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Easy & Healthy Instant Pot Air Fried Chicken | With Indian Marinade & Chaat Masala

Air fried healthy & delicious chicken…

I seldom fry chicken these days as I enjoy air-fried chicken that tastes exactly like fried chicken. This has been my go-to recipe for making air-fried chicken, I use freshly made marinade with Indian spices. The other day, I added chaat masala as well, which greatly enhanced the taste & flavour of the chicken. Adding chaat masala to the marinade has been my current obsession.

Easy recipe and the chicken tastes absolutely delicious.

Easy & Healthy Instant Pot Air Fried Chicken | With Indian Marinade & Chaat Masala
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
  • Chicken, leg-thigh pieces- 3 to 4
  • Chili powder- 1 tsp
  • Kashmiri chili powder- 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ¼ tsp
  • Garam masala- 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder- 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder- 2 tsp
  • Chaat Masala- 1 tsp (optional)
  • Salt- ¾ tsp
  • Lemon juice- 2 tbsp
  • Water- 2 tbsp
  1. In a bowl, combine all the spices along with lemon juice & water, make it into a smooth paste.
  2. Adding chaat masala will enhance the taste & flavour. It’s salty so add additional salt accordingly.
  3. Spread the marinade all over the chicken.
  4. Chicken leg-thigh or leg pieces are ideal for making this.
  5. Let the chicken marinate for 15 to 30 minutes. Or can be marinated in the refrigerator overnight.
  6. I’ve used Instant Pot Duo crisp + Air fryer.
  7. Place the stainless steel pot into the main pot. Place the air fryer basket into the stainless steel pot.
  8. Place the broil tray on the air fryer basket. Grease the broil tray with oil.
  9. Place the marinated chicken on the tray.
  10. Spray non-cooking spray on the chicken.
  11. Close the Instant Pot with the air fryer lid.
  12. Select Air fry. Set time to 30 minutes, temperature 400 F. Click start.
  13. After 30 minutes of air frying, open the lid.
  14. Use tongs to take the air-fried chicken out of the Instant Pot.
  15. Enjoy while it's warm along with salad or rice.
-You can use any kind of Air fryer.
-How to roast in the oven: preheat oven to 400 F or 200 C, place the marinated chicken on a baking tray, place the tray in the preheated oven, roast for 30 to 40 minutes until the chicken has cooked well. Halfway through, flip over the chicken & continue to roast.



Thas is the author of Cooking with Thas, a popular food blog with recipes from Indian, American and Fusion Cuisines. She has been blogging since 2009 and been featured in several magazines. Read more...