Friday 8 April 2016

[Recipes] Quick Meals Using Philips Airfryer

Being using my reliable Avance XL Airfryer for almost 2 years and it still going good with some add-on accessories like grill pan, baking pan and double layer rack (with skewers) for different purpose of cooking.

In this post it features two different types of airfryer (viva and avance) use to prepare some quick recipes on such as air-fried chicken and spam fries, steamed fish, baked pumpkin and etc which I hope it will be useful for your reference.


[Philips XL Airfryer] Har Cheong Gai (prawn paste chicken)
Talk about chicken wing I am sure most of us cannot resists those with crisp outer crust and tender juicy meat. But if we are to prepare it at home I think most of us will hesitate due to the amount of oil used and risk of being splatter by hot oil while deep-frying.

Here instead of deep-fried our favouite Har Cheong Gai (prawn paste chicken - 虾酱鸡) with oil I use our reliable #philipsairfryer to complete the task in 18 minutes. And from the above you can see those mid-joints are pretty good with crispy outer skin that is similar to deep-frying.

(Yield: 2 | Preparation: 10 minutes | Cooking: 18-20 minutes)

8 chicken chicken wings
2 tablespoons cornflour, optional

1 tablespoon Lee Kum Kee Shrimp Paste
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon finely grated ginger
1/2 tablespoon cooking wine/mirin
1/2 teaspoon sugar, optional

1. Trim chicken wings and cut them into halved (mid-joints and drumlets) before marinate it with marinade mixture for at least 2 hours or overnight in the fridge.

2. Preheat air-fryer at 180 degree for 2 minutes. Arrange mid-joints (lightly dust with cornflour) on frying basket or grilled pan and air-fried for 8 minutes.

3. Next flip mid-joints over and cook for another 8 minutes. Lastly increase the temperature to 200 degree and air-fried for another minute or until nicely browned.

- I freeze the remaining marinated drumlets in a ziplock bag till next meal.

- The cooking time might vary depend on the size of the chicken wings.

[Philips XL Airfryer] Air-fried Honey Mustard Chicken
Prepared this Honey Mustard Chicken using airfryer (oven baked version here) and it too gives a similar to what you achieve when using a conventional oven or happy call pan. Good points are flavour is locked, meat is evenly cooked and you get that nice brown with crisp skin too.

(Yield: 2 | Preparation: 10 minutes | Cooking: 30 minutes)

1/2 portion of chicken (500 - 600g)

1.5 tablespoons whole grain mustard
1.5 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
rind of 1 lemon
juice of 1 lemon
1 sprig Rosemary, optional

1. Mix all the marinade ingredients (including the lemon) together and marinate the chicken for at least an hour.

1. Placed marinated chicken together with the marinade in the baking pan (or disposal baking try) and air-fried in 160 degree for 18 minutes.

2. Next increase temperate to 180 degree and bake for another 10-12 minutes until chicken is cooked through and nicely browned with a crisp outer skin.

[Philips XL Airfryer] Air-fried Teriyaki Chicken
You probably know Teriyaki Chicken is one of the popular dish which served in most Japanese restaurant. This is one of the comfort dish that we love because of the tender chicken with crisp skin and glossy sweet sauce that serve over a bowl of fluffy white rice.

To prepare this you can easily get a bottle of teriyaki sauce from supermarkets or make your own with basic ingredients found in most pantry. Below is an air-fried version which taste just a good and most importantly it is easy to prepare. As a complete meal you can add-on a fried/poached egg too.

(Yield: 2 | Preparation: 10 minutes | Cooking: 20 minutes)

2 boneless chicken drumstick (with thigh)
3 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
1 tablespoon cooking wine
1 teaspoon grated ginger
Some spring onion, white portion

1. Trim the fats off from the chicken cutlet. Combine all marinade ingredients together and pour it into a ziplock bag together with the chicken in it.

2. Set aside in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or a few hours ahead before cooking.

3. Arrange marinated chicken with skin side down in the air-fryer baking pan (disposal aluminum tray or ceramic dish). Pour in marinade and air-fried at 180 degree for 8 minutes.

4. Flip chicken over (skin side up), increase temperature to 195 degree then continue to cook for another 6 minutes or until meat is cooked and top is nicely brown.

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

1/2 cup Japanese light soy sauce
2 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons sweet rice wine (mirin)
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger, optional

1. Bring the soy sauce, water (mix with cornstarch), sweet rice wine, brown sugar, honey and fresh ginger to simmer in a small saucepan over medium low heat.

2. When the mixture starts to boil, lower the heat and continue to stir until the consistency that you like.

3. Remove from heat and transfer to a small bowl to cool (mixture will thicken as it cools).

[Philips XL Airfryer] Air-fried Asian Style Fish
We all know the best way to cook fish and retain its health benefits is to either steam, poach, bake or grill. Here we are using similar technique as Oven-Steamed Fish but instead of wrapping the fish with parchment paper we place it in the airfryer baking pan. The end result turnout great with perfectly "steamed" fish that is tender and silky in texture.

(Yield: 2 | Preparation: 10 minutes | Cooking: 20 minutes)

1 medium sea bass, halibut or fish cutlet (300 - 350g)
1 medium lime, cut into thin slices
1 tomato, cut into quarter
3 slices of ginger, julienned
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 bird eye chilli, sliced
1 stalk spring onion, cut into sections

1. Clean, rinse and pat dry the fish (cut into half to fix into the baking pan) then lightly season it with cooking wine.

2. Arrange tomato and lime on the fish then drizzle with the garlic oil mixture (saute ginger and minced garlic with 1 tablespoon of oil till golden brown) and top with spring onion and chilli.

3. Cover baking pan with aluminum foil and bake at 180 degree for 15 minutes. Check the fish, if not fully cooked continue for another 3 - 5 minutes.

4. Remove and serve immediately with steamed rice.


Do you like fries? What about Spam or Luncheon Meat? If your answers are 'yes" for both, I am sure you will go crazy with this delicious snack that you can serve with cold beer while having friends over on Friday night. Oh ya you can prepare some dips like sour cream, mustard sauce or chilli & lime mayo to go with the fries.

(Yield: 2 | Preparation: 5 minutes | Cooking: 10 minutes)

1 can of luncheon meat, cut into 0.5cm thick strips

1. Arrange luncheon meat on frying basket or grill pan.

2. Air-fried at 190 degree for 10 minutes for a crisp outer layer and slightly moist texture. Or cook for 15 minutes for a crisper texture.

[Philips XL Airfryer] Korean Hot & Spicy Chicken
Over the years Korean Fried Chicken has become popular in Singapore due to the K-drama because we often seen it being featured in the drama with other dishes like Ramen (instant noodles), Kimchi, Bibimbap, Hot Pot and more.

And now with my airfryer and this new CP Korean Chicken I can enjoy my favourite hot and spicy chicken anytime of the day whenever I crave for it while catching up my K-drama (anyone catching Descendant of the sun too)

(Yield: 2-3 | Preparation: 5 minutes | Cooking: 15 minutes)

1 packet of CP crispy chicken with korean hot and spicy sauce
Toasted sesame seeds & chopped spring onion, optional

1. Remove chicken mid-joints from packet (do not thaw) then arrange them on frying basket or grill pan of your air-fryer.

2. Cook at 200 degree for 15 minutes or until mid-joints are browned and crisp.

3. Remove and toss them evenly with the given Korean hot and spicy sauce. Serve immediately with some sesame seeds and spring onion garnishing.


My mum had being using her Viva Airfryer way before I got my XL version. She often use it to prepare or reheat food such as; toast, muffin, baking sweet potato or pumpkin or air-fried fish which can be easily done in minutes without oil being splatter around the stove or oven.

[Philips Viva Airfryer] Air-fried Chicken Mid-Joint
Simply marinate the chicken meat joint with light soy sauce, sesame oil, cooking wine and dash of pepper for at least 30 minutes. Before cooking, dust it with corn flour and place on grill pan then air-fried (preheat for 2 minutes) at 180 degree for 25 minutes till golden brown.

[Philips Viva Airfryer] Air-fried Mackerel Fish
Mum loves fish especially fried mackerel and black pomfret. Now with the help of the grill pan she can easily prepared her favourite fish without the hassle of  deep-frying as well "fishy & oily" smell in the kitchen.

Lightly season fish with sea salt, cooking wine and 1/2 teaspoon of cooking oil. Air-fried (preheat for 2 minutes) at 180 degree for 15 - 20 minutes (flip over after 10 minutes) depending on the size of the fish.

[Philips Viva Airfryer] Air-fried Pumpkin Cubes

[Philips Viva Airfryer] Air-fried Salmon & Pumpkin
Baked pumpkin or sweet potato is one of mum favourite afternoon snacks or quick dinner. In order to speed up the cooking time she often cut them in 1" cubes, lightly toss in olive oil (optional) and air-fried till soft. Above dish is air-fried salmon fish head which is season with miso paste, cooking wine and dash of cornflour before cooking at 180 degree for 15 - 20 minutes or until meat is cooked.

If you are interested, this Grill Pan (SG$65; grill pan + baking pan) which mum bought  is available via Philips Service Center (check out their website here) or online from for both Viva and XL version.

Verdict: Super good as both fish and prawn paste chicken (har cheong gai) turnout to have crispy outer skin and the oil from the mid-joint drips down from the holes of the grill pan too. Most importantly she finds the grill pan is easier to wash as compared to the frying basket where sometime food crumbs or fish might stick on it making it difficult to remove.

Cafe-style brunch such as warm croissant serve with cheesy baked egg and ham can be replicated easily at home with your airfryer too. If you are keen to try out some of our recipe, do check out the link @

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