Southern Air-fried Chicken

Southern Air-fried Chicken


  • 4

    Number of People

  • Cheap


  • Very easy


  • Prep time

  • Cook time


  • 2 chicken breasts, cut in half horizontally
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 ½ tbsp extra virgin olive oil, for brushing (or olive oil spray can be used)
  • 4 soft burger buns
  • 2 gherkins, sliced into rounds
  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise, to serve
  • 4 slices American-style burger cheese
  • Spiced flour mix
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • ¼ cup potato starch (optional)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp Chinese five spice


This recipe is created by Justine Schofield for Tefal in partnership with Everyday Gourmet. #TefalxEDG2021

Trim chicken so it is roughly the same size or slightly bigger than the burger bun. Use a meat mallet to flatten and even out.

Mix together the spiced flour mixture and season with salt. Dip the chicken pieces into the buttermilk and then into the spiced flour mix, pressing the flour into the chicken. Shake excess off.

Using a pastry brush to gently dab a thin layer of oil onto each piece of chicken or lightly spray with oil spray.

Place chicken pieces in the basket of the air fryer in one layer. Set to the chicken function and cook for 15-20 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Place cheese on top of each chicken filet and close the air fryer again to melt slightly.

Cut the burger buns in half. Add mayo to one side and sweet chilli to the other. Place chicken on top of mayonnaise then add gherkins and lettuce. Sandwich burger together.

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