Making air fryer chicken at home in your airfryer is easier than you think! This crispy air fried chicken drumsticks recipe uses basic pantry ingredients you probably already have on hand. You can also substitute for chicken wings or chicken tenderloins or chicken thighs or mix it all up and make them all! The recipe is easy enough that you make this for a weeknight dinner.

Whether you walk the small kitchen appliance aisle of Sam’s Club or Costco or Target…there is one thing that’s clear and that’s the popularity of air fryers! There is something so super convenient about a small countertop appliance that is versatile enough to cook delicious meats, vegetables, homemade, frozen food, and even bread! And it’s all healthier!

Fun Fact About Air Fryers

Did you know that an air fryer uses convection to cook food? We call it a “fryer” but of course there’s no oil…so we know it’s not really being fried….but what it’s actually doing is using a unique perforated basket to expose all sides of the food to the air, and then using fans to circulate the heat and cook the food faster and on all sides, making it crispier and more like a traditional oil fried food.

Many people don’t realize their home oven has a convection setting! I knew mine had it but I didn’t know how to use it. It’s like a super sized air fryer – because it’s a full size oven it means I can cook a large quantity in one batch instead of multiple in a small air fryer! If your oven doesn’t have a convection setting, then air fryers are a great countertop option! If it does, check out this air fryer basket I use. I got mine from Costco last year, I haven’t seen it but you can get the exact same