Perfect Air Fryer Popcorn Chicken


Ingredients
Marinade
  • 2 lbs chicken breast tenders, cut into small pieces
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 ground paprika

Dry Ingredients
  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • oil spray

Instructions
  1. Set aside three shallow bowls on the counter.
  2. In a large ziplock bag, add the chicken and marinade ingredients. Marinade in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, up to 6 hours.
  3. In a large shallow bowl, add the dry ingredients.
  4. After marinating, place chicken and marinade into a large bowl. Working in small batches, dredge chicken chunks into dry ingredients, shake off excess flour, dunk again briefly into the marinade, then dredge for a second time in the dry ingredients, fully coating each piece of chicken. Be sure to gently shake off excess flour mixture.
  5. Spray olive oil onto the bottom and sides of the inside of the air fryer vessel. Place breaded chicken in an even layer; set aside the rest of the chicken. Give the tops of the chicken in the air fryer vessel a quick spray with olive oil, then place into the air fryer.
  6. Cook in the air fryer at 370 degrees for 10 minutes; shake halfway through. NOTE: depending on the size and amount of chicken, you may need to allow yours to cook in the air fryer for 2-3 minutes more.
  7. Remove from the air fryer, and repeat steps until you're finished with all of the chicken (four batches for me; it may be more or less for you, depending on how you cut your chicken pieces).
  8. Serve immediately. Place any extra chicken into freezer-safe plastic bags and freeze for up to 2-3 months.

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