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air fryer chicken drumsticks with a dip on the side and scallions on top.
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Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks

These air fryer chicken drumsticks are marinated in the most delicious garlic ginger sauce. Feed a crowd in under 30 minutes!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 136kcal


  • air fryer


  • 12 chicken drumsticks
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp minced ginger
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chili garlic sauce
  • 1/4 cup tamari soy sauce (low sodium soy sauce)
  • 1/4 cup tangerine juice or orange juice freshly squeezed
  • 3 green onion stalks chopped


  • Thinly slice the red onion. Add red onion, whole garlic cloves, minced ginger, black pepper, chili garlic sauce, soy sauce, and orange juice to a food processor or blender. Blend for 30 seconds. Set aside ¼ cup
  • Add drumsticks to a large mixing bowl and pour the sauce over the chicken. Gently toss to coat. Preheat the air fryer to 400* for 5 minutes.
  • Add drumsticks in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Cook for 8 minutes, flip and cook an additional 7 minutes. 
  • Remove drumsticks from the air fryer and place them on a serving platter. Top with chopped green onions and serve with remaining tangy ginger garlic sauce. Enjoy!


Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 591mg | Potassium: 206mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg