AIR FRYER CHICKEN LEGS

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 500 g (1lb) Chicken Legs
  • ½ teaspoon Paprika
  • ½ teaspoon Parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon Black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon Onion powder
  •  teaspoon Garlic granules
  • 1 5g Bouillon
  • Salt

Instructions

  • Clean and pat chicken leg quarters with a paper towel. Add the chicken in a bowl then add the paprika, parsley, black pepper and salt. Mix and cover the bowl with clingfilm. Leave to marinate for 15 minutes or more.
    marinated chicken in a plastic bowl.
  • Spray the air fryer basket with cooking oil then arrange the marinated chicken legs in it. Put the basket in the air fryer and cook the chicken at a temperature of 180C for 20 minutes. Halfway through the time, turn the legs to the other side to ensure all sides are brown and crisp.
    marinated chicken legs arranged in the air fryer basket.
  • When the legs are air-fried and browned on both sides, switch off the air fryer and bring out the air fried chicken legs.
    cooked chicken legs in air fryer basket.
  • Serve and enjoy perfect air fried chicken legs quarters with any side of your choice.
    air fried chicken legs served on a blue plate.

Notes

Tips

  • You can make my homemade chicken seasoning ahead and use it to marinate the chicken. This saves you time when making the recipe another time.
  • If you have the time, leave the chicken to marinate for 30 minutes or more.
  • Don’t crowd the air fryer basket.
  • Don’t open the air fryer too often as this makes heat escape when you do and thus affect the cooking time.
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How to store

Leave to completely cool before putting in a Ziploc bag or airtight container then store in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. You can reheat from frozen in the air fryer or oven. If reheating in the air fryer, spray the fryer basket with cooking oil or line with air fryer parchment paper then arrange the chicken in the basket. Air fry at a temperature of 180C for 5 minutes or until it’s heated through.