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Okay question time: can I call drumsticks drummies? I feel like it is way cuter and more endearing that way. And super original. So I’m going to go with it.
These little beauties are almost too simple. I have been without an oven for almost two month now (gasp!) and have been exclusively using either my cast iron pan, Instant Pot or Air Fryer. While I do have amazing tools at my disposal, it has been a bit of a shock to be without an oven for so long! I have adapted though and will prevail!
I decided to experiment with some different sauces and I have to say I am amazed at how freakin’ easy it is to make good tasting food with these sauces. Like blown away. So dang simple.
I marinated the drummies overnight and cooked them right before dinner and had perfectly crispy drumsticks in under 25 minutes! Much faster than the oven and crispier 😏
For the first set of drummies I chose a buffalo hot wing style courtesy of all the football and hot wings I have been seeing lately! Since hot sauce tastes so dang good on wings I wanted to try it on drumsticks! Turns out it’s just as good if not better because you get so much more meat on a drumstick! YUM. I talked about the Tessemae’s dressing I used last week in this post. Obsessed doesn’t even begin to cover it.
Second, I used a Lemon Garlic dressing also from Tessemae’s and I was very pleasantly surprised at how tender and moist the drummies stayed inside while still crisping up nicely on the outside. While I love me some Lemon Garlic dressing I’m pretty sure the drumsticks would also taste good with the Honey Mustard dressing or the any of the Ranch flavors. Mmm.
I hope you love these as much as I do! Team drummies for life ❤️
Crispy Air Fryer Drumsticks – 2 Ways (Paleo)
(PALEO, GLUTEN-FREE, DAIRY-FREE, REFINED SUGAR-FREE)
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES COOK TIME: 20 MINUTES
1-2 lbs. chicken drumsticks
⅛ tsp. sea salt
Juice of one lemon
- Pour dressing of choice over wings in a bowl and mix to coat fully.
- Store in fridge and marinate at least one hour or up to 24 hours.
- Place in air fryer and set to 375 degrees for 20 minutes, flipping once half way through at 10 minutes.
- When finished, sprinkle with sea salt and a splash of lemon juice and more sauce if desired. Enjoy!
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