Another recipe from my drafts finally makes its appearance today. I had tried it many months ago but simply didn’t get around to writing down the recipe and editing the pictures. I generally do these things as soon as I wrap up the photo shoot as I hate to forget how I made the dish (the minor changes to the recipe I mean). So, this recipe was part of the booklet that I got along with the Philips Airfryer and I just tweaked it a little bit to suit our taste. Till the time I made these I wasn’t so adventurous with trying out new recipes in the Airfryer. It has been a saviour when it comes to quickly frying kebabs and meatballs but I didn’t go beyond that comfort zone. I have a few recipes in mind that I want to try out but somehow don’t get around to doing that.
Coming back to this recipe, these drumsticks make for a perfect option for an appetizer for a small party. If you are expecting a small bunch of people for lunch or dinner and want to make something quick and easy in your airfryer, this should be your go to recipe. You don’t have a party and still want to make it? Be my guest. Serve these to little ones, especially fans of chicken drumsticks – you know that little kid who will happily hold a drumstick and munch on it all day? Depending on your audience feel free to adjust the spice level. You may want to make them nice and spicy if you are serving this to adults but try to tone down the spice and make the marinade slightly sweet if you want to entertain your little munchkins.
Do leave the skin on as it gives a nice glaze and juiciness to the chicken, not to forget the gorgeous golden brown colour that enhances the appearance. However, if you are health conscious you may use skinless drumsticks too.
I really hope you enjoy this recipe. I have a lot more coming up shortly so do stay tuned!
Sweet & spicy drumsticks made in an Airfryer make for a quick & delicious appetizer
- 6 chicken drumsticks
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1/2 tablespoon mustard paste (sauce)
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- salt & pepper to taste
In a large bowl add all the ingredients mentioned under 'For the marinade' and mix well. Rub this mixture all over the drumsticks and keep aside for at least 20-30 minutes, overnight for best results.
Preheat the Airfryer to 200 degrees C for 10 minutes.
Place the drumsticks into the Airfryer basket and roast them for 10 minutes. Then reduce the temperature to 180 degrees C and roast them for another 10 minutes or till the thighs are tender and achieve a golden crust
Serve hot with any accompaniment of your choice