Author / Rachel Koo

Prep: 15 min / Cook Time: 30 min/ Servings: 12 pieces

(Air Fryer) Fried Chicken! This recipe is a take on KFC classic fried chicken and is friendly for those who are gluten and dairy free! Perfectly crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside and all the flavour! This meal is perfect for dinner, or place on top some waffles in the morning for chicken n’ waffles for a savoury/sweet treat!


Calories: 332

Protein: 18 g

Carbohydrate: 16 g

Fat: 22g


  • 8 chicken thighs – bone in
  • 4 chicken drumsticks 
  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cup cassava flour
  • 4 teaspoons salt – divided
  • 2 tsp black pepper – divided
  • 4 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp celery seed
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp baking powder


Step 1: In a large container mix coconut milk, apple cider vinegar, 2 tsp salt and 1 tsp black pepper and mix until fully combined.

Step 2: Add in chicken and make sure the thighs are unfolded so all of chicken is submerged in the marinade. Cover with a lid for one hour at room temperature – or if longer up to 24 hours in the fridge.

Step 3:  Preheat the air fryer to 380

Step 4: Combine cassava flour and all the spices and mix until spices are evenly mixed into the flour. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs

Step 5: Remove a piece of chicken from the coconut milk soak, and toss in the flour, then eggs, then back in the flour. Repeat until all pieces have been covered

Step 6: Line your air fryer pan with parchment paper and place chicken pieces evenly dispersed (without touching) on the pan

Step 7: Air fry for 12 minutes then flip the birds! Air fry for another 12 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165

Step 8: Serve hot and fresh!!!!!

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Rachel Koo

Rachel has enjoyed sport her entire life and embarked on her coaching career in 2012. Starting as a personal trainer in various gyms, she eventually found CrossFit which lead her to CrossFit Football. In 2015 Rachel completed her CrossFit Football certification which opened up many doors of opportunity within coaching. Since then she has completed Power Athlete Methodology course, earned her Block 1 and put that knowledge into action coaching collegiate level athletes. Throughout the years training, proper nutrition and lifestyle habits have been the pillars in helping her clients and athletes achieve their true potential. Rachel currently working as a performance coach applying the Power Athlete principles with all of her clients.

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