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How to Cook Fryer Fried Chicken in Nuwave Air Fryer

How to Cook Fryer Fried Chicken in Nuwave Air Fryer
How to Cook Fryer Fried Chicken in Nuwave Air Fryer

Cooking fried chicken in a Nuwave Air Fryer is a fantastic way to enjoy crispy and delicious chicken with less oil compared to traditional deep-frying. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it:

To Make Fried Chicken in a Nuwave Air Fryer, You’ll Need the Following Ingredients:

To get the best results, fry the chicken in an air fryer using the ingredients listed below.

  1. Chicken pieces (drumsticks, thighs, wings, or breast)
  2. Buttermilk (optional, for marinating)
  3. All-purpose flour
  4. Eggs (beaten)
  5. Breadcrumbs or panko (seasoned or plain)
  6. Cooking spray or vegetable oil


Here are all the simple and fundamental step-by-step instructions for making Fried Chicken in the Nuwave Air Fryer:

Step 1: Marinate the Chicken (optional):

If you prefer, you can marinate the chicken pieces in buttermilk for a few hours or overnight. Marinating helps tenderize the chicken and adds flavor. If you choose to marinate, place the chicken in a bowl, cover it with buttermilk, and refrigerate it.

Step 2: Preheat the Air Fryer:

Turn on your Nuwave Air Fryer and preheat it to around 375°F (190°C). Preheating usually takes a few minutes.

Step 3: Prepare the Breading Station:

Set up a breading station with three shallow dishes. In one dish, place the all-purpose flour. On another dish, add the beaten eggs. In the third dish, place the breadcrumbs or panko.

Step 4: Bread the Chicken:

Remove the chicken pieces from the buttermilk (if marinated) and shake off any excess liquid. Dip each chicken piece into the flour, coating it evenly. Then, dip it into the beaten eggs, making sure it’s coated all over. Finally, coat the chicken piece with breadcrumbs or panko, pressing gently to adhere the crumbs.

Step 5: Repeat the Breading Process (Optional):

For an extra crispy coating, you can repeat the egg and breadcrumb coating process. Dip the breaded chicken back into the beaten eggs and roll them in breadcrumbs once more.

Step 6: Arrange in the Air Fryer Basket:

Lightly spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray or brush it with a small amount of vegetable oil to prevent sticking. Place the breaded chicken pieces in the basket in a single layer, making sure they don’t overlap or touch each other. You may need to cook the chicken in multiple batches, depending on the size of your air fryer.

Step 7: Air Fry the Chicken:

Cook the chicken in the Nuwave Air Fryer for approximately 20-25 minutes, depending on the size and thickness of the chicken pieces. Halfway through the cooking time, flip the chicken pieces to ensure even browning.

Step 8: Check for Doneness:

The chicken is done when it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C) and is golden brown and crispy on the outside.

Step 9: Serve:

Once the fried chicken is cooked and crispy, remove it from the air fryer and let it rest for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy your delicious and healthier fried chicken!
Tips: For the best results, keep in mind to adhere to the instructions and recommendations provided by the manufacturer for your individual Nuwave Air Fryer model.

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