Air-Fried Prawn Paste Chicken
Prawn Paste Chicken (or more commonly known as Har Cheong Gai 虾酱鸡 locally), is one of the most popular recipes on Noob Cook. You can find the original recipe here which involves deep-frying. Many readers love this zi char delight, but for those who are put off by the idea of deep frying foods at home, they are hesitant to try the recipe at home.
Some readers have asked if it is possible to air-fry the wings instead, so I put the recipe to the test. Can an air fryer pull off a recipe with wet batter? The answer is yes, by making small adjustments to the original recipe. I consider the air-fried result great with additional benefits of lesser oil & hassle. This is definitely something I would do at home.
This experiment was cooked entirely in a sponsored Philips Avance XL Airfryer set (pictured above). Before this, I have been using the Philips Viva Airfryer since 2012 (purchased at my own expense). I bought it back then as it is perfect for my lifestyle – it is compact, cooks faster and cleans easier than an oven. The Avance XL is a great improvement over the first model I had with its bigger capacity, digital controls as well as improved pull-out tray & cord storage. If you are interested to find out more, do check out the full range of Philips Airfryers on Philips Singapore website.
Kindly advise how to preheat the air fryer as I am new to air fryers.
Preheat for 5 minutes. The instruction is at the printable recipe on page 2.
hi if i’m using airfryer for this recipe, do i coat the wings with cornstarch too like how we do for deepfry? the last time i tried using airfryer to “fry” something coated w flour, the flour was still there after cooking.