I’ll be talking to you about an air fryer An air fryer uses hot air circulating around with foods to cook them and you’re able to get the same crispy texture and same great taste without any of the oil When using your air fryer it’s important to make sure that all of your food has plenty of space That lets all of the hot air circulate around it so it’s able to get crispy And if you’re making something like french fries that can kind of get stuck together make sure that halfway through you pull out your basket, and give it a good shake to make sure that everything is moving around Occasionally with an air fryer you can end up with white billowing smoke coming out of it.
That just means that there’s too much oil in your frying basket. So to fix that problem you can take out your fry basket even while it’s cooking Take out the actual basket itself and set that aside on a plate so that the oils can drip off Take some paper towel And then go into your actual cooking unit and wipe up any of the oils that might be down there Another good tip on avoiding this problem altogether is not adding any oils to the foods you’re cooking or adding a very small amount just like a little spray or half a teaspoon.
And then also choosing foods that are low fat to begin with In this article I’m also going to be showing you a great recipe for chicken parmesan in the airfryer So the first thing you’re going to do is take a large chicken breast and cut it into two equal pieces about four ounces each. And the next is to pat it dry with a paper towel This is an important step in the air fryer because the less moisture the better and crispier your foods will turn out Next we’re going to take a little bit of oil just a smidge and toast it on top of our chicken This helps give it up the same flavor without adding too much oil to the air fryer basket.
So flip them over and spread it around there, too Go ahead and add three tablespoons of whole grain bread crumbs and one tablespoon of Parmesan cheese Mix them up, and this is going to be the coating of our chicken All right, and so then we can go ahead and put our chicken in there Give it a good coating on both sides I like to have a little bit on there and make sure you give through your edges, too We’re now ready to go ahead and cook our chicken So make sure that you’ve preheated your air fryer if you don’t then your food won’t be crispy so in that case go ahead and add on four extra minutes of cook time so then we’re going to open it up and place them in with plenty of room around them And then we’re going to go ahead and cook these twelve minutes With three minutes left on the cook time we’re going to go ahead and open up our basket and flip our chicken over This helps it get crispy on both sides and also nice for us because we’re making chicken parm.
So we’re going to add on a little bit of our sauce and cheese So taking 1/2 of 3 tablespoons of any type of marinara sauce you like go ahead and just put it right on your chicken Now I can go ahead and add our cheese, I’m using 2% mozzarella and it’s 1 tablespoon for each chicken breast And there’s our beautiful chicken parm fresh out of the airfryer!