Ever since I got my air fryer, I’ve loved experimenting with different recipes, from crispy bacon to perfectly browned brussels sprouts.
But the thing I love making the most in my air fryer is chicken.
I wondered if my beloved countertop appliance could go head-to-head with a fast-food
, though, because keeping the food moist enough for the batter to stick is a tall order
After scrupulous research, I found three fast-food-inspired recipes that seemed promising — replicas of fried chicken from Popeyes, Chick-fil-A, and KFC — and decided to put them to the test in my air fryer.
Here’s how each turned out:
Popeyes is my favorite chicken chain, so I wasn’t confident that I could recreate the recipe
Popeyes is far and above my favorite of these three chains, which made me feel like