AIR FRYER CHICKEN WINGS

 

 

Air Fryer chicken wings take everyday chicken wings to a whole new level.  Quick and easy with a simple marinade of your choice you can not go wrong!

The method used here is a bit different to other chicken air fryer recipes, so will begin with the simple marinade we used.

25 chicken wings/drumetts

in a bowl whisk the following ingredients:

1 tsp. Hot Sauce - we use Cholula

1 1/2 tsp. ketchup

1 tsp. white vinegar

4 Tblsp. Gluten Free Soy Sauce

1 large roughly chopped garlic clove

3 Tblsp. water

Add chicken wings to a zip lock bag and pour in the marinade.  Allow to marinate in the fridge for 7 hours.  Remove from the fridge 40 minutes before cooking in the air fryer.

Remove the bottom tray from the air fryer, then preheat the air fryer at 380 degrees for 5 minutes.  Carefully replace the tray into the air fryer, and lightly brush on grape seed or avocado oil.  Using tongs, place the chicken wings into the basket evenly spaced.  It is ok if they are close together.

Set the air fryer for 28 minutes.  Every 10 minutes, using tongs, carefully turn over the chicken wings.  Serve with any side dishes.

 

 

Here is the method we used to cook smokies in the Air Fryer ... it could not be easier.  These are an all natural gluten free smoked sausage that we normally do on the BBQ, but we have discovered they taste even better being cooked in an Air Fryer.  No oil is required, for four smokies, preheat your Air Fryer at 400 degrees for 5 minutes.

Once preheated, place your sausages into the basket with space between each smokie.  Set the Air Frier for 9 minutes and turn the smokies over half way through cooking.  Serve with any side dishes or use as a hot dog style smokie.

You have all probably heard me say before, we love love our Air Fryer!  Chicken of all kinds is truly divine.

We have discovered with Air Fryer chicken - various parts of the chicken or a whole roast chicken, each method is a bit different.  For example, while whole chicken legs are cooked at a temperature of 380, for a whole roast chicken we set it at 370 degrees.  Again we used a small amount of Extra Virgin Olive Oil worked over the chicken and then used a dry rub.  Preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes, cooking a 3 1/2 lb. chicken for 45- 50 minutes turning around the chicken half way through the cooking time.  You will want an internal temperature of 165 by the time the chicken has rested 10 minutes.  Most times we leave the chicken in the Air Fryer slightly cracked open to rest.

Roasted whole chicken in the Air Fryer is nicely browned with crispy skin, and the meat is juicy tender, falling off the bone.

Next up is skinless, boneless chicken breasts.  Here you will again use a small amount of oil on each chicken breast and your choice of dry rub.  It will depend on the size of your chicken breasts to determine the full cooking time, again reaching an internal temperature of 165 degrees.  We have had both small and large chicken breasts and the cooking time does vary.

These chicken breasts were not large, so preheat the Air Fryer at 375 degrees for five minutes. (ours took 11 min. with 5 minute rest in the Air Fryer cracked open) Place the chicken breasts into the basket and cook 10-16 minutes turning over half way through cooking time.  Again lovely tender juicy chicken served along any side dishes.

 

 

 

We were pleasantly surprised how delicious these roasted vegetables turned out.  Here we used a combination of cut potatoes, carrots, a few thick slices of zucchini and a couple of strips of red pepper.  They have a nice browning on the outside but tender inside.

For this dish you will want the potatoes and carrots roughly the same thickness in size.  The zucchini we left on the thick side as they will cook a bit quicker.

Once the vegetables are cut add to a bowl, with a lite drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, salt and fresh cracked pepper, and a good squeeze of fresh lemon juice.  Toss well.  Preheat the Air Fryer to 400 degrees for 5 minutes.  Add vegetables to the basket spreading out.  Cook for 15-17 minutes in total, shaking the basket every 5 minutes.  Serve along side any main dish.

 

A super quick easy method for Air Fryer Italian Sausages, and mighty tasty, plus dinner is ready in less than half an hour!

 

Preheat your Air Fryer at 365 degrees for 5 minutes.  No need to add any oil as they will brown up nicely cooking.  Cook for 23-25 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.  Allow to rest in the Air Fryer with basket cracked open slightly for 5 minutes before serving along any other side dishes:

Well, I am happy to say this chicken method might be the best yet!  We used chicken thighs/drumstick attached style of chicken with this simple dry rub - so just a method here.   Lightly drizzle Extra Virgin Olive oil onto the chicken and rub onto the chicken to coat well then add your dry rub.  Let sit on the counter for 30 minutes before cooking.

Preheat the air fryer at 380 degrees for 5 minutes.  Place the chicken  skin side up into the basket and cook 15 minutes, then turn over and cook for 5 minutes.  Then turn over to skin side up once again and continue to cook for remaining 10 min.  So in total:  35 minutes to cook.  The skin is so crispy yet the chicken is super moist and flavorful - plus easy clean up.  Just wipe out the air fryer with paper towel and wash in hot soapy water with a good rinse.  So love this - no messy oven to clean and clean up is a breeze!

In this post I wanted to share some new information on Canadian Chicken.  I did a post way way back 2010??? Back then if you bought regular store bought chicken it was still loaded in anti-biotics.  Not so any more Canada - Yayyyyy!  I spoke to 3 different grocery store butchers and they all gave the same information.  All chicken (if given anti-biotics at all) must have a 3 month window before they are processed to ensure all the anti-biotics are out out the chicken's system.  Wow...this is huge in my world and 1/2 the cost of free range or organic.

This said we still try our best to have free range or organic as much as possible and we still do Vegetarian meals twice a week so we think it evens out to be a healthy choice overall for us.

Delicious Air Fryer chicken - serve with any side dish.

This was a lovely easy dish to prepare.  The more we use the Air Fryer, the more we love it!  With this Chicken Parmesan, we chose to use lightly toasted Gluten Free French Bread, but a gluten free hamburger bun would work as would any gluten free pasta.  Homemade marinara or from a jar also works.  We don't do Mozzarella cheese which is typical of Chicken Parmesan and instead used white aged cheddar cheese. So whatever your options - an easy tasty dish to prepare.

4 skinless/boneless chicken breasts - time for cooking will depend on how big your chicken breasts are.  Ours were on the small side so no need to pound out or slice in half - always an option if you have larger chicken breasts

1 egg - whisk well in a flat bowl

1 cup gluten free bread crumbs - they want to be on the finer side bread crumb

seasoning for bread crumbs:  1/2 tsp. garlic powder, 1/2 tsp. ground fennel, 1 tsp Italian Seasoning, salt and fresh cracked pepper, 1/4 cup grated fine Parmesan cheese - mix well on a plate with the bread crumbs

grated or sliced aged white cheddar cheese

lightly toasted gluten free french bread or bun

1-2 cups Marinara sauce

Preheat the Air Fryer for 5 min. at 375 degrees.  Heat up the Marinara sauce on a low medium heat so it is heated through by the time the meal is ready to come together.  Mix up the bread crumb/seasoning mixture and set aside.  Whisk the egg in a flat style bowl.  Pat the chicken breasts dry with a paper towel.  Dip the chicken into the egg mixture then press into the bread crumb mixture pressing the chicken breasts into the mixture to evenly coat.

Once the Air Fryer has heated, line with an Air Fryer liner or parchment paper and add your chicken breasts.  Set the timer for 13 minutes, and turn the chicken half way through.  Once cooked add a good Tablespoon or more of the Marinara sauce on top of each chicken breast spreading out evenly and cover with aged cheddar cheese.  Cook 1 more minute and slightly open the Air Fryer allowing the Chicken Parmesan to rest 5 minutes.  Toast your bread or buns, and add a generous layer of Marinara sauce to the bread, place the chicken on top and add extra Marinara on top if wanted.  Serve with any side dish.

 

 

 

 

Pork chops are such a wonderful meal to cook in an air fryer.  We had been cooking them in the oven only to have our fire alarm setting off because of the smoke from the oven...not to mention a nasty dirty oven to clean.  The air fryer eliminates that all together and you end up with delicious pork chops, less mess, less cooking time....yayyyy!

2 bone in pork loin pork chops

1 tsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil - distribute evenly on both sides of the pork chops.

Mix up the season blend, we use a combination of:  1 Tblsp. garlic powder, 1 Tblsp. paprika, 1 Tblsp. ground celery seed, 1 Tblsp. Mrs. Dash Lemon Pepper, 1/2 tsp. salt, then lightly sprinkle each pork chop until nicely seasoned.  Store the remainder of the season blend in an air tight jar - great on any meat, fish or vegetable dish.

Lightly season the pork chops with salt and pepper to taste.

Preheat the air fryer at 400 degrees for five minutes.  The cooking time will vary depending on the size of your pork chops, you will want an internal temperature of 145-150 degrees.  Add the seasoned pork chops to the basket and cook 10- 13 min. turning over half way through.  Once cooked remove to a plate, cover with aluminum foil and let rest five minutes.  Serve along side any side dishes.

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