Philips Airfryer – Mushrooms with spring onions & chicken thigh

Love the Philips Airfryer. An amazing tool to fix a quick meal. The Airfryer uses Rapid Air Technology (hot air) to cook not only chips but also chicken, fish or pastries, with up to 80 percent less fat (claimed Philips), and the best part, without any use of oil! This means no mess in the kitchen from any deep frying.

I’ve used it for fries, hashbrowns, nuggets and mushrooms, all cooked in less than 15 mins. Chicken tight took me a little longer, was done in approximately 25-30mins. I do it a little differently, i like to place my food on an aluminium foil sheet before placing them in the Airfryer, thus a slight increase in the cooking time. So if you can’t afford the time, you may want to cook it without the aluminium foil, but it will definitely increase the washing time of the fryer basket. I personally prefer light cleaning.

Here’s what i have for dinner; chicken thigh and mushrooms topped with spring onions.

Mushrooms with Spring Onions - Airfryer Recipe

Mushrooms with Spring Onions – Airfryer Recipe

Mushrooms with spring onions

Ingredients

6 whole mushrooms
1 stalk of Spring onion
Black pepper
Olive oil

Preparations and steps

1. Mushrooms – Rinse and remove all stalks.

2. Spring onions – Cut away the roots. Rinse and cut the spring onions into about 1 cm length.

3. Place the mushrooms on the aluminium foil (folded on the sides, ready to fit into the basket). Place the cut spring onions on top of the mushroom. Sprinkle some salt and pepper on the each mushrooms. Give each mushroom a dash of olive oil, and some on the base of the foil.

4. Preheat the Airfryer at 200C for 3 mins. Put the mushrooms into the fryer basket. Set the timer to 8-10 mins.

5. Ready to be served.

Chicken Thigh - Airfryer Recipe

Chicken Thigh – Airfryer Recipe

Chicken thigh/leg

Ingredients

1 chicken thigh

Preparations and steps

1. Wash and remove obvious fats from the chicken thigh. Rub surface with salt and rinse.

2. Make a few deep cuts on the front and back of the thigh to help promote more even cooking later.

3. Marinate chicken thigh with;
    } 1/2 teaspoon of light soy sauce
    } 1/2 teaspoon of oyster sauce
    } Sprinkle some ground black pepper
    } Dash of sesame oil

Leave it in the fridge for 15 mins to marinate.

4. Take it out from the fridge, transfer the thigh onto the aluminium foil (folded to fit fryer basket). Dust some black pepper on the surface of the chicken thigh.

5. Make 2-3 tiny holes on the base of the aluminium foil with a fork. This is to drain away all excessive oil coming out from the chicken tight during the cooking process.

4. Preheat the Airfryer at 200C for 3 mins if you’ve not done so. Put the chicken thigh into the fryer basket. Set the timer to 10  mins.

5. Turn the chicken thigh, set timer for another 15  mins at 200C. Check if the inside of the thigh is thoroughly cooked.

6. Once cooked. Ready to be served.

Note: Decrease the timing by 5 mins if you’re cooking without the aluminium foil for step 4 and step 5 above.