Next, coat chicken pieces in the starch mixture and place them on a cooling rack. heat a skillet with a little oil to cover the bottom on high heat. Also, make sure to preheat the air fryer. When the skillet is hot, add chicken, cook each side for 15 seconds, this will set and crisp up the skin. The chicken will actually cook in the air fryer. Add the chicken to the air fryer, hit air crisp or air fry, temp should be 390 degrees. Air fry 8 minutes on each side, or until crispy and cooked through. Takes about 16 minutes, you will need to cook in 2 batches. Place chicken on a clean cooling rack, and let cool for 5 minutes before saucing. Make the sauce when the chicken is air frying.