Crispy Curry Drumsticks (Air Fryer)

Contributed By: Parker


1 pound chicken drumsticks
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons curry powder
1/2 teaspoon onion salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Minced fresh cilantro, optional


1. In a large bowl, place chicken and enough water to cover. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt; let stand 15 minutes at room temperature. Drain and pat dry.
2. Preheat air fryer to 375°. In a another bowl, mix oil, curry powder, onion salt, garlic powder and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; add chicken and toss to coat. In batches, place chicken in a single layer on tray in air-fryer basket. Cook until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 170° to 175°, 15 to 17 minutes, turning halfway through. If desired, sprinkle with cilantro.

Helpful Hints:

These air-fryer chicken drumsticks are flavorful, crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Sometimes I'll add some red pepper flakes in addition to the curry powder if I want to spice it up a bit. I like to serve it with chicken-seasoned rice and boiled broccoli.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Cook: 15 min./batch
YIELD: 4 servings.
Nutrition Facts
2 ounces cooked chicken: 180 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 711mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 15g protein.

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