Here is a great recipe, which is a twist on a basic air fried chicken dish, last year, I used the grill to make this chicken dish, and my kids loved it so, I decided to try it in the air fryer.
The sauce adds a great flavor to the chicken, along with the rub. My kids love it because it reminds them of takeout chicken, but better because they can have it at home. This chicken is moist, flavorful, and has a great texture as well. My entire family ate it, and it can be made ahead of time, just cover it with aluminum foil and keep it in the refrigerator, until ready to eat.
I purchased our air fryer last April, and then I purchased another air fryer in December, and yet, I just ordered another one this week. It has quickly become one of our favorite kitchen appliances, and it replaced my oven. The other day, I was dusting my oven, and I was thinking, when was the last time, I used this?
The air fryer is nice and light and with very little oil, you too can get healthy, crisped dinners (chicken, etc). And, it saves you a ton of time, because it doesn’t require you to wait for the oven to preheat, and the dishes quickly cook, compared to the oven.
Here are some tips for air frying chicken:
- Seasoning your chicken is important.
- Most chicken dishes can be rubbed and then set into the refrigerator ahead of time. So, when you come home from work/errands/kids, etc., you can just place it in the air fryer, spray it with olive oil spray and air fryer.
- Spraying the chicken with olive oil spray is one of the keys. I spray the heck of out of, and I always get no white spots and tender (way juicy) chicken.
- Always flip the chicken halfway, and then spray again. This way both sides are nice, light, and tender.
- Because eating uncooked chicken is unhealthy and can you sick, invest in a meat thermometer.
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Air Fryer, Garlic Paprika Chicken Drumsticks
With a few simple ingredients, you will have a real budget meal.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 20
- Total Time: 30
- Yield: 6 servings 1x
- Category: Main Course
- Method: Air Fryer
- Cuisine: American
- 1 pound chicken drumsticks
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon dry oregano
- Start by seasoning your drumsticks with salt and pepper.
- In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, minced garlic, paprika, red pepper flakes, and oregano.
- Dip your chicken drumsticks into the marinade.
- Coat all of the drumsticks.
- Then add them to the Air Fryer Basket.
- Set your time for 12 minutes and your temperature to 370 degrees F.
- Flip your chicken drumsticks and set for another 8 minutes.
- Check your internal temperature of the chicken, which needs to be 165 degrees F. If not add another 5 minutes.
- Remove your chicken from the basket.
- Plate, serve and enjoy!
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