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Air Fryer Copycat KFC Chicken

 
Air Fryer Copycat KFC Chicken
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One serving costs about $1.11

$1.11 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 50 minutes

Ready in 50 minutes

4 lunch,main course,main dish,dinner
spoonacular Score:55%

Spoonacular Score: 55%

 

Air Fryer Copycat KFC Chicken requires about 50 minutes from start to finish. This recipe makes 4 servings with 698 calories, 48g of protein, and 45g of fat each. For $1.11 per serving, this recipe covers 26% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe from Pink When requires chicken legs, buttermilk, oregano, and salt. 1 person has made this recipe and would make it again. It works well as a rather cheap main course. Overall, this recipe earns an improvable spoonacular score of 0%. If you like this recipe, take a look at these similar recipes: Air Fryer Whole Chicken, Air Fryer Chicken, and Air Fryer Whole Chicken.

Ingredients

Servings:
8
8  chicken legs
chicken legs
0.5 cup
0.5 cup panko
panko
0.5 cup
0.5 cup flour all purpose
flour all purpose
2 tsps
2 tsps black pepper
black pepper
1 tsp
1 tsp salt
salt
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps white pepper
white pepper
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps cayenne pepper
cayenne pepper
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps oregano
oregano
1.5 cups
1.5 cups buttermilk
buttermilk
8  chicken legs
8
chicken legs
0.5 cup panko
0.5 cup
panko
0.5 cup flour all purpose
0.5 cup
flour all purpose
2 tsps black pepper
2 tsps
black pepper
1 tsp salt
1 tsp
salt
0.5 tsps white pepper
0.5 tsps
white pepper
0.5 tsps cayenne pepper
0.5 tsps
cayenne pepper
0.5 tsps oregano
0.5 tsps
oregano
1.5 cups buttermilk
1.5 cups
buttermilk

Equipment

airfryer
airfryer
bowl
bowl
airfryer
airfryer
bowl
bowl


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Pink When

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.11
Ingredient
8 chicken legs
½ cups panko
½ cups flour all purpose
2 teaspoons black pepper
½ teaspoons white pepper
½ teaspoons cayenne pepper
½ teaspoons oregano
1.5 cups buttermilk
Price
$2.95
$0.29
$0.08
$0.12
$0.13
$0.10
$0.03
$0.73
$4.44

Tips

Health Tips

  • You can easily swap half of the white flour in most recipes for whole wheat flour to add some fiber and protein. It does result in a heavier dough, so for cookies, cakes, etc., you might try swapping in whole wheat pastry flour.

  • Many people will tell you to remove the skin on your chicken to cut down on fat. This is true, but if you like the taste, leave it on! You're only gaining a little fat for a lot of flavor. Plus, a little over half of the fat in chicken skin is monounsatured fat (that's a heart-healthy kind) and the notion that saturated fat is unhealthy is being questioned too. So in our opinion: dig in, skin and all!

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • If you're following a gluten-free diet, be sure to find a brand of gluten-free panko.

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • If a recipe calls for buttermilk and you don't have any on hand, just pour a tablespoon of white vinegar into a glass and add enough milk to make one cup. Let sit for about five minutes, and voila, a great buttermilk substitute!

  • If you normally rinse your chicken?stop! You could be spreading bacteria around your kitchen and it isn't really necessary.

Green Tips

  • Choose pasture-raised chicken if it is available. If it is not at your supermarket, visit a farmers' market and ask around.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
698 Calories
47g Protein
44g Total Fat
23g Carbs
17% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
698
35%

Fat
44g
69%

  Saturated Fat
13g
82%

Carbohydrates
23g
8%

  Sugar
4g
5%

Cholesterol
249mg
83%

Sodium
947mg
41%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
47g
96%

Selenium
56µg
81%

Vitamin B3
13mg
69%

Phosphorus
508mg
51%

Vitamin B6
0.88mg
44%

Vitamin B2
0.63mg
37%

Vitamin B12
1µg
31%

Vitamin B5
3mg
30%

Zinc
4mg
29%

Vitamin B1
0.43mg
29%

Potassium
695mg
20%

Manganese
0.37mg
19%

Iron
3mg
17%

Magnesium
67mg
17%

Calcium
150mg
15%

Folate
52µg
13%

Copper
0.22mg
11%

Vitamin A
486IU
10%

Vitamin D
1µg
10%

Vitamin K
9µg
9%

Vitamin E
0.75mg
5%

Fiber
1g
5%

covered percent of daily need

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