Air Fried Quails Recipe 2022

Marinade version dated 12/19/2022: Mother-in-law packed a suitcase full of frozen goodies and that included two big fat home-raised Coturnix quails.
My mom likes this marinade version for the quails too. Let’s gather the ingredients!


  • 5 super duper big Coturnix quails
  • 2 Tbsp Mirin (rice wine)
  • 1/4th tsp Five Spice
  • 1/8 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tsp Lee Kum Kee “No-MSG chicken powder”
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic or 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Lemongrass powder
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Kikkoman regular soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Golden Mountain seasoning sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Hoisin sauce


  • Marinate quails for at least 6 hours hours or overnight if for a more flavorful taste.
  • Convention bake for 20 minutes in my Oster French double door air fryer at 350F.
  • Then air fry for 20 minutes.
  • These are the biggest and meatiest Coturnix quails I have ever aten.

It’s so good! I hope your family enjoys this air fried quails recipe too.

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