I use my air fryer all the time. And why wouldn't I? It cooks food quickly and crispier then a traditional oven would. Plus, with the weather getting warmer, I like the fact that I don't have to heat up my whole kitchen by using the oven. Are you loving air fryer recipes as well? Then check out this easy recipe for Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks. The whole family will love this easy dish! A great appetizer that can also be made in the air fryer are these Air Fryer Cheese Curds.
Why cook chicken in the air fryer
Have you ever prepared food using an air fryer? Air frying is a popular cooking method that allows you to prepare crispy food with minimal fat. This method works especially well with chicken legs.
What makes air fryer Teriyaki chicken awesome
- Four ingredients!
- Cook up quickly thanks to the air fryer
- Sticky drumsticks made with a sweet and sour sauce
How to make Teriyaki chicken drumsticks
You'll want to be sure the drumsticks are as dry as can be by patting them down with a paper towel.
Once you are done with that, use a basting brush to coat each drumstick in melted butter.
Place the drumsticks in the air fryer basket, making sure to leave room between them.
Fry the drumsticks in the air fryer at 375 degrees for 35 minutes until they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
Remove them from the air fryer & coat then in teriyaki sauce using the basting brush.
After the chicken has been coated, place it back in air fryer for another 5 minutes.
Garnish with green onion & enjoy! You'll want to be sure to serve this dish with lots of napkins.
These tender air fryer chicken legs are full of flavor!
Air Fryer Chicken Teriyaki Drumsticks
- 6 Drumsticks
- 1 Stick Butter Melted
- ¾ cup Teriyaki Sauce
- Green Onion Diced
- Make sure drumsticks are as dry as can be by patting them down with a towel.
- Coat each drumstick in butter.
- Place drumsticks on air fryer basket without overcrowding.
- Cook at 375 degrees for 35 minutes.
- Remove from air fryer & coat in teriyaki sauce.
- Place back in air fryer for another 5 minutes.
- Garnish with green onion & enjoy!
This nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using online calculators. Your nutritional information may vary depending on numerous factors.
Frequently asked questions
My favorite thing to serve with these is white rice. I love to scoop some rice on a plate and place the glazed drumsticks on top. So good! Brown rice works as well. You can also serve this with a side of veggies. They would also be great with these Easy Loaded Smashed Potatoes or 3 Ingredient Asian Slaw.
Yes, chicken wings and chicken thighs also work great in the air fryer using this same cooking method. Just check the doneness with a meat thermometer as cooking times will vary.
You can store them in a airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
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