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As busy medical students, we are always trying to sneak in quick and easy meals in order for us to maximize our time for studying. When we have important exams coming up, the last thing we want to do is cook a meal that takes several hours to prepare. Because of this, a lot of us resort to fast foods and takeout which can end up being really unhealthy and expensive. One of our best investments over our medical school career was an air fryer. We absolutely love this kitchen appliance because of the quick, easy and healthy meals we can whip up. In this recipe we will show you how to utilize the air fryer to create this delicious crispy soy-sauce chicken. Recipe adapted by TikTok @tiffycooks.

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Difficulty: ★☆☆☆☆



  • 2 boneless chicken thighs with skin

  • 2½ tbsp soy sauce

  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce

  • ½ tbsp Five-Spiced Powder

  • ¼ tbsp white pepper

  • 1 tsp of sugar

  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced

  • Sesame seeds

  • Scallions, chopped



  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl until the ingredients evenly coat the chicken.

  2. Cover and allow chicken to marinate for 30 minutes.

  3. Add chicken to the air fryer, skin side facing up.

  4. Start the air fryer at 380°F for 20 minutes. Let rest for 3 minutes.

  5. Cut the chicken into slices and garnish with sesame seeds and scallions. Serve the chicken over steamed white rice. Enjoy!



This recipe was so affordable and easy to prepare. I usually marinate a large batch of chicken and keep them in the refrigerator. I just pop them into the air fryer whenever I get hungry. This makes it so convenient for me when I am busy with school and serves as a perfect meal prep for people who enjoy their meals freshly cooked. It still amazes me how well the air fryer cooks the chicken while creating a crispy skin. The chicken is so juicy and pairs perfectly well with white rice. This was my first time using the Chinese five-spiced powder and I have got to say it added a lot of flavor to the protein. You should be careful though, because too much of this seasoning could overpower the dish. I will definitely be experimenting with this spice in the future. The number of aprons this recipe receives is...


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