Air Fryer Buttermilk Chicken Sliders were just as good as deep fried but a lot less calories.
I am a huge fan of King’s Hawaiian Sweet Slider Buns, so anytime I can come up with new slider recipe I get very excited.
This time I am using my air fryer (shocker 😉 ) to make crispy chicken for the sliders.
Boneless skinless chicken thighs are what I prefer to use.
They stay juicy and don’t dry out like chicken breasts tend to do.
How to Make Air Fryer Buttermilk Chicken Sliders
Cut four large thighs in half and place them in a gallon size plastic bag.
Add buttermilk, hot sauce, garlic powder, kosher salt, and pepper.
Massage the bag until evenly combined and marinate in the fridge overnight.
When ready to cook them put a cup of flour in a bowl.
Season the flour with more garlic powder, kosher salt, and pepper.
Then spray the air fryer basket with non stick cooking spray.
Next place each piece of chicken into the flour and then into the air fryer basket.
Another spray of the non stick cooking spray over top and turn the air fryer to 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
It comes out crispy golden brown and even looks just like if you deep fried them.
While the chicken was cooking in the air fryer I set out my King’s Hawaiian Sweet Slider Buns, lettuce, pickles, and spicy mayo.
You could of course add any other toppings you prefer such as tomatoes, onions, and even cheese.
Place the crispy air fried chicken on each slider bun first.
And pile on your toppings of choice.
Air Fryer Buttermilk Chicken Sliders were our fun Friday dinner.
They would also be a great game day snack!
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Air Fryer Buttermilk Chicken Sliders
Air Fryer Buttermilk Chicken Sliders are the perfect way to enjoy a fried chicken slider in a healthier way by using the air fryer
- 4 large boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1/4 cup hot sauce of choice
- 2 tsps garlic powder
- kosher salt, pepper
- 1 cup flour
- non stick cooking spray
- 8 slider buns
- Toppings of choice: mayo (we used Sriracha mayo), lettuce, pickles
Cut each chicken thigh in half and put them in a gallon size plastic bag. Add the buttermilk, hot sauce, 1 tsp of the garlic powder, kosher salt, and pepper. Massage the bag until evenly mixed and place in the fridge to marinate overnight.
When ready to cook the chicken, put the flour in a bowl and add the remaining 1 tsp garlic powder, kosher salt, and pepper.
Spray the bottom of the air fryer basket with non stick spray. Coat each piece of chicken in the flour on both sides and place each in the air fryer basket.
Spray the top of the chicken with more non stick cooking spray. Set the air fryer to 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
Put the chicken on the slider buns and add toppings of choice.