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Air fryer teriyaki chicken drumsticks

Amazing teriyaki chicken drumsticks dinner or it also could be a party appetizer! Easy to make, healthy, beginners and kids friendly. This sticky drumsticks marinated in thick sauce could be easily substituted to thighs, wings or even breast.

Air fryer chicken drumsticks with teriyaki sauce

So, how do you cook chicken drumsticks in the air fryer?

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 360 degrees.
  2. Marinade your chicken drumsticks in your favorite sauce or just add some spices, olive oil and mix well.
  3. Cook in preheated air fryer basket for 20 minutes. Dont forget to shake the basket a few times to allow the chicken to cook evenly.
  4.  Serve as is, over rice or with the salad. Also You can serve it with the dipping sauce!

I tried to cook Air fryer whole chicken and Air fryer chicken wings and everything turned out delicious too. Air fryer is just make to cook all kind of chicken in it!

plastic bag with drimstickschicken legs in the air fryer basket

Homemade teriyaki sauce for air fryer chicken

Ingredients that you will need

  • 1/2 soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • couple tablespoons of rice wine
  • one and a half tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

Directions: Mix all listed above ingredients in a small sauce pan and simmer until the sugar is dissolved. Dont boil.

Once the sauce is cool, add it to the Ziploc bag with your preferred chicken parts( i used drumstick in this recipe).

cooking chicken drumsticks

Ok, so this Air fryer teriyaki chicken drumsticks were amazing! Juicy inside and sticky and flavorful on the outside.

If you wonder how to wash the air fryer from the sticky sauce, dont worry! Just soak in warm water with soap for a little bit and then scrub it with a sponge. It should come out easily!

a bowl with chicken drumsticks

To add an extra Asian look ( in addition to teriyaki sauce) i added some white sesame seeds on top and some chopped green onions! It made the dish look so pretty!

You can cook more of this drumsticks, just make sure not to overcrowd the air fryer basket.

two chicken drumsticks

Hope you will like the recipe. Ask me any question in comments!

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Air fryer teriyaki chicken drumsticks

Amazing teriyaki chicken drumsticks dinner or it also could be a party appetizer! Easy to make, healthy, beginners and kids friendly. This sticky drumsticks marinated in thick sauce could be easily substituted to thighs, wings or even breast.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Japanese
Keyword: air fryer
Servings: 6 drumsticks
Calories: 163kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 cup teriyaki sauce

Instructions

  • The easiest recipe ever! Mix drumsticks with teriyaki sauce in a gallon size zip lock bag. Let marinade for 30 minutes
  • Preheat air fryer to 360 degrees. Place drumsticks in one layer in the air fryer basket and cook for 20 minutes. Shake the basket couple times through cooking.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and chopped green onions.

Notes

See post for a homemade teriyaki sauce recipe
 

Nutrition

Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 1918mg | Potassium: 276mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 0.7% | Calcium: 2% | Iron: 7.2%

air fryer chicken drumsticks

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