Since more people are going to be self isolating and spending a lot of their time at home because of the deadly Covid-19, it has never been a better time to make some your favourite dishes at home. 

An amateur chef based in Australia recently received praise online after making KFC style chicken in an air fryer.

The home cook, who has a Philips XXL Airfryer, made the delicious spice mix using salt, black peppercorns, dried onion rings, garlic granules, rosemary, basil, paprika, oregano, yellow mustard seeds, thyme, tarragon and plain flour.

She also used chicken breast cut into strips, eggs and oil to drizzle before cooking them in the air fryer.

The woman first mixed the spices and herbs before adding flour and blending them all together. 


The amateur chef then poured additional flour onto a plate and coated the chicken strips in some egg and the flour. 

She then cooked the chicken in an air fryer for five minutes on each side and said ‘it tastes just like KFC’.

This home cook is not the first person to make KFC inspired chicken in an air fryer as another amateur chef also shared her simple delicious chicken recipe on Facebook.

The woman said she purchased Coles’ southern fried chicken pieces and then added garlic powder and Masterfoods’ Alabama Rub.

She then placed the crumbed chicken in an air fryer at 160c for 30 minutes before serving.


Other Facebook users were very impressed with how simple the recipe was to make and said it ‘looks delicious’.

‘Well done they look awesome,’ one person wrote. ‘It looks great. I have cooked this before and its yummy,’ another agreed.

‘Looks amazing,’ another person wrote. ‘Looks great. Would also like to try it,’ one said. 

Here is the full recipe to help you make your very own version of the popular fried chicken.



  • 2 tablespoons salt 
  • 1.5 tablespoons black peppercorns                    
  • 1.5 tablespoons dried onion flakes
  • 1 tablespoon dried garlic granules
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary 
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1/2 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano 
  • 1/2 tablespoon yellow mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon tarragon
  • 350 grams plain flour 


  • 2 chicken breasts cut into 5 strips each
  • 2 eggs beaten in a bowl
  • Oil 


1. Place all spices and herbs into a mixer and blend until find grind 

2. Add flour and continue mixing

3. Pour 1/3 of the flour onto a plate

4. Coat chicken strips in egg and then flour. Then put them in egg and then flour again. 

5.  Place chicken in air fryer and drizzle oil for crispy coating. Cook for five minutes on each side 

-Daily Mail