Frozen chicken drumsticks cooked in the air fryer are absolutely delicious and can make for a quick and easy meal that will satisfy your cravings. The meat is kept juicy and tender inside the air fryer while producing a crispy outside. For stressful weeknights or when you need a quick meal, this is a great alternative because you can use frozen chicken drumsticks and it cooks food quickly in the air fryer.
Furthermore, air frying the chicken drumsticks is a healthier option than deep frying because it uses less oil to produce the same crispy texture. You can also add your favorite seasoning or marinade to the chicken drumsticks, to create a unique variety of flavor.
How long do I cook frozen drumsticks in the air fryer?
Basically, it depends on the air fryer’s performance. And normally if you air frying frozen drumsticks in the air fryer it takes around 20 mins at 390 degrees F.
The exact cooking time will depend on your air fryer performance and the size of the chicken thighs.
Chefman 6.3-Qt 4-In-1 Digital Air Fryer
6 pieces frozen chicken drumsticks
1 tsp paprika
½ tsp parsley
¼ tsp garlic powder
1 tsp black pepper
½ tsp kosher salt or pink salt
2 tablespoons Oil Olive
Take out the chicken drumsticks from the freezer. Wash the drumsticks in the sink and set them aside. Take a medium size bowl, add olive oil and the above-mentioned ingredients in the bowl, and mix well. Now pour the chicken drumsticks into the mixture and coat each piece well.
Preheat the air fryer for 4 mins at 400 F.
Step-3: Air Frying
Now put the drumsticks of chicken in the air fryer basket and cook them for 20 minutes at 390 F. After 10 minutes, turn the chicken drumsticks over. Check that they are finished after 20 minutes. You can air fry them for a further few minutes if you still think they need to be cooked more. They will be golden brown and crispy in texture.
When you remove frozen chicken from the freezer, there are occasional pieces that are firmly stuck together. If that is the case, you can soak them in water for a few mins. Or you can also air fryer them for a couple of mins so they can be easily separated.
You can adjust the salt and pepper quantity as per your taste.
When it comes to adding oil, helps in the marination. Moreover, it aids in the seasoning’s adherence to frozen chicken.
How to cook frozen chicken drumsticks in the oven?
Yes, you can also cook frozen chicken drumsticks in the oven as well. Though it takes more time than an air fryer still it’s doable. Start with preheating your oven to 400°F. To prevent sticking, cover a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. On the baking sheet, arrange the frozen chicken drumsticks in a single layer with some space between them. To help them brown and crisp up, lightly brush the chicken drumsticks with melted butter or a small amount of oil. And then cook them at 390 F for 35 minutes.
What you can serve with Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks?
Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks are a versatile dish that pairs well with a variety of sides. Here are some ideas for what you can serve with Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks:
Roasted Vegetables: It’s a great idea to serve some roasted veggies on the side, like broccoli, carrots, or asparagus, to counteract the flavors of the chicken drumsticks.
Salad: You can also try a variety of salads with chicken drumsticks such as Russian salad or fresh and crisp salad is a great way to add some veggies to the meal and provide some freshness to the dish.
Sweet Potato Fries: Crispy sweet potato fries are a delicious and healthy side dish that pairs well with chicken drumsticks.
Storage and reheating of frozen chicken drumsticks
If you have leftover frozen chicken drumsticks, you can easily store them in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days or in the freezer for up to 1 month.
To store the leftovers; Let the chicken drumsticks cool down to room temperature. Then place the chicken drumsticks in an airtight container or ziplock bag and place them in the refrigerator.
In order to reheat; place the chicken drumsticks air fryer for 4 mins at 375°F (190°C).
Recipe: Frozen chicken drumsticks
- Chefman Air Fryer
- 5-8 pieces Frozen chicken drumsticks
- 1 tsp Paprika
- 1/2 tsp Parsley
- 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp Black pepper
- 1/2 tsp Kosher salt or pink salt
- 2 tbsp Olive oil
- Take out thechicken drum sticks from the freezer.
- Wash the drumsticks in the sink and set aside.
- Take a medium size bowl, add olive oil and the above-mentioned ingredients in the bowl and mix well.
- Now pour the chicken drum sticks in the mixture and coat each piece well.
- Preheat their fryer for 4 mins at 400 F.
- Now place the chicken drumsticks in the air fryer basket and set the temperature at 390 F for 15 mins.
- Flip the sides after half time has been passed.
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