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Air Fryer Honey Soy Chicken Drumsticks

Are you looking for an easy and delicious chicken dinner recipe? We’ve got the perfect one for you – Air Fryer Honey Soy Chicken Drumsticks! This amazing dish takes only minutes to prepare and makes an incredibly tasty meal. The aroma coming from your air fryer is sure to have everyone in the family excited for dinner. Plus, thanks to the air fryer cooking technique, this chicken provides a unique crunchiness without any added fat or oil – making it both flavorful and healthy. So ditch that take-out menu and get ready to experience restaurant-quality flavor right at home!

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What do I need to make Honey Soy Chicken?

Air frying has become incredibly popular lately, and we’re here to show you why – with a tasty Asian-inspired twist. We bring you this air fryer honey soy chicken drumstick recipe – quick, easy and finger licking good! Let us show you how simple it can be to put together an amazing meal without breaking your daily routine or spending ages prepping food in the kitchen. Here are the ingredients you will need to make this delicious chicken meal.

Overhead photo of ingredients for the chicken drumsticks with honey-soy glaze.How do I make the Air Fryer Honey Soy Glazed Chicken?

Our air fryer honey soy chicken drumsticks are sure to be a hit! Not only do these drumsticks make for a tasty dinner, but they can also be prepped ahead of time – making them perfect for a busy weeknight. Plus, with the help of your air fryer, you’ll get golden brown results in no time at all. Here are the steps to make this delicious air fryer chicken recipe.

Step 1: Prepare the chicken

Heat your air fryer to 390 degrees fahrenheit. Pierce the chicken drumsticks a few times with a sharp knife, this is so the oil and spices can penetrate the chicken.

Step 2: Make the marinade

Get a small mixing bowl and mix together the oil, garlic powder, ginger powder, five-spice powder, salt, soy sauce and honey. Reserve 4 tablespoons of the marinade then pour the remainder into a ziplock bag or container big enough to fit all the chicken. Add the chicken and make sure each piece is coated in the mixture. Let it marinate for at least 15 minutes, preferably up to a few hours.

Step 3: Air fry the chicken

Take the chicken out of the bag/container and shake off any excess marinade. Place the chicken in the basket, making sure not to overcrowd it. Cook for 14 minutes, flipping the chicken over halfway through. When the chicken is cooked through, brush it with the marinade set aside prior. Cook for another 2-3 minutes at 400 degrees fahrenheit. Serve immediately!

Closeup of honey-soy glazed chicken drumsticks.

Honey Soy Chicken FAQs

What does it taste like?

This recipe tastes sweet, savory, and slightly spicy. The chicken is super moist and juicy, and the marinade is perfect for adding a little extra sweetness.

What is your favorite thing about this recipe?

I love how easy it is to make and that it only takes a few minutes to prep! The chicken comes out super juicy and flavorful, and the marinade is perfect for adding a little extra sweetness. Plus, it’s always a hit with my family and friends!

Is there a special ingredient or method here?

The key to making this recipe perfectly is to make sure the chicken is nicely coated in the marinade, and that you don’t overcrowd the air fryer. Other than that, it’s pretty straightforward!

How do I store the chicken?

This will store well for up to 3 days in the fridge. Readers can freeze the chicken in the stage of the marinade for up to 2 months.

Soy glazed chicken drumsticks on a white plate.

Can this recipe be made ahead of time?

Yes, this recipe can easily be made ahead of time. Simply prepare the chicken according to the instructions and store in an airtight container in the fridge. When you’re ready to eat, simply reheat in the air fryer until warmed through. The marinade can also be prepared ahead of time and stored in the fridge until you’re ready to use it.

What dishes would you serve this with?

This recipe is great as is, but you could also serve it with a side of rice or steamed vegetables. It would also be delicious served over a bed of greens for a light and healthy meal.

Variations for recipe

If you want to change things up, you could try using different types of chicken or swapping out the honey for a different type of syrup. You could also add some chopped green onions or cilantro to the marinade for a little extra flavor.

Soy glazed chicken drumsticks with chives sprinkled on them.

Air Fryer Honey Soy Chicken

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Instructions

  • Heat your air fryer to 390 degrees fahrenheit.
  • Pierce the chicken drumsticks a few times with a sharp knife, this is so the oil and spices can penetrate the chicken.
  • Get a small mixing bowl and mix together the oil, garlic powder, ginger powder, five-spice powder, salt, soy sauce and honey.
  • Reserve 4 tablespoons of the marinade then pour the remainder into a ziplock bag or container big enough to fit all the chicken. Add the chicken and make sure each piece is coated in the mixture. Let it marinate for at least 15 minutes, preferably up to a few hours.
  • Take the chicken out of the bag/container and shake off any excess marinade. Place the chicken in the basket, making sure not to overcrowd it. Cook for 14 minutes, flipping the chicken over halfway through.
  • When the chicken is cooked through, brush it with the marinade set aside prior. Cook for another 2-3 minutes at 400 degrees fahrenheit.
  • Serve immediately!
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