Air Fryer Fried Chicken – Kerala Style

 


My first time trying air fried chicken and the outcome was so good..and not to mention healthy and way lesser oil. I was so sceptical about buying air fryer though I heard rave reviews from friends. Finally got it 2 weeks back and now I am addicted. My husband and I have been experimenting many recipes these two weeks, successfully so far 😊
Ingredients (Serves 3 – 4)

  1. Chicken thighs, – 350 – 400 gm, cut into small pieces
  2. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
    Ginger-garlic-green chili, coarsely ground – 1 – 1.5 tbsp (Coarsely grind 1/2 inch ginger, 6 – 8 small cloves of garlic, 5 curry leaves and 1 green chili)
    Kashmiri chili powder – 1 tbsp
    Coriander powder – 3/4 tsp
    Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp
    Fennel seeds, crushed – 1/2 tsp
    Cumin powder – 1/4 tsp
    Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
    Crushed red chili flakes – 1/2 tsp
    Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
    Salt – As required
  3. Oil (I used avocado oil) – 1 – 1.5 tbsp
    Corn starch – 2 tsp
    Rice flour – 1.5 tsp (I used idiyappam powder)
    Soy sauce – 3/4 tsp (optional)
    Yoghurt – 2 tsp (optional)
    Salt – 1 pinch
  4. Coconut oil – 1 tbsp
  5. Curry leaves – 1 sprig
    Garlic – 3 whole cloves, crushed
    Green chilies – 1 – 2, sliced
  6. Lemon wedges – To serve

Method

  1. Combine chicken pieces with all the other ingredients numbered 2. Keep refrigerated overnight or for at least 2 hrs.
  2. Take out the chicken 30 minutes before air frying. Add ingredients numbered 3 and mix well.
  3. Cook chicken at 400 F for 5 – 6 minutes. Flip to the other side and cook for 3 – 4 minutes (timing depends on the size of the chicken pieces, mine took a total of 9 – 10 minutes.) Make sure you do not over crowd the air fryer. (The chicken can bee deep fried instead of air frying.)
  4. Heat 1 tbsp coconut oil in a pan. Add curry leaves, green chilies and garlic. Cook for 1-2 minutes over medium heat till garlic turns light golden. Add chicken pieces and stir-fry for 1 – 2 minutes till nicely hot. Switch off the flame. Transfer to a serving plate. Squeeze lemon juice over the air fried chicken and serve immediately.
     

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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