JFC Air Fried Chicken

JFC Air Fried Chicken
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How do you get the best air-fried chicken? It all starts with JFC Frickin Good Chicken Breading and a Marinade. Bread the chicken and let rest to absorb the breading. Dab with oil and place it into the Air fryer at 400 F and Fry. Halfway through, brush it with Oil. Flip and repeat for the other side. Let it finish cooking and let rest. Enjoy the best Fried Chicken out there with JFC Air Fried Chicken!

Chicken

I used Drumsticks for this Air Fried recipe. Use whatever you like, even a whole chicken, chopped down into 9-12 pieces. Visit How to Clean and Prep Chicken for more information including how to chop the chicken up into 9-12 pieces in preparation for Breading.

The Chicken is then marinated before being breaded.

Marinade

Use the marinade that is given as an option for Deep Frying JFC Fried Chicken. This is a mix of the following.

  1. 1/2 C Water
  2. 1 Maggi Chicken Bouillon cube or Maggi Season All
  3. 1/2 tsp Sea Salt & Msg

If you’re doing a lot of chicken, double or triple the amounts.

It’s more of a pre-batter than a marinade. Although you do want the chicken to absorb the flavors in. It doesn’t have to cover the chicken. Just place the chicken in, toss it and refrigerate. Toss it again before breading.

Chicken Seasoning

Use either Maggi Bouillon Cube or Maggi Magic Sarap Season All. With the Bouillon cube you will have to heat it up with water and dissolve it and then allow it to cool before using. With Magic Sarap you can use it right away.

Chicken Maggi
Chicken Maggi
Magic Sarap
Magic Sarap

JFC Breading

The Breading is JFC Frickin Good Chicken Breading. This is absolutely the best Fried Chicken Breading.

JFC Frickin Good Chicken Display
JFC Frickin Good Chicken Display

JFC Air Fried Chicken

The Chicken goes into the Air fryer in one layer, with no crowding. Each piece having space all the way around. Brush with Oil and Cook at 400 F for about 25 minutes.

I am still experimenting with this since I just got my new Air Fryer but JFC Chicken can be done in the air fryer with just as good results. 25 minutes appears to be the ideal time. Cook for longer if needed. You want good color on the chicken and the juices should run clear when resting.

To assist this further, allow the chicken to rest after breading so that it can fully absorb the breading.

Ideally, you want dark meat with an internal temp of 175 F and White Meat at 157 F followed by a rest.

Brush with Oil

Dab with Oil when you first place the chicken into the air fryer.

Halfway through air frying the chicken, brush the chicken with oil again. Flip the chicken pieces over and brush again with oil. Place back into the Air Fryer to finish cooking.

The Oil assists in coating all of the breading as well as crisping and browning the chicken. Use a neutral Oil like Canola, Vegetable, or Sunflower Oil.

The thing that I like about the Air fryer is that you don’t have to tie up gallons of oil for the deep fryer.

A simple generous brushing of Oil on the chicken is sufficient enough with any excess dripping off.

The other added benefit is that once oil is heated such as in the deep fryer, it significantly shortens the oil shelflife. With Air frying, you don’t have to worry about that and you use only enough oil that is required for good frying and browning.

Resting the Chicken

After the Chicken is done. Set it aside to rest or keep it warm in the oven at 200 F until ready to serve or while you cook up more.

Air Fried JFC
Air Fried JFC

JFC Air Fried Chicken

This is your standard JFC Fried Chicken, but instead of being deep-fried it is air fried that and results in some Frickin Good Chicken.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Marination1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Keyword: Air Fried Chicken, Air Fried JFC Chicken, Air Fryer Fried Chicken, JFC Air Fried Chicken
Servings: 6 Piece
Author: JAH

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients

Marinade

  • 1/2 C Water
  • 1 Maggi Chicken Bouillon Cube – or 1 pack Maggi Season All
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt & Msg

Instructions

  • Dissolve Bouillon cube in a pot with the water. Press it down with a fork as you heat it up to help dissolve it
    Or just add 1 pack of Maggi Magic Sarap Season all to the water.
  • Add in the Salt and Msg and mix well before placing the chicken in and tossing. Refrigerate covered for 1 hour. If using a Bouillon cube dissolved in the water, wait until the marinade has cooled down before adding the chicken.
  • Bread the chicken straight from the marinade. Allow the Chicken to rest on the counter for 20 minutes or so until the breading is fully absorbed by the chicken.
  • Place into the Air Fryer in a single layer, space between the chicken and no crowding. Dab with a neutral oil and Air Fry at 400 F for 25 minutes. Halfway through cooking, brush the chicken with oil, flip and brush the other side with oil. Place back into the Air fryer to finish cooking.
  • Remove the Chicken from the Air Fryer and allow to rest 10 minutes, the Jucies should run clear as it rest. Or place into the oven at 200 F to keep warm until ready to serve or while you cook more chicken.

Notes

Depending on the size of your Air Fryer, you may have to do this in batches. It is very important to have adequate space between the chicken pieces and arranged in a single layer as well as a generous brushing of oil.