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Fried Chicken on the Air Fryer
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins

This is a super easy recipe on how to make fried chicken without flour and very little oil, but still packing a punch of flavor!

Course: Main Course, Meat
Cuisine: Latin, Puerto Rican
Servings: 4
Calories: 465 kcal
Author: GnomeVictor
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1.5 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp sage
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1.5 tsp Sazon 1 packet
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 lbs chicken leg quarters cutted, trimmed and clean
  1. Set your air fryer to 400° F (204° C) for 3 minutes to warm up the basket.

  2. Place the chick legs and thighs in a large bowl. Throw all the other ingredients in the bowl with the chicken and mix until all the legs and things are evenly covered by the mix of spices and herbs.

  3. LIghtly spray the basket with spray oil to prevent chicken from sticking.

  4. Place the chicken pieces skin up, side by side in the basket. They can touch each other, just not on top of each other. Place basket in the air fryer and set it to 400° F (204° C) for 10 minutes.

  5. Open the basket, flip the chicken pieces and put the basket back in the air fryer and cook at the same temperature for another 10 minutes.

  6. Open the basket, flip the chicken pieces again and put the basket back in the air fryer, and cook at the same temperature for 5 mintes. Once done, let chicken set for a few minutes and enjoy!!

Recipe Notes
  • I prefer to use legs and thighs, but you could very easily use wings or even a whole the whole chicken cut in pieces. Just be aware, the bigger the pieces, the longer it will take for the chicken to cook, so last cooking time, add 1 or 2 minutes extra. 
  • If Sazon is not available, you can replace it with 1 tsp of powder annatto, smoked paprika or even turmeric. The Sazon not only adds flavor to the chicken but also color. The annatto, paprika and turmeric will do the same. 
Nutrition Facts
Fried Chicken on the Air Fryer
Amount Per Serving
Calories 465 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 189mg63%
Sodium 867mg38%
Potassium 418mg12%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 176IU4%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.