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Air Fryer Chicken Tikka Drumsticks: Crispy and Full of Flavour

Chicken drumsticks are perfect for the air fryer!

They can be cooked in your favourite flavours, breaded or with just a little salt and pepper.

Read on to see how simple it is to cook delicious air fryer chicken drumsticks!

chicken tikka drumstick

🛒 What You Need

Ingredients

  • 8 chicken drumsticks (or the amount you need)
  • 100g Greek yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp tikka powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

👩‍🍳 How To Make Air Fryer Chicken Tikka Drumsticks

Step 1

In a bowl, mix the tikka powder and Greek yoghurt together.

tikka powder mixed with Greek yoghurt

Step 2

Pour the chicken tikka yoghurt mixture over the raw chicken drumsticks and leave to marinate for at least 30 minutes, longer if you have time.

chicken drumsticks in tikka marinade

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Step 3

Transfer the chicken drumsticks to the air fryer basket. If you have a small air fryer you may need to cook them in batches.

raw chicken drumsticks covered in tikka marinade in air fryer basket

Step 4

Set the air fryer temperature to 200°C/390°F and the timer for 22 minutes. Turn the chicken drumsticks over at the halfway mark and check on how they are cooking.

The chicken drumsticks are ready when the skin is crispy, and the juices run clear. If you have a meat thermometer, the internal temperature should read 75°C.

Return the chicken drumsticks to the air fryer for a little longer if needed.

chicken tikka drumsticks on a plate next to air fryer

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chicken tikka drumsticks in air fryer

Air Fryer Chicken Tikka Drumsticks

Yield: 8 drumsticks
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

These air fryer chicken tikka drumsticks are deliciously crispy and full of flavour. With only a few ingredients, you'll soon be enjoying these tasty drumsticks.

Ingredients

  • 8 chicken drumsticks (or the amount you need)
  • 100g Greek yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp tikka powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

Instructions

    1. In a bowl, mix the tikka powder and Greek yoghurt together.
    2. Pour it over the raw chicken drumsticks, making sure they are all covered.
    3. Leave to marinate for at least 30 minutes, longer if there is time.
    4. Transfer the chicken drumsticks to the air fryer basket and set the temperature to 200°C/390°F. Set the timer for 22 minutes. Check on them at the halfway mark and turn them over. The chicken is ready when the skin has crisped up, and the juices run clear. If you have a meat thermometer, the internal temperature should read 75°C. If they are not ready, return to the air fryer for 2 to 3 more minutes.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 181Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 118mgSodium: 102mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 23g

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