Air Fryer Spicy Chicken Drumsticks Recipe – incredibly easy to make in the air fryer! Chicken drumsticks marinated in Italian dressing, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce. SO tender and juicy. Add extra hot sauce to cooked chicken if you like it really spicy. You will never cook chicken drumsticks any other way! Seriously the BEST!
Easy Air Fryer Chicken Drumstick Recipe
I am obsessed with my air fryer. I use it at least times a week. I am always testing out ways to cook our favorite foods in the air fryer. These Air Fryer Spicy Chicken Drumsticks are a new favorite! SO easy and they tasted incredible. Super tender and juicy. It is definitely my new favorite way to cook chicken drumsticks. We ate these for dinner and leftover for lunch during the week. YUM! They taste great warm or cold out of the fridge. If you are a drumstick person, you don’t want to miss this recipe!!
Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks With No Breading
One of my favorite things about these Air Fryer Spicy Chicken Drumsticks is there is no breading. The drumsticks are marinated in a mixture of Italian dressing, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce. I like to let the chicken marinate in the refrigerator overnight. If you don’t plan ahead, just marinate the chicken as long as you can. I would say a couple of hours would be fine.
Now, despite being marinated in hot sauce, these chicken drumsticks aren’t really spicy. If you want to crank up the heat, toss the cooked chicken in more hot sauce. YUM!! I am a spicy food person, so the more hot sauce the better!
How to Cook Chicken Drumsticks in the Air Fryer
These Spicy Chicken Drumsticks are SUPER easy to make in the air fryer. Place the chicken in the air fryer basket and cook. The chicken is going to cook at two different temperatures for a total of 35 minutes. I shook the basket about midway through the cooking time to make sure all the drumsticks were exposed to the heat.
I have the Philips XXL air fryer and it held all 12 of the drumsticks. If your air fryer is smaller, you will need to cook the chicken in batches. I have a Philips XL and the XXL air fryer. I HIGHLY suggest getting the XXL. It is so much bigger and perfect for a family. Heck, there are only two of us and I still prefer the larger air fryer.
What to Serve with Air Fryer Spicy Chicken Drumsticks
These Air Fryer Spicy Chicken Drumsticks were a huge hit in our house. We have them on the menu for our 4th of July celebration. You can’t beat an easy and delicious main dish! We like to serve these drumsticks with some rice and green beans. They also go great with pasta salad and baked beans. Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with these Air Fryer Spicy Chicken Drumsticks:
quick, easy, simple, gluten-free, keto, paleo, no flour, no breading, low-carb
Yield: serves 4 to 6Author: Stephanie @ PlainChicken.com
Air Fryer Spicy Chicken Drumsticks
prep time: 5 minscook time: 35 minstotal time: 40 mins
Air Fryer Spicy Chicken Drumsticks Recipe – incredibly easy to make in the air fryer! Chicken drumsticks marinated in Italian dressing, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce. SO tender and juicy. Add extra hot sauce to cooked chicken if you like it really spicy. You will never cook chicken drumsticks any other way! Seriously the BEST! #airfryer #chicken #drumsticks #chickendrumsticks
2 cups Italian dressing
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
3/4 cup hot sauce
12 chicken drumsticks
Combine Italian dressing, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce.
Place chicken in a ziplock bag. Pour marinade over chicken. Seal bag and toss to coat. Refrigerate a few hours to overnight.
Remove chicken from the marinade. Discard marinade.
Place chicken in the basket of the air fryer. Cook at 400ºF for 20 minutes. Shake basket. Reduce heat to 325ºF and cook an additional 15 minutes.
Cook chicken in batches if your air fryer isn’t large enough to cook all 12 drumsticks.
If you want spicier chicken, toss cooked chicken in additional hot sauce.