I bought a Philips Air Fryer about 2 weeks ago, and was inspired to try modifying a baked crispy chicken recipe.
The initial recipe can be found here, but I felt that the baking time of 60min is too long for boneless chicken parts. Anyway, the idea of using mayonnaise as a coating base appealed to me - it sounds perfect as a coating base for the Air Fryer.
The Air Fryer works like a mini-oven, but with a better air-circulation, thus ensuring that food is cooked on all sides evenly. Unlike oven baking, where one side is usually heated more than the other, and there is a need to flip the food, the Air Fryer eliminates this need.
Anyway, this is my easy version of Air-fried Chicken Chop:
Filet of Chicken
Herb, Spices & Salt for marinate
Mayonnaise (I used my homemade mayo)
Crushed Cream Crackers mixed with pulverised Oats (but you could use Breadcrumbs or panko)
1. Use a meat hammer to flatten the chicken. Doing so not only ensures that the meat has an even thickness so cooking is even, but it also tenderises the meat. Then, marinate the chicken with your favourite blend of herbs and spices and salt. Try to keep it a dry marinate. For this particular version, I used dried oregano, basil, paprika and pepper. You don't have to marinate it long - about 10 minutes will do. However, if you want to marinate it longer, it's up to you. ;)
2. Because it was a dry marinate, dipping it into a mayo undercoat ensures that the chicken is evenly coated. After the mayo dip, dip the chicken into the Cracker mix.
3. Put the meat into the Air Fryer basket, and fry the chicken for 10 minutes at 180degC.
And that's it... crispy coated chicken, with a moist, tender texture. Yummy, simple and if you're using homemade mayo, heart-healthy oils. ;)
|Edna's Chicken Chop with Mashed Potato|
|This is the full meal - mashed potato with herb butter, and Fresh Tomato Soup.|
The chicken chop can be made smaller like nuggets, or served as a main course, or even between bread or in a bun like a chicken burger. ;)