Air Fryer Crispy Piri Piri Chicken Drumsticks

African

AIR FRYER CRISPY PIRI PIRI CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS

Author:Keesha

This is one you are going to love, I promise you! Gorgeously crispy on the outside and juicy, perfectly cooked meat on the inside, all marinated in an incredibly rich, aromatic Piri rub. You can’t go wrong!

Air Fryer Crispy Piri Piri Chicken Drumsticks

Air Fryer Crispy Piri Piri Chicken Drumsticks

Piri Piri is a chilly that originated in South America (as they all did). But now it grows wildly in Africa and is grown commercially there too. The Piri Piri chicken is a specialty of the Algarve in Portugal and has been around since the 15th century. Piri Piri sauce is ground pepper mixed with an assortment of classic European flavors, garlic, vinegar, olive oil, salt, bay leaves, and lemon juice. It is becoming wildly popular worldwide, and you’ll find it on the menu almost anywhere you go.

I like to add some extra spice to mine to give it my slant with some paprika, pepper powder, and chili flakes. It packs a nice punch! It goes well with some roasted veg or a lovely green salad to keep things friendly and straightforward. You could even try it with my Kachumbari salad or Jamaican rice and peas. Get this one into your regular roster. You won’t regret it. Enjoy!

Air Fryer Crispy Piri Piri Chicken Drumsticks

AIR FRYER CRISPY PIRI PIRI CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS

Keesha
This is one you are going to love, I promise you! Gorgeously crispy on the outside and juicy, perfectly cooked meat on the inside, all marinated in an incredibly rich, aromatic Piri rub. You can’t go wrong!
No ratings yet
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 22 mins
Total Time 31 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine African
Servings 3
Calories 280 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 6 Chicken drumsticks
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon Paprika
  • ½ teaspoon Pepper powder
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Chili Flakes
  • 3 tablespoons Piri piri

Instructions
 

  • First, add the chicken drumsticks to a large bowl and lemon, paprika, pepper powder, salt, chili flakes, and Piri Piri. Mix everything well together.
  • Leave the marinated chicken sit for at least 30 minutes in the fridge.
  • Add the drumsticks to the air fryer basket, and make sure they are not too close to each other. Air fry them at 400ºF / 200ºC until the chicken is crisp outside and done from the inside. Fry them for 20 to 25 minutes, flipping the chicken halfway through cooking.
  • Transfer the chicken to a serving platter. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with a herbs yogurt sauce or hot sauce.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 portionCalories: 280kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 27gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 139mgSodium: 551mgPotassium: 363mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 334IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mg
Tried this recipe?Let me know how it was!

Leave a Comment

Recipe Rating