4 Easy and Delicious Air Fryer Recipes to Make Midweek Meals a Cinch


We like to indulge in a labor of love (and time) in the kitchen, spending an afternoon perfecting our favorite recipes, and slowing down a bit. But there is a time and a place for this kind of domestic bliss, and it’s not during the madness of midweek winter nights.

What we want after a busy day is a satisfying, quick and easy meal that also thrills our taste buds. Get ready to salivate because we’re about to share with you four super easy and satisfying recipes that will bring comfort, crunch and creativity to your nighttime routine.

Double the ease and speed, McCormick has created a range of Air Fryer recipe bases that will have you biting into succulent, crispy chicken in less than 20 minutes. The recipe bases are available in four styles, including Buttermilk Chicken, Italian Escalope With Herbs And Parmesan, Korean Fried Chicken and Japanese Chicken Karaage available from your local Woolworths.

Whether you’re craving a crispy coleslaw for your weeknights or love to throw yourself into the comfort of a hot meal, we’ve got a recipe you’ll be glad to come home to.

Italian Herb and Parmesan Schnitzel with Fetta, Chilli and Green Beans

For 4 people

Escalope Ingredients

Green Bean Ingredients

  • 550g green beans
  • 3 crushed garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons dried chili flakes (or to taste)
  • 100g Persian fetta
  • Pinch each salt and pepper

Method

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 185°C.
  2. Put a large pot of water on to boil while you perform the following steps.
  3. Using a fork, lightly beat egg and oil in a shallow bowl.
  4. Empty the contents of the recipe base packet into a second shallow bowl.
  5. Using one hand, dip the chicken pieces one at a time into the egg mixture, then place them in the recipe base and, using the other hand, press the coating on the chicken. Set aside on a platter in a single layer and repeat for all the chicken pieces.
  6. Transfer the chicken to the air fryer basket, spray with oil and air fry the chicken for 10-15 minutes or until cooked through.
  7. While the chicken cooks, cook the green beans in boiling water for 4 minutes.
  8. Remove the beans from the hot water and place them in a bowl of cold water to cool.
  9. Melt the butter in a large saucepan, then add the garlic, chili flakes and green beans.
  10. Toss the beans so that they are well coated.
  11. After 2 minutes, add a pinch of salt and pepper and mix again.
  12. Transfer the beans to serving plates, crumble them with the fetta and serve with the chicken.

Korean Fried Chicken with Corn Cheese and Kimchi

For 4 people

McCormick Air Fryer Recipe Base Korean Fried Chicken with Corn Cheese and Kimchi
Fried Chicken Ingredients

Korean Corn Cheese Ingredients

  • 250g fresh corn kernels
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 150 g grated mozzarella
  • 1 teaspoon of white sugar
  • 2 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • Pinch each salt and pepper

sides

Method

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 185°C.
  2. Using a fork, lightly beat the egg and water together.
  3. Empty the McCormick recipe base into a low-sided bowl and first roll the chicken pieces in the recipe base, shaking off the excess, and set aside on a platter in a single layer.
  4. Then, using one hand, dip the chicken pieces one at a time into the egg mixture and place them in the recipe base a second time using the other hand, roll the chicken, coating well. Return chicken to pan, repeat for all chicken pieces.
  5. Transfer the chicken to the air fryer basket, spray with oil and air fry the chicken for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through.
  6. While the chicken cooks, combine all the corn cheese ingredients in a bowl, then transfer to a greased shallow baking dish.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes or until corn cheese begins to bubble.
  8. For a crisp, brown top, transfer the corn cheese under the broiler for 2 minutes or until starting to brown.
  9. Serve corn cheese and chicken with kimchi, if desired.

Japanese Karaage Chicken with Asian Slaw

For 4 people

McCormick Air Fryer Recipe Base Japanese Chicken Karaage with Asian Slaw.
Chicken Karaage Ingredients

Asian coleslaw ingredients

  • Half a red cabbage
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 celery stalks and leaves
  • A spring onion
  • ⅓ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • ⅓ cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • ⅔ cup wasabi peas

Dressing ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • Pinch of salt

Method

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 185°C.
  2. Using a fork, lightly beat egg and oil in a shallow bowl.
  3. Empty the contents of the recipe base packet into a second shallow bowl.
  4. Using one hand, dip the chicken pieces one at a time into the egg mixture, then place them in the recipe base and, using the other hand, press the coating on the chicken. Set aside on a platter in a single layer and repeat for all the chicken pieces.
  5. Transfer the chicken to the air fryer basket, spray with oil and air fry the chicken for 10-15 minutes or until cooked through.
  6. While the chicken cooks, thinly slice the cabbage, bell pepper, celery, carrot and spring onion and place in a large mixing bowl with the cilantro and parsley.
  7. Put all the dressing ingredients in a jar and shake well.
  8. Toss dressing and salad together then serve on plates.
  9. Crush the wasabi peas in a paper bag with a rolling pin or in a mortar and pestle.
  10. Sprinkle the wasabi peas over the salad and serve with the chicken.

Buttermilk Chicken, Home Fries And Cherry Tomatoes

For 4 people

McCormick Air Fryer Recipe Base Buttermilk Chicken, Home Fries & Cherry Tomatoes
Buttermilk Chicken Ingredients

French fries ingredients

  • 2 large potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Pinch each salt and pepper

Cherry tomato salad Ingredients

  • 550g cherry tomatoes (or any tomato)
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • Pinch each pepper salt

Method

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 185°C.
  2. Cut the potatoes into 10mm strips and toss them in a bowl with the oil, salt and pepper.
  3. Transfer the fries to the air fryer and cook for 20 minutes, turning them over halfway through cooking.
  4. While the potatoes cook, using a fork, lightly beat the egg and water in a low-sided bowl.
  5. Empty the McCormick recipe base into a second low-sided bowl. Roll the chicken pieces in the base of the recipe and set aside on a platter in a single layer.
  6. Dip chicken pieces one at a time into egg mixture, then place in recipe base again, coating well. Return chicken to pan, repeat for all chicken pieces.
  7. Remove the fries from the fryer and cover them with foil to keep them warm.
  8. Transfer the chicken to the air fryer basket, spray with oil and fry the chicken for 10-12 minutes or until cooked through.
  9. While the chicken cooks, cut the tomatoes in half and place them in a mixing bowl.
  10. Put all the remaining salad ingredients in a jar and shake well.
  11. Combine dressing and tomatoes and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  12. Remove the chicken from the air fryer and return the fries to reheat for a minute or two while you place the chicken and tomatoes on a plate.
  13. Plate the fries and enjoy.

Ever dream of tossing the air fryer and whipping up these easy recipes at home? McCormick Air Fryer recipe bases are available in-store and online at your local store. Woolworth supermarket.

No air fryer? Too easy – all recipe bases come with oven preparation instructions or check out our top picks for the best air fryers on the market. Be creative and replace the chicken with a vegetarian alternative of your choice.

For more information and basic ingredients for the full recipe, go to here.

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