Tips:

  1. Cooking times may vary depending on the size and thickness of the chicken pieces, so keep an eye on them while they cook.
  2. You can serve the fried chicken with your favorite dipping sauces, such as barbecue sauce, honey mustard, or ranch dressing.
  3. Remember to follow the specific guidelines of your Dash Air Fryer model for the best results. Happy cooking!

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