How to Air Fry Mock Chicken Legs

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Air frying is an ideal way to make faux chicken legs, as it allows for crispy yet juicy bites without too much oil soaking up. Furthermore, air frying produces food that is healthier and lower in calories compared to traditional methods of frying.

City chicken was created during the Great Depression era as an affordable way of giving those who couldn’t afford traditional fried chicken the experience of eating it. It consists of using both pork and veal meat to emulate its look while being served on a stick.

Air frying

Air frying can be a healthier alternative to traditional frying because it requires less oil and produces food with reduced calories, and also decreases harmful chemicals produced during high-temperature frying (acrylamide). However, these benefits don’t apply to all foods; deep-fried items tend to be breaded by nature which raises their caloric intake significantly.

Mock chicken legs are an easy snack or meal option that are suitable for children of all ages, perfect for snacking, air frying, or seasoning with ground meat such as pork and veal to give a more authentic chicken-like texture. There is even vegetarian-friendly mock chicken available made from flavored wheat gluten called seitan which can be air fried just like traditional mock chicken and provides essential sources of protein and iron.

Before baking air-fried mock chicken, it is advisable to pre-cook the meat first in order to ensure it is thoroughly cooked through – this is particularly crucial if using cubes of pork or veal which take longer to cook than boneless chicken pieces. A meat thermometer can also help check that all temperatures of your meal have reached safe temperatures before serving it up!

To prepare this dish, combine ground pork or veal with salt and pepper before mixing with egg and milk to form a batter. Transfer this batter to a bowl with crushed cornflakes and stir to evenly cover every piece before shaping into chicken leg-shaped molds with popsicle sticks inserted through their centers and covering with an additional coating of milk-egg mixture and cornflakes twice more.


City Chicken requires perfectly seasoned meat. For this recipe, combine pork and veal mince into the shape of chicken legs before coating in cornflake crumbs for extra flavor. Skewer them up with pineapple slices or bell pepper strips for even more flair if desired, before either frying or baking until golden brown in color.

Use of an air fryer for making mock chicken legs can be an advantageous and healthy alternative to traditional frying methods, as it doesn’t involve oil use and produces healthier and lower-calorie fare. In addition, air frying produces far fewer harmful chemicals when food is heated at high temperatures than traditional methods and the cooking process itself is much faster and easier than its counterpart.

This recipe is easy to follow and uses ingredients readily available in most homes, making it the perfect snack or main course option for vegetarians and vegans alike. Seitan provides an ideal protein source, giving the faux chicken its meaty texture as well as iron content.

Place a wire baking rack into a shallow baking dish, and fill it with enough stock or water to cover it. Arrange the skewers evenly on the surface so they aren’t touching one another, and season with garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt and black pepper before dredging in bread crumbs before rolling them through an egg mixture and cornflake crumbs to coat them completely.


Mock chicken legs are created using cubed pork and veal meat breaded into drumstick shapes and then deep-fried before being served with dipping sauces. Mock meats have quickly become a trend across both America and Europe due to being lower in fat and calories while taking less time and requiring fewer ingredients for preparation.

Mock chicken is a healthy alternative for those who wish to avoid the effects of deep frying on their health, making it an attractive option for young children as it’s easy and quick to prepare – available at most fast food outlets too.

Air fryer mock chicken requires using seasonings with which you are familiar and familiarity, such as garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and salt and pepper. Other herbs or spices like thyme rosemary or oregano may add additional flavors that add depth.

To create the mock chicken, combine ground meat with salt, black pepper, and other spices; thoroughly combine this mixture. Next, in two shallow bowls combine eggs and milk while another provides cornflake crumbs; dip each piece of meat in egg/milk mixture before dredging in cornflake crumbs to completely coat all pieces of meat. Continue this process until all your meat has been covered!

Mock chicken is an MPS lunch menu favorite and featured on pizza at Bounce Milwaukee – an arcade and indoor trampoline park located nearby. This experience introduces MPS students to local cuisine while they have fun!

Cooking time

Air fryer mock chicken legs offer an irresistibly tasty and healthier alternative to traditional fried chicken. Simple to prepare and great as both a snack or main meal option for vegetarians and vegans alike, air fryer mock meats should only last for as long as a full chicken would. Therefore it’s wiser to purchase them fresh.

Before beginning cooking, season the mock chicken legs with your preferred spices and herbs. An ideal combination is garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper; but feel free to experiment with other flavors such as thyme, rosemary or oregano to give more aromatic legs. Likewise, drying out your legs fully prior to applying seasoning mix will ensure an even cooking process and ensure even results!

Air fried mock chicken leg cooking times depend on their size and thickness; generally speaking, you should cook them at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-25 minutes until all internal temperatures have reached 180. For optimal results use a meat thermometer for this task.

If you want to skip the mess of frying oil, another great way to enjoy mock chicken legs without overindulging is baking them in the oven. While this method takes more time and requires additional steps, it still provides an excellent opportunity to cut back on fat intake and calories. Just be sure that before placing them into your oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit they are lightly coated in oil or cooking spray prior to baking them!


Mock Chicken Legs make a tasty and healthy snack or meal for kids, made of ground pork and veal mixed together and formed on sticks before coating with cornflake crumbs before being baked in the oven. Originally known as City Chicken due to being cheaper than chicken during the Great Depression era.

To create mock chicken legs, first start by placing a wire rack in a shallow baking dish. Add some stock or water – either low sodium broth is best, though you can always spice things up by adding extra herbs and spices – then pour a small amount onto the wire rack to prevent sogginess while baking.

Next, combine the veal and pork with salt, pepper, and paprika before rolling a portion onto a short wooden skewer coated in bread crumbs. Refrigerate them for 30 minutes before placing into an oven preheated to 375degF for 20 to 25 minutes for optimal results. This ensures tender, succulent meat.

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