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Air Fryer Southern Fried Chicken

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6Hours
770Calories
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Description

Crispy “fried” chicken that doesn’t require quarts of hot oil? Sign us up! A buttermilk-dill pickle juice marinade ensures extra juicy meat, and a dash of powdered sugar in the dredging mixture helps create a beautiful golden-brown crust. For the most flavor, start the chicken marinating a day ahead. For the crispiest crust, mist the chicken lightly with oil, and be sure pieces don’t touch during cooking. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Ashley Strickland Freeman.

Ingredients

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5 SERVINGS
  • 3 lb. chicken drumsticks (8 to 12)
  • 3 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup dill pickle juice
  • 2 Tbsp. hot sauce (such as Texas Pete or Tabasco)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. salt (plus more for serving)
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • nonstick cooking spray (high-heat spray such as avocado oil)
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    Directions

    1. Place chicken in a bowl or large zip-top plastic bag. Stir together buttermilk, pickle juice, and hot sauce in a large measuring cup or another bowl. Pour over chicken and turn to coat. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours.
    2. Stir together flour, powdered sugar, paprika, 1 tsp. salt, the pepper, and garlic powder in a medium bowl. Set a cooling rack in a sheet pan.
    3. Remove one piece of chicken at a time from the marinade and dip it into the flour mixture, turning chicken as needed to coat it heavily until no parts are wet. Set chicken on the wire rack. Repeat to coat remaining chicken. Pro tip: If the coating doesn’t stick to parts of the chicken, dip chicken in marinade a second time followed by more flour. Let chicken stand about 30 minutes (this helps create a craggy crust). Discard marinade and remaining flour mixture.
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    770Calories
    Sodium
    Fat
    Protein
    Carbs
    Fiber
    Calories770Calories from Fat250
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat28g43%
    Saturated Fat7g35%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol230mg77%
    Sodium980mg41%
    Potassium930mg27%
    Protein63g124%
    Calories from Fat250
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate63g21%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Sugars23g46%
    Vitamin A15%
    Vitamin C25%
    Calcium25%
    Iron30%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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