Easy Air Fryer Mexican Chicken Drumsticks
by Mona Fe Sotomayor on May 08, 2023
Ready to whip up a mouthwatering meal that'll have your family asking for seconds? We've got just the recipe for you – Mexican Chicken Drumsticks. These delicious, zesty drumsticks are perfect for a fun family dinner and will become a staple in your household.
What makes this recipe even more appealing is that it's prepared in an air fryer, giving you a healthier, fuss-free cooking experience. And to add a touch of charm and convenience to your mealtime, serve these drumsticks in WMBT Snackies, perfect for both presentation and practicality. Trust us, you and your family are in for a treat!
Discovering the Air Fryer Magic
The air fryer has quickly become a game-changer in many households, and it's easy to see why.
With their ability to cook food quickly and evenly while using less oil, air fryer recipes are gaining popularity for their convenience and health benefits.
Our Mexican Chicken Drumsticks are no exception; they're a prime example of the air fryer magic at work. Cooking drumsticks in an air fryer transforms them into a delicious, crispy-on-the-outside, tender-on-the-inside delight. This drumstick chicken recipe is tasty and easy to prepare, making it an ideal go-to dish for busy families.
The versatility of the air fryer doesn't stop there, though. With a wide range of air fryer recipes, you can cook everything from snacks to full-blown meals, perfect for packing in a silicone snack box or lunch box.
Incorporating these recipes into your meal plan means you can enjoy healthier, home-cooked meals even on your busiest days. And when it comes to serving up your delectable air-fried Mexican Chicken Drumsticks, WMBT Snackies are the perfect companion, adding style and functionality to your dining experience.
So go ahead, mums, and embrace the air fryer magic and take your family's mealtime to a new level of deliciousness!
Gathering What You Need
Before diving into this flavoursome Mexican Chicken Drumsticks recipe, ensure you have all the necessary ingredients and equipment. Here's what you'll need:
Makes 6 drumsticks | Prep Time 30 minutes
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp chilli powder (optional)
- 6 chicken drumsticks
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Air fryer
- Mixing bowl
- Silicone snack box or lunch box (for storing or transporting)
- WMBT Snackies (for serving)
Alright, mums, now that you've got all the necessary ingredients, let's get cracking on creating this mouthwatering recipe.
- Add herbs and spices to a large dish and stir to combine.
- Add drumsticks and season, then toss to coat evenly.
- Transfer to the air fryer basket and bake for 20 to 25 minutes at 200° C until golden and crispy.
- Cook in batches to allow enough space in the basket.
- Delicious served hot or cold.
Fun For The Whole Family
It's essential to find ways to keep your kids entertained while teaching them necessary life skills. One fun activity that the whole family can enjoy is cooking together, and our Mexican Chicken Drumsticks recipe is the perfect dish to get your tots involved.
Here are some tips for making cooking with your kids a fun and engaging experience:
- Start by showing your kids the recipe and explaining each ingredient and what it does. This is a great way to get them excited about cooking and teach them about different flavours and spices.
- Let your kids measure out the spices and mix them in the bowl.
- Have your kids help you coat the drumsticks in the spice mix and oil.
- While the drumsticks are cooking in the air fryer, have your kids help set the table with WMBT Snackies. They can even get creative with the presentation of the dish by adding sliced lemons or limes for a burst of flavour.
Creating Delicious Side Dishes to Complement This Recipe
Looking to create a complete meal with your Mexican Chicken Drumsticks as the main course? Consider adding some delicious and healthy side dishes to complement the flavours of the chicken. Here are a few ideas:
- Mexican-style corn on the cob. For a classic Mexican side dish, try grilling corn on the cob and topping it with butter, lime juice, and chilli powder.
- Black bean salad. Whip up a quick and easy black bean salad by combining canned black beans, diced tomatoes, red onions, and fresh coriander. Drizzle with a lime vinaigrette for added zing.
- Avocado salsa. Dice up some ripe avocado, tomato, and red onion, and mix with fresh lime juice and coriander for a refreshing and healthy salsa.
- Roasted sweet potato fries. Cut sweet potatoes into wedges and toss them with olive oil and chilli powder before roasting in the oven for a healthy and tasty side dish.
- Spanish rice. Make a big batch of Spanish rice to go with your drumsticks. This rice dish is flavoured with tomatoes, onions, and spices and makes for a tasty and filling side dish.
Feel free to be creative with these side dish ideas! Follow your curiosity, experiment with different ingredients, and enjoy a delicious and well-rounded meal with your loved ones.
Let's Get Cooking!
Now that you have all the ingredients and side dishes ready to go, it's time to start cooking up a storm with our delicious Mexican Chicken Drumsticks recipe.
Don't forget to use your WMBT Snackies for serving and storing the drumsticks, and consider packing them in a convenient and reusable silicone snack box or lunch box for an easy and healthy meal on the go.
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