Air Fryer Southern-Style Chicken

  • Total Time
  • Prep:15 min. Cook: 20 min./batch
  • Makes
  • 6 servings


  • 2 cups crushed Ritz crackers (about 50)
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up


  • Preheat air fryer to 375°. Spritz the air fryer basket with cooking spray.
  • In a shallow bowl, mix the first seven ingredients. Place egg in a separate shallow bowl. Dip chicken in egg, then in cracker mixture, patting to help coating adhere. Place a few pieces of chicken in a single layer in the prepared basket, spritz with cooking spray.
  • Cook 10 minutes. Turn chicken and spritz with additional cooking spray; cook until chicken is golden brown and juices run clear, 10-20 minutes longer. Repeat with remaining chicken.

Test Kitchen tip

  • In our testing, we have found cook times vary dramatically between brands of air fryers. As a result, we have given wider than normal ranges on suggested cook times. Begin checking at the first time listed and adjust as needed.
  • Nutrition Facts

    5 ounces cooked chicken: 405 calories, 22g fat (6g saturated fat), 135mg cholesterol, 460mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 36g protein.

    Categories: Recipes

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