Air fry cooking needs no introduction and if you’re like me, always looking for new ways to make easy, healthy and delicious food, then this recipe is for you.
Initially, I was skeptical and hesitant in using air fryers. After all, I had gone without it for so long and using “air” to cook food? I was so not convinced the end product will taste good. Two years later, I’m absolutely enamored with air fryers.
Like all beginners, I tried making frozen French fries with it. I pop them into the air fryer and after 8 mins, I was rewarded with crispy fries that were pretty good, consider no oil was added. I went on to experiment other things like chicken wings, vegetables, breaded food, spring rolls, etc and the results were amazing.
This Easy Air-Fry Honey Garlic Chicken recipe is one of our family favorites and this marinate is my multi-purpose seasoning I used frequently on my proteins. Besides drumsticks, you could also use chicken thighs, wings or even bone-in chicken breasts.
6 large chicken drumsticks
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp oyster sauce
2 tsp sugar
1 tbsp honey
Juice from 1 large lime (substitute with half lemon if unavailable)
1 tbsp corn starch
Black pepper to taste
Serves 3 to 4
Rinse the chicken and pat dry with paper towel.
Using a sharp knife, make a couple of slits on the chicken so that the marinade will penetrate deeper into the meat.
Add all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix well.
Place chicken drumsticks into the bowl and coat them evenly with the marinade.
Transfer into a large Ziploc bag and leave it in the fridge for 6 hours or overnight.
Bring the drumsticks to room temperature for about 30 mins.
Pre-heat your air fryer at 180°C for 2 mins.
Place drumsticks into the air fryer basket, leaving about 2 inches apart from each other.
Do not overcrowd the air fryer. Do in it several batches if necessary.
Cook for about 12 to 14 mins, flipping them halfway through.