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Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks

Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks

This recipe for air fryer Buffalo chicken drumsticks is  made with only four ingredients. I guess you could consider this a shortcut recipe. Simply cooked in my handy dandy air fryer to perfection.

 

I made this as a snack one day when my son grabbed a frozen package of drumsticks from the freezer early in the morning and asked me if I would make something with them for lunch or a snack.

Once they defrosted, there were only three more ingredients needed to make up these spicy and delicious drumsticks. 

Since we always have ranch seasoning and hot sauce of some kind in the house and of course butter, this was going to be an easy and quick recipe to put together. 

I also knew the air fryer was what was going to be what cooked these chicken drumsticks. It was so hot outside and there was no way the oven was going on that day to heat up the kitchen even more than it already was. 

The batch was cooked under 30 minutes to crispy perfection. 

I’m glad my son let me have two of the six that were made. Haha! 

Just a note about the recipe, you can easily double or triple, or keep going. You get the picture. It’s such an easy recipe and you can add a little more of one ingredient or less of another. You taste for yourself. More spicy, less spicy, you’ll know. Just remember, only test the sauce/marinade before you coat the chicken. This is very important. 

I think the next time we have game day or get together with friends this is what I’m going to make. They really came out delicious. 

These would also be great to bring for a potluck dinner. I’m sure everyone will be reaching for these. 

The dip we used that’s in the photo was the other half packet of ranch. We mixed that with some sour cream. You can also use Greek yogurt to mix with the dry ranch mix. You can also use a traditional blue cheese dressing. Don’t forget the celery sticks. You need to cool things off just a bit from those spicy drumsticks. 

Here is a really simple and delicious Easy Cucumber Dip to check out. I bet the drumsticks will taste really good dipped in this dip. I know the celery stick do. 

So, have fun with these air fryer chicken drumsticks. Enjoy every spicy bite!

Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks

Yields: 3 servings, 2 each

 

What you’ll need to make air fryer buffalo chicken drumsticks…

 

Ingredients:

  • 6 drumsticks, rinsed in cool water then patted dry with paper towels
  • 1/2 cup bottled Buffalo sauce, whatever brand of choice
  • 1/2 packet ranch dressing, dry mix only
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 tsp brown sugar, this is optional for some sweetness

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s how to make a batch…

Directions:

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees.
  2. Make sure chicken is completely dry. Place on plate and brush with melted butter.
  3.  Now, place on tray, try not to overcrowd the pieces. Cook for 20 minutes at 400 degrees.
  4. While cooking, mix together the dry ranch mix with the Buffalo sauce. Combine well. Add sugar if using. 
  5. When finished cooking, remove from air fryer, check that juices are running clear or temperature is 165 degrees. If under, put back in another 10 minutes. Then, take out, brush with sauce all over each drumstick. Put back in air fryer for another 12 minutes at 375 degrees. 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy the deliciousness!

 

Here is another delicious air fryer recipe to enjoy…

Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks

 

Printable recipe here 

Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks

This recipe is for a small batch of Buffalo chicken drumsticks made with only four ingredients. I guess you could consider this a shortcut recipe. Simply cooked in my handy dandy air fryer to perfection.

Course Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer, Buffalo drumsticks, chicken, drumsticks
Servings 6 drumsticks
Author Pam

Ingredients

  • 6 drumsticks rinsed in cool water then patted dry with paper towels
  • 1/2 cup bottled Buffalo sauce, whatever brand of choice
  • 1/2 packet ranch dressing, dry mix only
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 tsp brown sugar for added sugar, this is optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat  your air fryer 400 degrees.Make sure chicken is completely dry. Place on plate and brush with melted butter. Now, place on tray, try not to overcrowd the pieces. Cook for 20 minutes at 400 degrees.While cooking, mix together the dry ranch mix with the Buffalo sauce. Combine well. Add sugar if using. When finished cooking, remove from air fryer, check that juices are running clear or temperature is 165 degrees. If under, put back in another 10 minutes. Then, take out, brush with sauce all over each drumstick. Put back in air fryer for another 12 minutes at 375 degrees.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

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