Air Fryer Roast Chicken with Fish Sauce Butter
Roast chicken – is there any dish more comforting and savoury? We’ve upped the umami richness with the addition of a silky, funky fish sauce butter. Recipe adapted from Eric Kim of NYT cooking.
Is there anything more instantly evocative of home and family than crispy, tender roast chicken? We’re real roast chicken aficionados here at the Culinary Cartel, having tried out myriad crispy roast chicken recipes. Unsurprisingly, we’ve loved them all too!
Eric Kim’s delightful spin on a roast chicken uses fresh chicken thighs for maximum moisture, crunch and flavour, and it’s all topped off with a divine umami-packed fish sauce butter. You might be surprised by the combination of flavours in this, yet they play off of each other amazingly well!
Enjoy this crispy, crunchy chicken dish as a main with a fresh green salad, or simply serve as is. You’ll need only 6 basic supermarket ingredients to make this, and it’s ready in about 30 minutes, making it a perfect weeknight dinner option – or a fun Sunday lunch. The choice is yours!
If you love roast chicken in a flash, check out some of our other recipes
- The Perfect Crispy Air Fryer Roast Chicken
- Crispy Vietnamese Chicken Wings
- Ultimate Crispy Chicken Dinner
- The Best Crispy Chicken Thighs
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I make the roast chicken in the oven instead of in the air fryer?
To roast the chicken in the oven, preheat to 230 degrees C. Roast until the fat has rendered from the chicken, about 25 minutes. Then, add the torn bread and roast for a further 15 minutes, or until the chicken is golden, crispy and crunchy.
Why use cold butter to make the fish sauce butter?
Using cold butter and gradually heating it on the stovetop will help to thicken the sauce without splitting it.
What bread should I use to make the croutons?
To make the croutons, you can use any bread you have on hand. Sourdough adds a lovely tang, whereas milk bread and similar loaves will lend delicious sweetness to the dish.