• Air Fryer


  • 8 pieces Chicken drumsticks or thighs or both.
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 1-2 tablespoon Hot Sauce
  • Salt

For dredging

  • 1 cup All purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • ½ teaspoon Onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1 Bouillion cube/powder
  • Salt


  • Clean and pat chicken portions dry and put them in a bowl.
    chicken portions in a bowl.
  • Pour the buttermilk over the chicken in the bowl, add in the hot sauce and salt then mix well. Cover the bowl with clingfilm and put it in the fridge to marinate for 2-4 hours.
    marinated chicken in bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, add in the flour, paprika, black pepper, stock powder, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt. Mix well.
    the flour mix for dredging in a bowl.
  • Bring out the chicken marinated chicken from the fridge. Take the chicken parts one at a time from the buttermilk mix, put in the flour mix, and coat all parts with the flour mix. Pat the flour on the chicken, briefly shake off excess flour, and lay it on a plate. Repeat process till all chicken marinated in buttermilk used up.
    dredge chicken on a flat plate.
  • Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray/oil spray and arrange the coated chicken on it in a single layer.

    Spray the top with cooking oil and put the basket in the air fryer then air fry at a temperature of 175C for 20 minutes. After half the time, turn the chicken to the other side to ensure the other side is crisp as well.

    chicken arranged in air fryer.
  • Serve and enjoy.
    air fryer chicken in fryer basket.


  • Ensure all parts of the chicken are well dredged and covered in buttermilk and flour mix.
  • Use chicken parts cut into a similar size so they cook at the same time in the fryer.
  • You can use your favorite seasoning in the flour mixture. For example jerk seasoning, chicken seasoning, taco seasoning.
  • Add the hot sauce into the buttermilk marinade for the flavor. Adjust to how spicy you want the food.
  • Remember to spray the air fryer basket or use baking paper with holes so the chicken dredging doesn’t stick to the basket.
  • You can use this recipe for other chicken parts like wings and breasts but note that the cooking time will vary.
  • Cooking time will vary based on the air fryer brand.
  • Use a meat thermometer to check that the internal temperature is at least 165F.
  • Air fried chicken is best served hot.