Air Fryer Buttermilk Fried Chicken


Buttermilk fried chicken in the air fryer... Delicious fried chicken without the fry!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 35 mins


  • 1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs

  • 2 cups buttermilk

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt

  • ½ tablespoon ground black pepper

  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs

  • cooking spray


  1. Place chicken thighs in a shallow casserole dish. Pour buttermilk over chicken and refrigerate for 4 hours, or overnight.

  2. Preheat an air fryer to 380 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  3. Mix flour, seasoned salt, and pepper in a large gallon-sized resealable plastic bag. Dredge chicken thighs in seasoned flour. Dip back into buttermilk, then coat with panko bread crumbs.

  4. Spray the air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray. Arrange 1/2 of the chicken thighs in the basket, making sure none are touching. Spray top of each chicken thigh with cooking spray.

  5. Cook in the preheated air fryer for 15 minutes. Flip the thighs and spray tops of chicken again. Cook until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 10 more minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Repeat with remaining chicken.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

335 Calories
13g Fat
33g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 335
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 687mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 118mg 9%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 292mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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