Air fryer Sesame Drumsticks

Air fryer Sesame Drumsticks Although chicken thighs have recently received a lot of well-deserved attention, we think the unassuming drumstick deserves equal attention. When a dish is inherently portable, which is uncommon, you can be sure it will become one of our favourites.

This meal is loosely inspired by two Chinese dishes: Coca-Cola wings, which were popular in China during the 1980s and 1990s, and fragrant, umami-filled Cantonese soy sauce chicken. You will have soy-marinated chicken that is slightly crunchy and perfectly soft in the air fryer, as opposed to poaching the chicken as is customary in soy sauce chicken. Then you’ll use the reserved marinade, along with some Coke, to make a sticky, sweetish sauce.

To create a filling and substantial dinner that will quickly become a weekly ritual, try pairing these with some nicely cooked white rice or a garlicky green salad.

Yields: 4 portions
20 minutes for preparation
A total of 20 minutes

Recipe by: Delish

Ingredients for the Recipe:

  • 2 pounds (about 8) of chicken drumsticks
  • Six tablespoons of soy sauce
  • Three grated garlic cloves
  • 1 1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • Ground cinnamon or 1/2 tsp. Chinese five-spice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2/3 c. Coke
  • Toasted sesame seeds, sliced scallions, and fresh cilantro leaves are used to garnish.


Instructions for the Recipe:

  • First Step Mix the soy sauce, honey, five spice, ginger, and garlic in a big basin. Stir in the drumsticks to coat. Place a plastic wrap over it and put it in the refrigerator.
  • Step Two Turn the chicken halfway during the minimum of 30 minutes and maximum of 1 hour of marinating time.
  • Step Three Heat the air fryer to 380 degrees. If needed, put the drumsticks to the air fryer in batches, being careful not to pack the basket too full, and save the leftover marinade. For ten minutes, air fry.
  • Step Four Move the marinade to a small saucepan, add the Coca-cola, and heat over high heat while the chicken cooks. Heat till boiling. then lower the heat to medium-low and simmer for two to three minutes, or until the sauce has thickened and covered the back of a spoon. Move the sauce into a big, heat-resistant bowl.
  • Step Five Apply a reduced sauce all over the drumsticks, turn them over, and continue air-frying for a further 7 to 10 minutes, or until an instant thermometer reads 165º.
  • Step Six Coat the cooked drumsticks by tossing them in the sauce. Serve with sesame seeds, cilantro, and onions on top.


Nutrition Facts: Calories per Serving (for 4)

415 g of fat, 6 g of saturated fat, and 0 g of trans fat
209 mg of cholesterol, 1562 mg of sodium, 11 g of carbohydrates, 0 g of fibre, 8 g of sugar, and 43 g of protein.
Zero micrograms of vitamin D
34 mg of calcium, 2 mg of iron, and 605 mg of potassium
Note: Based on the ingredients and preparation that are available, Edamam has estimated the information displayed.

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