Chicken drumsticks are one of our favorite parts of chicken and we thought you’d love this easy collection of air fryer make ahead drumsticks recipes.
The air fryer cooks chicken to perfection whether from fresh or frozen. The most fun part for me is the fact that drumsticks cook super fast in the air fryer. You need to check out this air fried boiled chicken drumsticks, I’m in love.
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Make ahead Air fryer drumsticks for meal prep
From our recent air fryer Cajun chicken and air fryer marinated chicken drumsticks recipes we realized we needed to create a round up of some of our favorite air fryer drumsticks recipes because they are great for meal prep and saves time.
If you prefer chicken thigh recipes, this air fryer boneless chicken thighs recipe is one to try and these air fryer chicken bites taste so good. Love to boil chicken first? You should check out our air fried boiled chicken thighs too.
Quick tip! This is collection of more than one recipe. If you scroll through you will find each recipe. Simply click on each to take you to the one you want to try first. Let me know in the comments which was your favorite.
Why we love the air fryer for chicken
- It saves time.
- This method delivers maximum flavor with minimal effort.
- It’s beginner friendly
Air fryer make ahead drumsticks Recipes
These are some of our favorites currently on the website. We will continue to update this post as we add more delicious make ahead drumsticks. Be sure to sign up for our week my newsletter so you don’t miss a new recipe.
Air Fryer Yum’s Pro Tip! Air fryer temperatures may vary depending on size, make and model. When making a recipe for the first time, start with less time, check for doneness then add more time as needed.
What to serve with Air fryer drumsticks
There are a variety of sides to serve with air fried chicken From veggies to fries. Below are some we recipes we use often.
Air frying Tips
- No need to preheat the air fryer
- Do not overcrowd basket
- A digital meat thermometer is highly recommended.
- Larger pieces will take slightly longer than regular sized pieces.
Here you’ll find answers to common questions about this recipe. If your question isn’t answered, please leave us a comment below and we’ll gladly answer them.
On the average, chicken drumsticks cook in 25 to 30 mins in an air fryer. This timing also depends on certain factors like type of air fryer, if you preheated or not, and the size of the drumsticks. The best tool for checking when drumsticks are fully cooked is the meat thermometer. It should read at least 165°F (74°C)
Yes you can put raw chicken in an air fryer and cook it till it’s fully cooked. Just like you would in an oven.
Tools used in most air fryer recipes
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What air fryer to buy?
- Cosori dual blaze air fryer you can get yours here for up to 20% off with code YUM while supplies last.
- Cosori air fryer. I like that it comes in 3 colors, Black, Red and White (my favorite) some of these models were in the Cosori air fryer recall list so ensure you get the right model.
- Instant vortex air fryer oven. You can get yours here.
- Ninja Air fryer 5.5 qt
- Ninja foodi Dual zone 10qt