There are so many amazing cuisines to choose from around the world, but whether Indian, Mexican or Chinese are your favorite, we know everybody loves traditional southern cuisine. The main components of any traditional southern meal are fried chicken, peas, greens (for example turnip greens), mashed potatoes, cornbread, and a dessert. Southern dishes are fairly easy to cook and aren’t too time-consuming so they’re great for a mid-week dinner. The ingredients required are relatively cheap and extremely tasty so it’s a good dish to serve at dinner parties or any other occasion. If you’re like us and you love a good southern meal but you’re slightly concerned about the health aspects of eating fried food, then keep reading and you’ll find some healthier alternatives, these receipes for air fried chicken wings are a fantastic way to still enjoy some delicious food without ruining your diet.
Fried Buffalo Wings
Buffalo wings are one of the most popular items from southern cuisine, they’re always a best seller when you eat out but they never seem to taste as good when you make them yourself. We tested lots of recipes for buffalo wings and we found the one that works the best. They’re super easy to make with prep and cook time both only expected to take 15 minutes you can whip up this delicious dish in only a half-hour. There are only 3 steps to this recipe making it a super simple recipe to follow, step 1 is to make a flour and spice mixture and coat the chicken wings in it, then fill your deep fat fryer with oil and set it to 375 degrees F. Fry the wings, making sure they’re completely submerged in the oil for 10 to 15 minutes. After this simply remove them, serve them with your favorite hot sauce, and enjoy.
Air Fried Buffalo Wings
For those who want a healthy alternative to their favorite southern cuisine, you’ll love this recipe. This recipe only requires 5 ingredients making it one of the easiest recipes we’ve seen. You’ll need chicken wings, flour, butter, salt, and hot sauce. Cut your chicken wings to how you prefer them then coat them in flour and salt, then transfer them to your air fryer which should be set to 350 degrees F. Leave them in for around 25 minutes to get really delicious, crunchy chicken wings. Melt the butter and mix it with the hot sauce to pour over your freshly made wings for the perfect healthier version of Buffalo wings.
Fried Buttermilk Chicken
Buttermilk is another highly rated item from southern cuisine. This recipe has 7 steps so there are easier recipes out there, but we think this one is worth making. First, you’ll need to make a sauce by mixing the spices of your choice, egg, and buttermilk, coat your chicken in this and leave in the fridge for 4 hours to marinade. When your chicken is done marinating, mix together in a large bowl flour, cornstarch, and more spices. Now remove your chicken pieces from the fridge, one piece at a time add them to the large bowl and coat them in your new mixture. Remove any excess flour mix from your chicken then fry your chicken for 6 minutes (or until crunchy) then do the same on the other side. This recipe really does give you the tastiest buttermilk chicken.
Air Fried Buttermilk Chicken
To make a healthier version of this amazing meal, follow the first steps as usual but instead of frying your chicken in oil, simply put it in your air fryer and cook for 15 minutes. The great thing about this recipe is you can garnish it with all your favorite extras to really give it a kick.