Air Fried Chooza Chicken Breasts Recipe

Preparation time: 8 hours and 25 minutes (including marination)
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Total time: 8 hours and 50 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 4 chicken breasts, scored
  • 2 tablespoons powdered ginger
  • 2 tablespoons blended garlic
  • 1 tablespoon blended green chili
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon dhania jera
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon citric powder
  • 1 teaspoon soda bicarbonate
  • 1 teaspoon red chili (adjust to preference)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon red food coloring
  • 1/4 teaspoon egg yellow food coloring
  • Additional salt, to taste

Method:

  1. Preparation of Marinade: Add all ingredients (excluding chicken breasts) to a blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Marinating Chicken: Clean and score the chicken breasts. Pour half of the blended marinade over them, ensuring they’re well-coated. Allow the chicken to marinate for roughly eight hours in a refrigerator.
  3. Cooking Chicken in Air Fryer: Preheat the air fryer to 190°C (374°F). If you prefer an easier cleanup, line the air fryer basket with foil paper. This also aids in thoroughly cooking the chicken’s bottom part. Place the chicken in the air fryer and cook for about 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, flip the chicken to ensure even cooking and continue to cook for an additional 10 minutes.
  4. Preparation of Sauce: As the chicken is cooking, pour the remaining marinade into a saucepan. Cook on medium heat for 5-6 minutes or until the mixture thickens.
  5. Serving: Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the air fryer. Drizzle the reduced marinade sauce over the chicken. Serve immediately. The chicken pairs wonderfully with chips or ugali.

Chef’s Tip:

Lining the air fryer basket with foil not only simplifies cleaning but also ensures the bottom of the chicken cooks well.