Healthy Air-Fried Chicken Strips

Do your Kids love fried chicken?

So both my little kid (9 years old) and big one (46 years old) LOVE fried chicken. But, both of them know very well that it isn’t good for them… So when I asked the big kid (aka my husband) about buying an Air Fryer, he was all for it.

Now, you gotta understand… I love kitchen gadgets, and cooking. But mostly kitchen gadgets.

For the hubs to agree so quickly to a new gadget is kinda unusual. He usually gets annoyed when I get one, or at least rolls his eyes – its about lack of space really. Don’t get me wrong, I get it anyways and he tolerates my silly quirks because, well tough – right?

The motivation here is really eating healthy

Ok so we are also trying to eat really well at home. Trying to cut down drastically on sugar and cut out wheat where we can for the kiddo. Add more veggies and fruits… you know the drill. I was trying to come up with some things he can take to school when I decided to try my hand at home made chicken strips- here is a recipe I tried in the brand new air-fryer for Healthy Fried Chicken that uses no flour and only a few ingredients.

This one is kid tested and approved and is really great tasting – though the coconut flour makes the fried chicken taste a bit sweeter than “normal” fried chicken…


Here are the ingredients for the healthy fried chicken

1 tsp canola or avocado oil

4-8 chicken thighs (boneless skinless)

1 egg


coconut flour

Spices as per your taste


Here are the simple directions for Healthy Fried Chicken

cut thighs into strips – I really just cut them lengthwise in half. Salt and pepper each side then dip in egg wash and then flour. Place in basket of air fryer and place oil in bottom of air fryer container. Set air fryer for 360F and cook for 10 minutes then stop and flip or shake and cook an additional 10 minutes.

Healthy Fried Chicken!

Thats it. Hope you try it! Let me know what you think!