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Airfried Shrimp Paste Chicken ~ 空气炸锅 虾酱鸡

Since I have recently acquired an Air Fryer I wanted to make use of it to try various recipes.  I like to use the Air Fryer as it makes clean-up very much easier and I don't have to deal with a greasy kitchen when deep frying in a pot of oil or even panfry.  Also it's more healthy as only a little oil is used and the chicken is not submerged in oil.  The crust of the Airfried Shrimp Paste Chicken is crackly and tasty and the meat is juicy too.  I kept them in the Air Fryer for about half an hour before serving and the crust was still crispy.



Airfried Shrimp Paste Chicken ~空气炸锅 虾酱鸡  

Ingredients

  • 460 gm from 2 deboned whole leg of chicken (you can use bone-in chicken too)
Seasoning for chicken

  • 3/4 Tbsp shrimp paste
  • 1 Tbsp shaoxing wine
  • 1/2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 Tbsp oyster sauce
  • A dash of white pepper
Flour mixture

  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 Tbsp cornflour (helps to make the chicken skin crispy)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder (helps to dry out moisture before airfrying)
Method
  1. Mix the seasoning.
  2. Pat dry the chicken.  Then rub in the seasoning.  You can place them in a zip lock bag and keep it the fridge for a few hours or overnight.
  3. Bring out the seasoned chicken and let rest at room temperature.
  4. Mix well the flour mixture.  Dip the chicken pieces in the flour mixture ensuring the flour mixture completely covers the chicken.  You may need to dip twice.
  5. Place in the pan, airfry for 10 mins. at 200 deg.C, then flip over the chicken and airfry for another 15 mins.  If there are patches of flour on the chicken, brush with some oil.
  6. Serve airfried chicken on its own or with rice, bread with some fresh salad.

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