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Air Fryer Chin Chin

Air Fryer Chin Chin

Guilt-free snacking has never been this easy! This AIR FRYER CHIN CHIN recipe turns your classic West African holiday snack into a healthier treat. Sounds impossible? Well, it’s here and it’s totally happening! Snacks are now becoming healthy!
Course Snacks
Cuisine African
Keyword air fryer, air fryer chin chin, chin chin, holiday recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 421kcal
Author Imma


  • 3 ½ cups (440g) all-purpose flour , plus more  for rolling
  • ½ teaspoon (2g) baking powder 
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5g) salt 
  •  ½ -¾ cup (100g-150g) sugar 
  • 1-2 teaspoons (2g-4g) grated nutmeg 
  • 1 teaspoon (2g) grated lime zest 
  • 1/3 cup (75.67g) margarine/butter
  • 1 large egg 
  • ¾ cup (180ml) milk 


  • In a large bowl mix together flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, nutmeg, and grated lime. 
  • Then add the butter to the flour and mix well until the butter is well incorporated with the flour.
  • Whisk the egg into the mixture. Keep mixing until you have formed a sticky dough ball. 
  • Dump the dough ball onto a floured surface and knead, incorporating more flour into the dough as needed, until the dough is smooth, elastic, and even in color and no longer sticky.
  • Divide the dough in half. On a floured board, roll each half about ⅙ inches thick. Just like linguine or fettuccine. You can make it easy by using a pasta machine if you have one available. Make shapes as desired. 
  • Preheat Air Fryer according to manufacturer instruction. Set at 300 degrees F.
  • Remove the basket from the air fryer and spray the basket with cooking oil spray. 

  • Place the cut out chin in the basket in a single layer. Spray them with a cooking oil spray.  
  • Cook for 15-18 minutes. Take the basket out and give the chips a test. If the chips still aren’t crisp, continue cooking for another 2 minutes.  You will have to shake the basket several times for even cooking.
  • Disclaimer: Cooking times will vary depending on what type of air fryer you use and the color you like.  If the settings above do not work for you, adjust accordingly.
  • Oven Instructions: Preheat oven to 375 ºF. Line a cookie sheet with foil or parchment paper. Place the chin chin on the sheet pan and spray them with cooking spray. Bake for 6 minutes.  Might take up to 10 minutes, depending on your oven. 


  1. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 421kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 397mg | Potassium: 163mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 774IU | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 3mg