I tried recreating 3 popular fast-food chicken recipes in my air fryer, and 1 was better than the original

I tested out some copycat recipes. Irene Jiang / Business Insider; Lucien Formichella for Insider

Ever since I got my air fryer, I’ve loved experimenting with different recipes, from crispy bacon to perfectly browned brussels sprouts.

But the thing I love making the most in my air fryer is chicken.

I wondered if my beloved countertop appliance could go head-to-head with a fast-food deep fryer, though, because keeping the food moist enough for the batter to stick is a tall order

After scrupulous research, I found three fast-food-inspired recipes that seemed promising – replicas of fried chicken from Popeyes,

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Trying to Make Popular Fast-Food Chicken Recipes in Air Fryer + Photos

Ever since I got my air fryer, I’ve loved experimenting with different recipes, from crispy bacon to perfectly browned brussels sprouts.

But the thing I love making the most in my air fryer is chicken.

I wondered if my beloved countertop appliance could go head-to-head with a fast-food

deep fryer
, though, because keeping the food moist enough for the batter to stick is a tall order

After scrupulous research, I found three fast-food-inspired recipes that seemed promising — replicas of fried chicken from Popeyes, Chick-fil-A, and KFC — and decided to put them to the test in

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This Popular Fast-Food Chains Is Out of Chicken Tenders

The latest chicken shortage continues to impact restaurants nationwide. Bojangles, the beloved North Carolina–based fast-food chain specializing in fried chicken, is the latest to confirm their supplies are running low and affecting the availability of a beloved menu item.

The company wrote on Twitter that they are currently experiencing a systemwide shortage of Chicken Supremes, but that the situation is temporary. “But they will be back soon,” read the Tweet in response to a frustrated customer who couldn’t find the chicken tenders at her location.

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In fact, fans have been Tweeting at

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Prepare to pay more for your favorite chicken sandwich

The American appetite for a post COVID-19 pandemic return to normal and popular fast food chicken sandwiches is driving up chicken prices. 

“The American consumer has been consuming more chicken recently, so you’ve got an increased demand of chicken products and you’ve got less hands on deck that can turn around and put the food to the restaurant,” said Zenput CEO Vladik Rikhter. “It creates a bit of havoc. We are up pretty significantly in chicken prices and there’s a shortage happening.”

Zenput works with restaurants and food stores helping them comply with safety regulations at more than 50,000 locations

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Best Eats This Week: Chicken salad, huevos rancheros and German chocolate cake

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — This week features droolworthy photos of meals eaten by anchor Maddie Janssen at Luigi’s and El Charro, and a slice of German chocolate cake purchased from Sequoia Sandwich Company by reporter Nicole Gitzke big enough it could be used as ballast.

Chicken salad, Luigi’s, 725 E. 19th St., Bakersfield

Janssen went carb-free with this meal featuring an ample portion of chicken on a bed of arugula and shaved fennel with avocado and pepitas. Not every meal at Luigi’s has to involve mountains of pasta to satisfy diners.

Huevos rancheros at El Charro

Huevos rancheros, El Charro

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This Popular Fast-Food Chain Just Confirmed a Shortage of Chicken Tenders

The latest chicken shortage continues to impact restaurants nationwide. Bojangles, the beloved North Carolina–based fast-food chain specializing in fried chicken, is the latest to confirm their supplies are running low and affecting the availability of a beloved menu item.

The company wrote on Twitter that they are currently experiencing a systemwide shortage of Chicken Supremes, but that the situation is temporary. “But they will be back soon,” read the Tweet in response to a frustrated customer who couldn’t find the chicken tenders at her location.

RELATED: 5 Shortages Affecting Fast-Food Chains Right Now

In fact, fans have been Tweeting

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