Southern (Air) Fried Chicken

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 7 servings
Calories: 151kcal


  • 600 g chicken breast (mini fillets or thinly sliced pieces)
  • 100 g breadcrumbs
  • 1-2 teaspoons seasonings of choice e.g. paprika, cajun, piri piri, fajita mix, dried herbs
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 kcal spray
  •  4 egg whites or 1 whole egg whisked


  • Add the egg/egg whites to a bowl and whisk.
  • In another bowl, add the breadcrumbs, salt, pepper and seasoning of choice.
  • Mix well.
  • Dip each strip of chicken breast/mini fillet in the egg whites to coat well.
  • Remove from the egg mixture and dip into the breadcrumb mix.
  • Flip over and coat well.
  • Repeat this process with the rest of the chicken and spray each piece with some 1 kcal spray.
  • Add the breaded chicken to the air fryer and cook for 20 minutes at 200 degrees Celsius.
  • Flip half way through cooking and give another few sprays of 1 kcal spray to crisp them up.
  • If using an oven, spray a lined baking tray well with 1 kcal spray, add the chicken, spray on top again and bake in a preheated oven at 200 degrees Celsius for about 20 minutes until crispy and cooked throughout (flipping after 10 minutes).
  • **Makes approx. 7 southern fried chicken fillets. If using mini breast fillets, you will probably get 14 mini fillets for the same amount of chicken.


Serving: 1fillet | Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 2g