You’ve decided to try an air fryer – well great choice! As you probably know, air fryers are a healthier alternative to deep frying because the fat and oil are removed from the ingredients much faster than with a frying pan. But how can you make healthy fried chicken a part of your weekly meal and still enjoy the taste and texture of chicken?
It’s not rocket science. Simply follow these simple and healthy recipes for fried chicken that are perfect for any time of the week. You won’t believe how easy they are to prepare and how good they taste! They really are quite different from deep fried recipes but with only a few minor adjustments you can do a good job with them. Here’s what you need to do:
Chicken burgers are one of the most popular choices for quick meals because they are quick to prepare and easy to store. When you’re ready to make your chicken burgers, all you have to do is add marinade, toss in the bun and cook it up. A quick spray with some olive oil and your chicken burgers are ready to cook. Just sprinkle with some salt and you’re good to go.
If you don’t already have an air fryer, you may be surprised at how convenient they are. It’s as easy as turning on the machine and popping the chicken into the basket. In no time, your recipe will be ready to serve. These easy to use air fryers will save you from the mess and fuss of deep frying your food.
Chicken breasts are another easy healthy recipe to create when using an air fryer. All you need for this delicious dinner is boneless, skinless breasts, a tablespoon of flour and a half a teaspoon of salt. Using a food coloring agent will enhance the appearance of these breasts, which makes them more delicious and adds a little extra zip to them. Cook the breasts in 180 degrees F water until they are done.
Air Fryer Recipes Series
For the third in our beginner air fryer recipes series, we are going to look at some easy options for healthy fries. We begin with black beans. You can find black beans in a variety of flavors including kidney, chili, garbanzo and more. If you do not like black beans, try a healthier option such as pinto beans, which are also healthy and great tasting.
Next on our list is fried chicken wings. These are easy to make and are great for parties or potlucks. To make your fried chicken wings, all you need is your favorite buffalo wing sauce, an oven and an air fryer. Using your oven, cook the wings till they are done. Salt and pepper to taste and serve with your favorite barbecue sauce.
That is our first round of five-minute foods. It is amazing how much one hour of cooking time can add up. Once you get into the ten to fifteen minute range, you will be amazed at how good your meal can be. Air fryers offer such a versatile way to cook that you can continue to cook your meal and add things while it cooks so that you never run out of ideas for healthy recipes.
Wedges are probably the most popular healthy recipe that you can prepare while your air fryer is waiting for the other ingredients to cook. You can use your wedge maker to make several different styles and choose the one that is best for your taste.
Most people prefer a thicker wedge, such as the cheddar one, but you may want to try the shredded chicken or a shrimp wedge if you prefer a different flavor. The important thing to remember is that you should always be careful not to overheat your chicken. Remove from the air fryer immediately after adding the ingredients and place on a baking sheet to finish cooking.
Another delicious recipe is Cajun chicken. If you do not have a casserole dish in your kitchen, this is an excellent opportunity to create one. To make this casserole, you will need to prepare the following ingredients: Chicken, onion, bell pepper, celery, lemon juice, Creole sauce, and salt and pepper to taste. You will then roll out your Creole sauce, cut into pieces, and lay the chicken on top of the uncooked onions. Once cooked through, remove from the air fryer and place on the prepared casserole dish.
As you can see, there are many healthy recipes that can be created by using your air fryer. Simply follow the instructions provided and add your own ingredients. Your family will love being able to help you prepare nutritious meals, especially if you use your cooker to quickly cook through the ingredients and then offer the healthy choice to them.