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Crispy Air Fryer Fried Chicken

Air Fryer Fried Chicken is juicy on the inside with crispy crunchy skin!
This chicken is quick to make without the fuss or muss of a deep fryer meaning less fat and calories with all of the flavor.

Crispy Fried Chicken
Fried chicken is a favorite added to a chicken sandwich or served hot and crispy with waffles.
As much as we love fried chicken, I can certainly do without all of the fat (and the hassle of deep frying). Cooking chicken in the air fryer is failproof.
It has just the right amount of spice and the skin is so crispy while the meat is tender and juicy.

What’s in Air Fryer Fried Chicken?
CHICKEN If possible, use bone-in and skin-on chicken, rather than boneless for the best flavor. However, this recipe works for breast meat, wings, legs, thigh meat, or tenders.
MARINADE Buttermilk and hot sauce combined with garlic powder make meat extra tended and flalvorful. Tangy, not too spicy, and a little bit garlicky!
COATING Cornmeal and flour are combined with more garlic and hot spices! For milder wings, reduce the amounts of cayenne and paprika, or increase it if you like it really spicy!

How to Air Fry Fried Chicken
Fried chicken is one of those entrées that the air fryer cooks so perfectly!
Marinate chicken for at least ½ hour & up to 24 hours. Combine coating ingredients.
Dredge chicken in coating mixture and spray well with oil or cooking spray.
Air fry in a single layer until crispy.

For keto fried chicken, sub out wheat flour with coconut or another keto friendly flour, and combine with 2 Tbsp. almond flour instead of cornmeal.

Kitchen Tips
No Air Fryer? Cook fried chicken in the oven instead of the air fryer.
If using boneless chicken, cook time can be reduced. Use a thermometer and cook just until chicken reaches 165°F.
Ensure chicken is in a single layer and there is a little bit of space between each piece to allow the air to circulate.
If needed, cook chicken in batches. Heat all of the chicken at 400*F for 4 minutes before serving.

Leftovers
To reheat air fryer fried chicken while keeping it crispy, air fry at 400°F for 3-5 minutes.
Alternatively, cut the meat off the bones and tuck it into a tasty wrap, or a pot pie for a whole new meal! Or make a delicious classic chicken salad sandwich.
If stored in an airtight container or zippered bag, the USDA recommends that fried chicken can keep 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator. For the best quality, use frozen fried chicken within 4 months.
Amazing Air-Fried Chicken
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Air Fryer Fried Chicken

Air Fryer Fried Chicken is tender & juicy on the inside, crispy and perfectly seasoned on the outside!

Preheat air fryer to 370°F.

Combine chicken, buttermilk, hot sauce, & garlic powder and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 24 hours.

Combine all coating ingredients in a bowl.

Remove the chicken from the marinade allowing excess to drip off.

Dip chicken in the flour mixture until evenly coated.

Place chicken on a pan or plate and generously spray with cooking spray or oil.

Place chicken in a single layer in the air fryer basket and cook for 15 minutes.

Open the air fryer and check for any dry flour spots, spray with oil if needed. Flip chicken and cook an additional 10-15 minutes or until crisp and chicken reaches 165°F.

Remove from the air fryer and season with salt and pepper.

No Air Fryer? Cook fried chicken in the oven instead of the air fryer. 

If using boneless chicken, cook time can be reduced. Use a thermometer and cook just until chicken reaches 165°F.

Ensure chicken is in a single layer and there is a little bit of space between each piece to allow the air to circulate.

If needed, cook chicken in batches. Heat all of the chicken at 400*F for 4 minutes before serving.

Nutritional information accounts for 1/3 of the flour mixture and 1/4 of the marinade.

Calories: 500, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 34g, Fat: 33g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 191mg, Sodium: 758mg, Potassium: 478mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 316IU, Vitamin C: 11mg, Calcium: 44mg, Iron: 2mg
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Homemade Nutella Frosting – Perfect on Cupcakes!

Fluffy Nutella frosting is the perfect creamy topper for your favorite cupcakes.
It can be used to frost cupcakes, cakes, or even brownies. With the texture of buttercream, this Nutella frosting can be spread or piped onto your favorite sweet treats!

A Favorite Frosting
Nutella was first introduced over 50 years ago in Italy. This amazing spread is a combination of hazelnuts and cocoa (chocolate).
Adding it to frosting makes for a rich chocolate frosting with a hazelnut flavor. The texture is nice and thick, great for spreading, piping or filling.

Ingredients
NUTELLA Start with either original or Homemade Nutella.
DAIRY Add butter and cream for an extra creamy texture.
SUGAR Powdered sugar makes it sweet, light, and fluffy, perfect for frosting.

How to Make Nutella Frosting
Nutella frosting is as easy to make as 1, 2, 3!
Using an electric mixer, beat butter and Nutella until completely combined.
Mix in vanilla and heavy cream.
Slowly add in powdered sugar and cocoa powder and beat until fluffy.

How to Store Nutella Frosting
Keep Nutella frosting in a covered container and it will last for about a week in the refrigerator.
Freeze portions of Nutella frosting in quart-sized zipper bags with the date labeled on the outside for up to 3 months.
Let frosting thaw at room temperature and beat the frosting with an electric mixer until it is fluffy again.
Add Nutella Frosting to…
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Nutella Frosting

Creamy and fluffy Nutella frosting will become your new favorite way to dress up dessert!

Beat butter and Nutella until combined. Mix in cream and vanilla.

Slowly add in powdered sugar and cocoa powder.

Beat on high for 2 minutes or until fluffy.

Recipe updated 12/4/20 for improved consistency. 

Makes 2 cups frosting.

Serving: 2tablespoons, Calories: 234, Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 24mg, Sodium: 81mg, Potassium: 45mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 31g, Vitamin A: 280IU, Calcium: 13mg, Iron: 1mg
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Chili Cheese Dogs – Perfect for Game Day!

What’s more all-American than a classic chili cheese dog?
Ballgame or BBQ ready, now you can make tasty hot dogs tucked into toasty buns, smothered in chili, and topped with melty cheese right at home!

A Fair Favorite at Home
We love the ultimate for chili cheese dogs!
I’ve included a quick chili below but use leftovers or canned to make it quick
Hot dogs can be simmered, grilled or even air fryed.
Ingredients
HOT DOGS Hot dogs come in a variety of types and sizes. Pork or beef will work just fine in this recipe.
BUNS Try slicing or opening buns, brushing with butter, and toasting on the oven rack before piling high with hot dogs and all the fixings!
CHEESE Shredded cheddar is the best, but feel free to use any preferred cheese, or even a canned or homemade cheese sauce.

Meat or Bean Chili?
While we love beans in our regular chili recipe, I prefer to make a beanless chili for topping these dogs.
Of course I’ve included a quick chili below but this is great with leftover chili or even grab a few cans of ready-made and add your own seasonings!

How to Make Chili Cheese Dogs
Brown beef and onions. Add remaining chili ingredients (per recipe below) and simmer.
While the chili is simmering, toast the buns in the oven and cook the hot dogs.
Fill each bun with a hot dog and top with chili. Pile it high with cheese and bake.
Amazing Add-Ons
Chili cheese dogs are naked without lots of fun and tasty toppings! Make a DIY Chili cheese dog bar!
VEGGIES Diced onions or pickled red onions, sliced jalapenos or quick pickled jalapenos, diced green chilis, deep-fried onions, banana peppers, or roasted corn.
CREAMY Sour cream, nacho cheese sauce, or cilantro lime dressing.
CONDIMENTS Relish, guacamole, hot sauce, or salsa.

Game Day Favorites
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Chili Cheese Dogs

These chili cheese dogs are a must-have for game day, a potluck, or a midnight snack!

Homemade Chili

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Combine chili, hot water and hotdogs in a skillet over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and let cook 5-7 minutes or until chili has thickened. (see note for homemade chili below).

While chili is thickening, cut the hotdogs buns from the top and brush with butter. Bake 5 minutes.

Fill each bun with a hot dog and spoon chili on top. Top with shredded cheese and bake 15 minutes or until buns are toasted and cheese is melted.

Homemade Chili1/2 pound lean ground beef 80/201/2 onion, diced2 cloves garlic1 can tomato sauce (8 ounces)1 tablespoon chili powder1 teaspoon dijon mustard1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce1/4 cup beef stock or brothBrown ground beef, onion, and garlic over medium-high heat until no pink remains. Drain fat.Add remaining chili ingredients stir to combine. Add hotdogs to the chili and cover. Simmer for 15 minutes or until thickened.

About 1/4 cup of chili for each hot dog.

Calories: 427, Carbohydrates: 38g, Protein: 20g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 65mg, Sodium: 1043mg, Potassium: 381mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 543IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 319mg, Iron: 5mg
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Pepperoni Pizza Crescent Rolls

Pizza Crescent Rolls are a great snack when you need something quick!
Crescent Rolls make these little bundles almost effortless. Fill them with cheese and pepperoni (or your favorite pizza toppings) and bake.

A Quick Snack
We love to pizza-ize anything from waffles to pasta salad to casseroles!  This recipe tops the list.
It needs just a few ingredients
Toppings (or fillings!) can be adjusted based on your tastes
The recipe comes together quickly
Each crescent roll comes out tender, flaky, and packed with cheesy pizza goodness
Make a build-your-own pizza bar and set out bowls of favorite add-ins and toppings and let everyone make their own! Such a fun party activity!

Ingredients
CANNED CRESCENT DOUGH The crescent rolls make this fast to make. This can also be made with real pizza dough (but will taste more like a calzone).
FILLINGS We added some spicy pepperoni but you can add your favorite toppings. If they have a lot of moisture (like mushrooms or pineapple) be sure to cook them first or squeeze them dry.
CHEESE String cheese keeps it extra easy and doesn’t melt out of the pockets as easily as shredded cheese.
SAUCE Warm pizza sauce is great for dipping. You can add it inside if you’d like but we prefer using it for dipping.

How to Make Pepperoni Pizza Crescent Rolls
Cut string cheese in half.
Layout crescent roll dough on a prepared baking sheet. Top with cheese and pepperoni.
Fold the widest end over the toppings and pinch the sides to seal. Continue rolling to seal.
Place seam-side-down on the baking sheet; bake per recipe below.

Leftovers
Keep pepperoni pizza crescent rolls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
Reheat in a toaster oven or air fryer for about 3 minutes and serve.
Freeze baked pepperoni pizza crescent rolls on a baking sheet and then put them in a zippered bag with the date labeled on it. They’ll keep about a month in the freezer.
Thaw naturally or in the microwave and reheat in a toaster oven or under the broiler.

More Pizza Snacks
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Pepperoni Pizza Crescent Rolls

These pizza crescent rolls are speedy snack packed with flavor.

Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Cut each string cheese in half.

Lay crescents and top with 3 overlapping slices of pepperoni and a string cheese piece.

Fold the wide end over the toppings and pinch the sides to seal. Continue to roll up and place seam side down on a baking sheet. Sprinkle parmesan cheese and garlic powder over the tops of the roll ups.

Bake for about 12 minutes or until golden. Serve with warm pizza sauce for dipping

Nutritional information does not include dipping sauce.

Substitute pepperoni for your favorite pizza toppings.

Toppings with moisture (such as mushrooms or pineapple) should be cooked or squeezed dry before adding.

Serving: 1roll, Calories: 172, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 14mg, Sodium: 447mg, Potassium: 19mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 8IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 19mg, Iron: 1mg
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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