Air Fried Crispy Baby Chicken – The Perfect all-in-one Dish

Chicken is for many a part of their daily diet. We love to give chicken a twist and, this time we are serving it with sweet potatoes and potatoes to make it a filling weeknight dinner. Add an easy tarragon sauce to add extra flavour.

This dish asks for a minimum of effort, because everything is prepared all-in-one in the airfryer!

air fried baby chicken

Baby chicken vs chicken

Baby chicken meat is also called poussin or coquelet in butcher’s terms. This stands for young chickens, less than 28 days old at slaughter and usually weighing 400–450 grams (14–16 oz).

Related: Baked chicken legs

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Air fried Crispy Baby Chicken

Chicken is for many a part of their daily diet.
4.50 from 8 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Meat & Poultry
Cuisine International
Servings 2 people
Calories 666 kcal

EQUIPMENT (click pictures for details)



  • Check if the chicken is gutted and clean on the inside and fill with some tarragon.
  • Cut your potatoes into big chunks and toss in some olive oil, salt, and pepper. Prepare all onto an oven tray.
    airfried chicken ready for the oven
  • Add the the baby chicken and season with salt, pepper, hot paprika and olive oil all over.
    airfried chicken
  • Place everything in the airfryer at 180°C and cook until the skin of the chicken is crispy and the potatoes are cooked.
    airfried chicken

Nutrition for 1 portion

Calories: 666kcalCarbohydrates: 63gProtein: 35gFat: 34gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 168mgFiber: 9gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 16440IUVitamin C: 49mgCalcium: 624mgIron: 19mg
Keyword air fryer, baby chicken, sweet potato
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  1. Marlies wijnands says:

    Ik wil weten hoelang een kip van 450 gr. In de airfraier moet, zonder poespas……

    1. Beste Marlies, de kooktijd hangt ook een beetje van de kwaliteit van de kip af. Na ongeveer een half uurtje zou de kip gaar moeten zijn als je dit recept volgt.

  2. Do the Potatoes Air fry if the Poussin is sitting on top of them

  3. Alan Dutton says:

    Some people might want to know the cooking temperature?

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