Fried Chicken

When I hear the words “fried chicken”, my mind goes back to Grandma. I remember family dinners at grandmas house every Sunday. The main meat was fried chicken. It was real chicken too. I’m talking about the kind of chicken where she would actually ring their necks, drain their blood and pluck their feathers. Then she would skin them and fry them up crispy and place them beside a bowl of mashed potatoes. The smell of fried chicken was set in the walls of grandmas house. 

Later in the years, she would buy chicken to fry. Until the day she passed away, you could visit her house any time and she would have cold fried chicken sitting in paper towels on the stove next to a pan of cornbread. I never knew how much I would miss the little things like this until she was gone. 
My mom and Uncles carry on the tradition by bringing fried chicken to our annual family dinners. 

Now days, I do not eat a lot of fried foods, but since I have an air fryer, I can make foods look and taste fried without actually frying them. I love it. 
The other day I found some chicken legs on sale and decided to make air fried chicken for supper. 


I love how it turned out and tasted almost as good and grandmas. Almost. 
I skinned and washed each leg then rolled them in seasoned bread crumbs and place in the air fryer at 390 degrees for 23 minutes. 
I think if grandma was still here today, she would love how the air fryer cooked up delicious chicken this quick and I didn’t even have to turn em. 

9 comments

  1. Okay, that does it. Next week sometime I gotta try the Air Fryer cousin Howard gave us when we passed thru Las Vegas. WE have been too busy for something new. It sure looks good. And Oh yes, I remember mama's sunday dinners and most were fried chicken, i was the best. Hoping we get a kick our of the fryer.

    Love from down in Florida.
    Sherry & jack thinking of you guys, stay safe.

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  2. Yummy, that sure looks delicious!!!

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  3. You and I were raised the same way it seems. Sunday's were always fried chicken day and like you my grandparents got the chicken off the yard. It was a celebration and we all knew what we'd have when we visited them on Sunday too.
    Your chicken legs look great!
    Dolly

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  4. I do not have an air fryer but I'm thinking of getting one.
    How is the job situation? I am still praying.....every single day.

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  5. Your Grandma's fried chicken sounds absolutely delicious!! I have fond memories of my mother's cooking especially steamed chocolate pudding with fresh cream drizzled over the hot pud!! All prepared the old way...I so miss that!! I was told recently that an air fryer does not leave the food crispy like for chips or battered food! Your chicken looks lovely ;toasted and crispy! keep well Amanda x

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    1. Yes it will make everything crispy that suppose to be crispy such as fries, raw or battered veggies, meats ,potato skins (my fav) etc.....

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  6. Those chicken legs do look like they were fried the traditional way. I am glad to hear that they tasted good, too. My husband's grandmother cooked delicious fried chicken. I think it is an art! To be able to cook it all through to be done on the inside, but not burn the outside, keeping it nice and crispy, but still juicy!! The best I can do is pieces of boneless, skinless and I never fry it! Oh well, that gives me built-in limits on how often I can enjoy a piece of fried chicken. I am one of the last holdouts on purchasing an air fryer. I think I would use it often to make quick snacks for my grandchildren when they visit.

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  7. I love fried chicken. Cold or hot. It's all delicious.

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