Air Fryer Popeye’s Chicken


  • 2 kg Chicken leg (thigh and leg)

For marination:

  • 1 tsp crushed ginger
  • 1 tsp crushed garlic
  • 1 tbsp red chilli powder (I used Kashmiri chilli powder)
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp garam masala powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp dry oregano
  • 1 tsp yogurt
  • 2 tbsp oil

For coating: Step 1 (Optional

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp rice flour
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

For coating: Step 2

  • 2 egg (beaten)
  • 1 tbsp milk

For final coating: Step 3

  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 3 cup plain cornflakes (crush it to crumbly pieces so that it sticks to the chicken)
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs (can use panko breadcrumbs)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp oregano

Direction to marinate:

  1. Clean and wash the chicken. Keep in a strainer for an hour so that most of the liquid is drained out
  2. Mix all the ingredients under “For Marination” and gently apply to the chicken
  3. Keep it aside overnight for best results

Air Fryer Direction:

  1. Make all ingredients ready for Step 1 (optional), Step 2 and Step 3.
  2. Line the air fryer tray with parchment paper and gently grease it with any cooking oil
  3. Take the chicken, coat it with ingredients mentioned under Step 1 (optional), then dip in the egg mixture and coat it with ingredients mentioned in Step 3.
  4. Now gently lay the coated chicken on this tray and air fry for 370 degrees for around 45 minutes. 

Your Air Fryers Popeye’s Chicken is now ready. Enjoy

You can also view a visual presentation of this dish on our You Tube channel below

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