We had a craving for fried chicken tonight, but as we are not eating out much, we thought we would try to make some ourselves.
Air Fried Chicken Drumsticks
We could not believe how crisp and wonderful this chicken turned out. If you follow the air fryer directions, it will be done in half the time than the traditional oven method. We used our newest Lambs & Thyme Poultry rub blended with the bread crumbs and baking powder and flour. This will be available in early summer! We are loving experimenting with it!
- 1 lbs drumsticks (6-8 pieces)
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1T Dijon Mustard
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (I used my own homemade...I never throw out a heel of bread) or panko
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1/4 t baking powder
- 4t Lambs & Thyme Poultry Seasoning
(or or can try this Seasoning mix recipe from www.platedcravings.com)
- 1/2 t salt
- 1/2 t celery salt
- 1/4 t oregano
- 1/4 t cayenne
- 1 t paprika
- 1/4 garlic powder
- 1/4 t dried thyme
- 1/2 t ground ginger
- 1/2 t white pepper
- 1/2 t black pepper
- 4 T melted butter
In a 9x13 glass baking dish, mix mustard, buttermilk with 1/3 of the spice mix. Refrigerate and let marinate for at least 45 minutes and at most 8 hours.
Combine remaining seasoning mix with breadcrumbs, flour and baking powder in a shallow bowl or baking dish.
Remove drumsticks from buttermilk and dredge in flour seasoning mix, rolling around to coat evenly and thoroughly.
AirFryer directions: (preferred)
Place the drumsticks in one layer on a air fryer basket and air fry for 12 minutes at 390 degrees.
After 12 minutes, brush on all sides with melted butter and fry for about another 10 minutes at 350 degrees or until internal temp reaches 165 degrees on chicken. Always make sure the chicken is cooked thoroughly.
Let the the Drumsticks rest for 5 minutes covered with foil lightly before you eat...it is HOT!
Bake on a cookie sheet with a wire rack for 40-45 minutes (internal temp 165 degrees) at 425 degrees
turning halfway through and basting with melted butter.