Which Fried First? The Chicken or the Egg?

Which Fried First? The Chicken or the Egg?


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?


About Nicole

Founder and owner of SAHMReviews.com, Nicole has been involved in social media marketing since 2007. She has partnered with a number of major corporations who utilized her skills to improve their social media outreach and online presence. Nicole has worked closely with brands such as Netflix, Nintendo, Domino's and Disney, has been featured in McDonald's videos as well as Maria Bailey's book "Power Moms". Always a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) and mother of two amazing daughters, if you can't find Nicole, she is probably somewhere being an advocate for playing board games.

59 comments on «Which Fried First? The Chicken or the Egg?»

  1. Shell says:

    How cool is this? I want one!

  2. Kay Adeola says:

    I have been wanting to get one of these for a while now.That chicken looks tasty :).

  3. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    I am totally drooling over here. That sounds delicious.

  4. diane says:

    Well, that looks like a handy little gadget! And your wings look delicious!

  5. Janel says:

    Those look so good! I’d love to try the airfryer!

  6. Woah those look really good. Perfect for tailgating during football season!

  7. LauraOinAK says:

    I see my Christmas wishlist growing by the moment. I’d love something that makes wings easy to make.

  8. Those wings look super yummy! I am not sure about the airfryer. I have soooo many gadgets as it is.

  9. Pam says:

    I really want to get one of these Air-fryers! It’s on my birthday wish list.

  10. 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

  11. deb says:

    I haven’t tried wings in my airfryer yet. However, I will say they make french fries perfectly.

  12. Brett says:

    probably chicken wings. maybe we’d finally get THAT PERFECT recipe.

  13. Liz Mays says:

    Man oh man oh man, those look good. That did a beautiful job on them. I want!

  14. Robin Wilson says:

    I think I would probably make chicken wings first myself. Perhaps these…they look awesome!

  15. Wow, those look like they turned out really good! Talk about licking the screen – I wish I could! I love that fryer too, I could really use that!

  16. Victoria says:

    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

    1. Nicole says:

      Ummm… recipe? You can’t leave that kind of reply and not give more details. LOL. You had me at “because it is terrible for you.” 🙂

  17. Is it weird to say fries? My husband is from the Netherlands and those are a common snack with peanut sauce and mayo so it’d be nice to make that w/o the grease!

    1. Nicole says:

      Ooooh. I love fries with mayo, TerriAnn! Seriously used to ask for a side of mayo whenever I ordered them at a restaurant.

  18. Yum! These look so delicious! I really like teriyaki sauce so I would add that to just about anything!

  19. Stacie says:

    That would make an awesome holiday gift!!

  20. Wow- that is super cool! I wish I had a FryDaddy that could make wings, especially with it being football season!

  21. Wow, that looks sensational. I’d probably makes some sort of wings, just like you did. My husband loves wings. I’m make them buffalo style if I had the Philips airfryer.

  22. That looks so delicious. I thought about licking the monitor. But that would not be good I’m sure. lol.

  23. Donna says:

    Oh my goodness, I’ve never heard of an Air Fryer before… I so WANT! And those wings have me drooling over here!

  24. Great review!!! Would love to get one 🙂

  25. Aw, I love Vera-what a surprise to see her picture here 🙂 That looks like a great product! Air fryer–I’m putting it on my wish list 🙂

  26. Oh wow, chicken wings are my favorite. This looks like a cool tool to use!

  27. Christie says:

    Wow, those wings came out great! I love how it keeps your counters clean!

  28. Tess says:

    Those look wonderful! I want one of those for our fried food.

  29. Your photo is making me drool. I would love to have an appliance like this!

  30. Tracey says:

    These look great! Like restaurant quality! Will be making them soon.

  31. Those look amazing! My husband is such a wings guy. We might need to do this!

  32. This sounds like a yummy recipe! Our family loves teriyaki sauce and chicken!

  33. Camesha says:

    How cool. What a neat little gadget.

  34. Tina says:

    This chicken looks so yummy! And using a Fry Daddy? Gee, it’s a lot different from the one I had in the 80s!!

    1. Nicole says:

      Exactly, Tina. This is a far cry from the Fry Daddy which only worked with lots of oil. This is a Philips AirFryer which utilizes air instead of oil.

  35. Kim says:

    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.

  36. katrina g says:

    I love luca lol. Those wings look amazing. I’m going to have to look into getting that for my husband. very cool.

  37. Holly S. says:

    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. 😉

  38. I would love to lick the monitor to taste that chicken. It looks so juicy and delicious.

  39. Erika says:

    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!

  40. Those look so good. I pinned for later. I really want an Air Fryer now.

  41. Nicole Dz says:

    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.

  42. wow such a beautiful looking wings nom nom .. you have really a nice place.. I think I should learn from you 🙂

  43. Amy Lovell says:

    This sounds really good! Definatly want one of those airfryers now~!

  44. Amy says:

    YUM! Def wanna make these sometime! Looks great!

  45. 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. Scott says:

      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!

  46. Julie says:

    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.

  47. vivian says:

    Love your ideas, some of these things I have never thought of thanks for posting.

  48. Irma Woods says:

    I want to share a little secret with you – I licked the monitor 🙂

  49. Keiler says:

    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.

  50. Christina says:

    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!

  51. Priscila Mangum says:

    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!

  52. Elisha G. Rees says:

    Clear, informative, simple. Love your post!

  53. Cathy says:

    Now thats what I want! I got an airfryer, but its not so good.. Next I want the Philips!

  54. I already got a fried stove like that and i totally love it. You just need to take 5 minutes to cook fried dishes, such as chick wings and chip

  55. I love chicken, and so this recipe. The way you described it makes it look so easy to cook! Thank you very much for sharing.

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