Chicken drumsticks are a timeless favorite, known for their juicy meat and flavorful skin. This simple yet mouthwatering recipe takes chicken drumsticks to the next level by marinating them in a blend of aromatic spices and herbs before air frying. The result is tender, succulent drumsticks with a crispy, golden exterior that's sure to please both kids and adults.
- 10-12 chicken drumsticks
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper (adjust to taste)
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper. Mix well to create a flavorful marinade.
- Pat the chicken drumsticks dry with paper towels, and then add them to the bowl with the marinade. Toss the chicken drumsticks until they are evenly coated with the seasoning mixture. You can also use a resealable plastic bag for marinating if you prefer.
- Cover the bowl or seal the bag and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the chicken to marinate. For even better flavor, marinate for up to 4 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
- Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C) for a few minutes.
- Place the marinated chicken drumsticks in the Eazy MealZ Air Fryer Basket in a single layer, making sure they don't touch each other. You may need to cook in batches, depending on the size of your air fryer.
- Air fry the chicken drumsticks at 375°F (190°C) for 25-30 minutes, turning them halfway through the cooking time. Cook until the drumsticks are golden brown and the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
- Once done, remove the chicken drumsticks from the air fryer and let them rest for a few minutes before serving.
- Serve the air-fried chicken drumsticks with your favorite sides, such as mashed potatoes, coleslaw, or a green salad.
Enjoy your crispy and flavorful chicken drumsticks! This recipe is great for a quick and easy meal.