Which Fried First? The Chicken or the Egg?

That's so tasty looking fried chicken! - SahmReviews.com


As we’ve mentioned quite a bit, our eating habits now are better now than they were a handful of years ago. However, they are completely different from what they were when I graduated from college. Back then, my diet often consisted of Velveeta Shells & Cheese, Suddenly Salad and things that we could make in our FryDaddy. I don’t remember what we used to make in it but I do recall using it quite a lot. As times and tastes changed, we stopped using the deep fryer but still had some stand-by favorites, including hot wings. Sans a deep fryer, we baked them in the oven but they just didn’t have the same crispness that we had come to love when ordering them at a restaurant. Ultimately we decided to take those off our menu, too. It was just a sign of changing habits but not of changing taste buds. We occasionally would purchase a bag of wings from Sam’s Club but they never cooked up perfectly and we weren’t as satisfied as we used to be.

"No Oil, no frying, no mess" with the Philips Airfryer! Bonus: It's comes out delicious! - SahmReviews.com

About a month ago, I was invited to participate in a Livestream event featuring the new Philips Airfryer, hosted by Vera Sweeney and MasterChef winner, Luca Manfé. I’m a bit of a sucker for kitchen gadgets… always have been. Even though I’m not the cook in the family, I still enjoy fiddling with these types of toys. Hearing that the Philips Airfryer could create delicious “fried” foods without all the oil intrigued me. “Sure it does” I (skeptically) said to myself. “No oil, no frying, no mess.” “No way,” I thought.

Master Chef Luca Manfe demonstrated the Philips Airfryer live. - SahmReviews.com

When the Livestream event took place, Chef Luca demonstrated – live, on screen for us to watch – a breakfast frittata. We were given the ingredients and recipe ahead of time in case we wanted to cook along with him but I opted to watch and read what others participants were saying. Those who made the dish at home during the live event said it was amazing, not to mention fast and easy. Chef Luca boasted the Philips Airfryer as being able to make 8 large meatballs in 8-10 minutes or cake in that same time frame. When we asked if there was anything he wouldn’t recommend using it for, he didn’t come up with anything.

Give your chicken a little umph by marinading overnight before using in the Philips Airfryer. - SahmReviews.com

But the proof is in the pudding so we set out to make something we missed and loved – wings. Scott marinated 4 pounds of chicken wings overnight in a Garlic Teriyaki marinade & sauce. The next day, I set the fryer to 390° to preheat and in a few minutes it was ready. We drained off the marinade then placed half the wings in the Philips Airfryer.

Fried to the right temperature in only 15 minutes with the Philips Airfryer. - SahmReviews.com

We cooked the first batch for 15 minutes, tossing the basket halfway through to ensure even cooking. When the timer went off, Scott tested the temperature to make sure they had cooked to a safe range. Sure enough, they did – 174.3°. In order to get a true feel for how the fryer cooked, we decided to try the first batch without any extra sauce. Not only were the wings tasty but they were the perfect crispiness… just like being fried. Minus the grease, of course. The wings were also extremely juicy which surprised me.

These Garlic Teriyaki Chicken Wings using the Philips Airfryer taste as good as they look. - SahmReviews.com

The second batch we cooked again for 15, once again tossing halfway through as recommended in the instruction booklet. When they came out, we tossed them in the Teriyaki sauce to give them a little extra flavor. They were positively delicious, not to mention beautiful on our plates!

Since Miss M continues to ask for eggs for breakfast, I’m planning on whipping up a frittata for her. Our grocery list already includes more chicken wings as well as other items to test out. Of course, the kids are anxious to test it out for fries. During the livestream, I giggled when Luca, Master Chef mind you, said the first thing he made was a batch of fries, too. In answer to my question, “Which fried first? The chicken or the egg?” The answer is neither… it was a potato.

If the pictures have already sold you on how much potential this product has, you can pick up model HD9230/26 on Amazon or search for a newer model of the Philips Airfryer on Amazon or directly from the Philips webpage. For more information on Philips products, catch up with them on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. For some tasty tips, check out Luca Manfe’s videos.

These Garlic Teriyaki Chicken Wings were fried using no oil! The Philips Airfryer is the key! - SahmReviews.com

What is the first thing you would make in the Philips Airfryer?

59 thoughts on “Which Fried First? The Chicken or the Egg?

  1. YUUUMM.. I love fried stuff BUT hate all the grease… Been wanting one of the air-fryers just never knew if they work well.. this looks awesome.. loved your review… totally talked me into getting one.. thanks for sharing, I know what I will have on my Christmas wish list

  2. Hi Nicole,

    Those wings look amazing! Oh my yummies! The first thing I would make in the Philips Airfryer is country cubed steak – it is my husband’s favorite but we don’t eat it, maybe once a year, because it is terrible for you. Having an airfryer would definitely help with satisfying fried food cravings!

    Have a wonderful weekend.


    Mom Does Reviews

  3. My husband will love this! He uses a stovetop grill for most frying, and adds very little oil. An AirFryer would work very well in the RV too.

  4. That’s awesome. We tossed out our deep fryer about 10 years ago because it was just too easy to fry everything. I was wondering if these air fryers were worth buying. Thanks for the article. That chicken looks delicious! I have been tempted to lick the screen. 😉

  5. I try to be mostly vegan, other than occasional dairy or eggs, so I wouldn’t be frying any chicken. What I thought of though reading your article was whether it would be possible to prefer something like falafels with this air fryer? I’m not trying to cut fats or calories, very happy with my weight and health. I’m more wondering if it would be easier. For example, when I put the falafels in the oil, they tend to spatter oil all over the place!

  6. First off the wings look amazing, this Philips Air fryer would be a huge help around football party time. Love how quickly this cooks food up. Awesome product. Very pleased by your review.

  7. Chicken wings are perfect with air fryer. I make it million times for dinner and any of my parties at home. I do not use any extra oil, but in case you use the turkey breast you can add few drops if you’d like. I usually sprinkle the chicken with salt, pepper both ground black pepper and pepper sauce. For sweet flavor, I mix with 1/2 cup honey and 1 tablespoon of soy sauce. Pieces of peeled and sliced ginger and garlic is added to enhance the final taste. And remember to leave for 5-7 minutes before putting in the air fryer.

    1. That sounds amazing Ellen. We haven’t tried a turkey breast (yet) as we’re still loving how it cooks wings. It does great for frozen stuff like jalapeno poppers and mozzarella sticks also. Thinking a cranberry jam instead of honey on the turkey – it’ll be like Thanksgiving!

  8. Wow, teriyaki is always my most favorite sauce for chicken wings, seriously. The images are absolutely attractive, well interpreting the meaning of teriyaki (in Japanese Teri implies the yellow shining coat while yaki means the food cooked by frying). You do it well, bravo. I do not much believe that an air fryer can produce this delicious finish for the dish until seeing this post. Hopefully next post guiding to make real home made Teriyaki sauce.

  9. That’s great read!
    i love recipe. It’s easy to do everything just one air flyer.
    I want to try it now.
    Thanks for all.

  10. I’m a sucker for kitchen gadgets just like you and I remember when the first Philips air fryer was announced I was so excited! I’ve got the latest one at the moment and couldn’t be happier with it. I see from the pictures that it’s living up to your expectations. I genuinely feel that everyone should at least try an air fryer and see the benefits compared to a standard deep fryer!

  11. This dish are my very favourite food of all time. Yours look amazing! YUM! Thanks for sharing this tasty recipe! I cant wait to try it!

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