Tacohuaco

Air-fried chicken wings and legs with potatoes

This is one of our favorite air fryer recipes. Apart from marinating the chicken overnight, it doesn’t take a lot of time to prepare, and you could start eating while the second and third batches are still cooking. This is a perfect Monday dinner recipe (we usually buy a full chicken on Saturday, so we have marinated legs and wings ready to be fried on Monday).

Ingredients

Yields 3 portions

For the chicken

  1. 2 chicken legs
  2. 2 chicken wings
  3. 2 teaspoons of achiote paste
  4. 1‚Äď2 limes
    juice
  5. 2 cloves of garlic
  6. salt

For the potatoes

  1. 1 kg of floury potatoes
  2. olive oil
  3. salt
  4. 1 pinch of cumin seeds
  5. 1 pinch of coriander seeds
  6. ¬Ĺ pinch of fennel seeds
  7. ¬Ĺ pinch of chile flakes

You will need

  1. air fryer or oven

Directions

To cook the chicken

  1. Rinse the chicken parts.
  2. Chop achiote into small pieces.
  3. Juice the lime, and mix it with the achiote until the achiote is fully diluted.
  4. Peel the garlic, and press it into the mix.
  5. Liberally season with salt.
  6. Rub the chicken parts with the marinade mixture.
  7. Refrigerate in an air-tight container for at least 4 hours, better overnight.
  8. If¬†using an¬†oven, preheat it¬†to¬†210‚ÄĮňöC.
  9. Cook in¬†an¬†air fryer at¬†210‚ÄĮňöC for¬†20¬†minutes, turn the¬†legs and¬†wings after 10¬†minutes, and¬†remove the¬†legs after 15¬†minutes. (Or¬†cook in¬†the¬†oven at¬†210‚ÄĮňöC for¬†about 40¬†minutes.)

To cook the potatoes

  1. If¬†using an¬†oven, preheat it¬†to¬†210‚ÄĮňöC.
  2. Cut the potatoes into chunky wedges (don’t peel them).
  3. In a large wide bowl, put the potatoes, and liberally sprinkle them with olive oil, and a couple of pinches of salt.
  4. Grind the¬†spices: 1 pinch of cumin seeds, 1 pinch of coriander seeds, ¬Ĺ pinch of fennel seeds, and¬†¬Ĺ pinch of chile flakes. Add the¬†spices to¬†the¬†bowls with the¬†potatoes.
  5. Thoroughly mix everything using your hands.
  6. Cook in¬†an¬†air fryer in¬†two batches (to¬†avoid overcrowding and¬†steaming instead of¬†baking) at¬†210‚ÄĮňöC for¬†18¬†minutes, and¬†give it¬†a¬†shake in¬†the¬†middle. (Or¬†cook in¬†the¬†oven at¬†210‚ÄĮňöC for¬†about 40¬†minutes.)

Notes & tips

The easiest way to peel garlic is to smash it: put a clove of garlic on a cutting board, put your chef’s knife on top of it so the blade side lays on the clove, and hit the side of the knife with your hand. Now you could peel the clove.
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