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The Best Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

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When you bite into this juicy Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks with Whiskey Barbecue Sauce you will fall in love. Tender chicken, cooked to perfection and covered in a Crown Royal sauce.

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πŸ₯£Drool-worthy Meal

Cooking air fryer chicken drumsticks is so EASY! You won’t believe how quickly they cook and how awesome they taste.

What makes these the Best Chicken Drumsticks is the fact that I added a shot of Crown Royal Whiskey to the BBQ sauce. Ya’ll it’s DEVINE! I love chicken drumsticks pretty much no matter how they are made, but adding that whiskey took them to an entirely new level of incredible.

πŸ— Ingredients

You literally only need 4 ingredients to make this insanely good air fryer chicken legs. You won’t believe how quick and easy they are! Let’s talk about the ingredients needed:

  • 8 Chicken Drumsticks
  • 1 Cup of Your Favorite Barbecue Sauce (I used Head Country)
  • 1 – 2 Shots Crown Royal Whiskey
  • Salt and Pepper To Taste
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🍴 Directions

You will have this insanely good chicken dinner in under 30 minutes. Great for busy weeknights when you don’t have a lot of time to devote to cooking.

  1. Place chicken legs in a bowl and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Add barbecue sauce and whiskey to chicken and stir until mixed well.
  3. Heat the air fryer to 400 degrees F. Spray olive oil to basket and add chicken drumsticks.
  4. Cook for 10 minutes, turn and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Check the internal temperature and remove when it’s between 160 – 165 degrees F. Let the air fryer chicken drumsticks rest for 10 minutes then serve.

πŸ₯„ Storage

After the cooked drumsticks have cooled, place them inside of an airtight container. They will last in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

NOTE: These air fryer chicken legs are fantastic for meal prepping. Add them to a food storage container and add some roasted veggies for an easy lunch.

πŸ… Variations

As usual, you can add all sorts of ingredients and make adjustments to fit your desires and needs. Here are my favorite adjustments:

  • Chicken Breasts: If you aren’t a fan of chicken legs, you can make air fryer chicken breasts with the same recipe. Cut the cooking time by 2 minutes and be sure to flip them halfway through.
  • Chicken Wings: Try out wings with the same recipe and you can’t help but drool when you bite into them! Trust me they are that incredible.
  • Seasonings: Add a teaspoon of garlic salt, onion salt, Cajun seasoning, or anything else that you love. I think they are great with just salt and pepper, but you may want to add some extra pizzazz.

❓ FAQs

Can I Use Another Kind of Whiskey?

Yes, any kind of whiskey you have on hand or enjoy will work great. We love Crown Royal so almost always have it on hand. After you get done with the bottle be sure to turn it into an Awesome Soap Dispenser too.

What Do I Serve With Chicken Legs?

I serve all kinds of things with these air fryer chicken drumsticks. Here are a few ideas that I think you may enjoy as well.

  • French Fries: You can go simple and just bake some french fries in the oven. Any variety would be great! Waffle fries and sweet potato fries are our favorites.
  • Salad: Any kind of salad would be great. We often serve my Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing.
  • Roasted Veggies: You can never go wrong with serving roasted vegetables. They give you some nutrients and taste great too.
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Yield: 8

The Best Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

The Best Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks Recipe - Sink your teeth into the Best Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks and you won't regret it! They are coated in a Whiskey Barbecue Sauce that's finger-licking good. #chicken #drumsticks #airfryer #easy #under30minutes #dinner #homefreshideas

These are the ULTIMATE best Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks. They are cooked in Whiskey Barbecue Sauce and give you sweet and tangy goodness in every bite.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 Chicken Drumsticks
  • 1 Cup Barbecue Sauce (I Used Head Country)
  • 1 - 2 Shots Crown Royal Whiskey
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)

Instructions

  1. Place chicken legs in a bowl and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Add barbecue sauce and whiskey to chicken and stir until mixed well.
  3. Heat the air fryer to 400 degrees F. Spray olive oil to basket and add chicken drumsticks.
  4. Cook for 10 minutes, turn and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Check the internal temperature and remove when it's between 160 - 165 degrees F. Let the air fryer chicken drumsticks rest for 10 minutes then serve.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 265Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 116mgSodium: 489mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 22g

I am not a dietician and this nutritional information can change based on the ingredients you use. This is an estimate based off of what I used to prepare the dish. It's here for your convenience.

The Best Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks Recipe - Sink your teeth into the Best Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks and you won't regret it! They are coated in a Whiskey Barbecue Sauce that's finger-licking good. #chicken #drumsticks #airfryer #easy #under30minutes #dinner #homefreshideas
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