Air Fryer Buttermilk Marinade Chicken — If you’re looking for a delicious and healthy air fryer recipe, look no further than this air fryer buttermilk-soaked chicken. The buttermilk soak helps to keep the chicken moist and juicy, while the air fryer cooks it up to crispy perfection. So easy and so tasty – give this recipe a try today!

Air Fryer Buttermilk Soaked Chicken

The buttermilk adds a great coating to the chicken, which prevents it from drying out.  The buttermilk also acts as a tenderizer, so soaking the chicken overnight or for a few hours, makes your chicken nice and moist.

A simple flavoring and a few spices and you have a great chicken dinner. The chicken is moist and delicious.

What Is Air Fryer Buttermilk Soaked Chicken?

If you love crispy chicken but are looking for a healthier option, look no further than air frying. Air frying is a great way to cook chicken that is both crispy and moist. In this recipe, we soak the chicken in buttermilk before air frying it, which helps keep it juicy and tender. So give this delicious and healthy recipe a try today!

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Buttermilk Marinade Chicken

  • Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Thyme
  • Buttermilk

How To Make Air Fryer Buttermilk Marinade Chicken

  1. Start by cleaning the chicken, by removing the fat.
  2. Season your chicken, salt, pepper, and thyme.
  3. Then soak your chicken breasts into buttermilk.
  4. Let marinate for a few hours or overnight, and then place the chicken breast into the air fryer basket.
  5. Set the air fryer temperature for 390 degrees F, for 8 minutes, after 4 minutes flip the chicken and air fry for another 3 minutes.Check the internal temperature of the chicken it should be a temperature of 165 degrees F.

How long to marinate chicken in buttermilk:

How long to marinate chicken in the buttermilk:

Are you looking for a way to tenderize your chicken? Why not try marinating it in buttermilk? But how long should you let the chicken soak in the buttermilk for maximum flavor?

To get all of the flavors from the buttermilk it’s best to marinate for at least 2 hours, but for best results marinate for about 10 to 12 hours.  You do not want to marinade too long, otherwise, the buttermilk will start to break down the chicken. 

How To Make Your Own Buttermilk:

If you’ve ever tried to make your own buttermilk, you know that it is as simple as adding milk and vinegar to a recipe. The important thing to get correct is the ratios, here is my foolproof recipe:

  • 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1 cup of milk (any type, nut, whole, almond, etc.)

How To Store Leftover Chicken:

If you have any leftover chicken, let it cool to room temperature, and then place it into an airtight container. It will last in the refrigerator for about 2 to 3 days. 

You can reheat in the microwave or in the air fryer, heat until warmed through. 

Don’t forget the side dishes!

This dish goes with so many side dishes, anything from a simple salad, to a large plate of Air Fryer Macaroni And Cheese. Here are some of my favorite side dishes:

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Air Fryer Buttermilk Soaked Chicken

Air Fryer Buttermilk Soaked Chicken

4.09 from 24 votes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings

Description

If you're anything like me, you love fried chicken but don't always love the guilt that comes with eating it. Well, have no fear because air frying is here! Today I'm going to show you how to make oven-fried chicken using an air fryer. This method results in a delicious piece of chicken that's crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. The best part is that it's not nearly as greasy as traditional fried chicken. So if you're looking for a healthier alternative, give this recipe a try!

Ingredients 

  • 4 pieces boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground thyme
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Instructions

  • Start by cleaning the chicken by removing the fat.
  • Season your chicken, salt, pepper, and thyme.
  • Then soak your chicken breasts into buttermilk.
  • Let marinate for a few hours or overnight, and then place the chicken breast into the air fryer basket.
  • Set the air fryer temperature to 390 degrees F for 8 minutes. After 4 minutes, flip the chicken and air fry for another 3 minutes. Check the internal temperature of the chicken; it should be a temperature of 165 degrees F.
  • Plate, serve, and enjoy!
    How long to marinate chicken in buttermilk:

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 42kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 2gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 646mgPotassium: 96mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 139IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 89mgIron: 1mg

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