Ingredients

  • Serves 2 people
  • 4 chicken drumsticks

  • 1 tsp mixed spice powder (from the supermarket spice section)

  • 200 ml buttermilk / plain yoghurt

  • 220 g kerupuk/ potato chips/ cheese snacks (or combination of all 3)

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp pepper

Airfryer Chicken with Kerupuk Crust
Recipe Courtesy of
Yuda Bustara

Airfryer Chicken with Kerupuk Crust

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Cooking chicken (or anything for that matter) in an air fryer might be easy, but it’s just as easy to end up with overcooked meat and a soggy crust. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with a simple recipe that will guarantee a moist and juicy chicken with a satisfying crunch! The trick is to fry the chicken twice - once after it has been fully marinated, and another time after it has been coated with buttermilk. For that extra crunch and some Indonesian flavour, I’ve added a tasty coating of crushed kerupuk. A unique take on a popular finger food, this air fried chicken is sure to be a hit at any holiday party.
  • Easy
  • 15 min
  • 60 min
  • 15 min
  • 3 steps
  • 6 Ingredients
  • Easy
  • 3 steps
  • 6 Ingredients
  • 15 min
  • 60 min
  • 15 min

Instructions

  1. Blending the snacks

    • In a blender, crush the kerupuk into big pieces. 
    • You may mix 2 or more kinds of snacks. 
    • Here I’ve used traditional Indonesian Kerupuk (crackers), cheese snacks, and potato chips.
    Blending the snacks


  2. Marinating the chicken

    • In a bowl, mix the chicken with the mixed spice powder, salt and pepper.
    • Cover the bowl with cling wrap and put it in the fridge to marinate for at least 1 hour. 
    • For best results, marinate the chicken overnight.
    Marinating the chicken


  3. Air frying the chicken

    • In an air fryer, fry the chicken at 60 degrees Celsius for 1 hour, or 80 degrees Celsius for 30min. 
    • Check if it’s cooked through by slicing into the thickest part of the meat, making sure the meat is an opaque white in colour. If the juices from the chicken are tinted pink, it needs to be cooked more.
    • Take the chicken out and cool it on a wire rack. 
    • Once cooled, you can put the chicken back in the fridge to be fried later, or freeze it until it is ready to be air fried.
    • To cook the chicken for serving, dip the marinated chicken in buttermilk, then into the kerupuk mix. Coat each piece of chicken well.
    • Air fry the coated chicken for 15-20min at 180 degrees Celsius, or until it is crispy.
    Air frying the chicken


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    Ingredients
    • Serves 2 people
    • 4 chicken drumsticks

    • 1 tsp mixed spice powder (from the supermarket spice section)

    • 200 ml buttermilk / plain yoghurt

    • 220 g kerupuk/ potato chips/ cheese snacks (or combination of all 3)

    • 1 tsp salt

    • 1 tsp pepper

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