crispy chicken in air fryer basket

Extra Crispy Puerto Rican Chicken Drumsticks

Crispy Puerto Rican fried chicken is made with a blend of flour and cornstarch that is mixed with popular Latin spices and dipped in an egg wash to create the best fried chicken recipe!
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Course: dinner
Cuisine: Hispanic, Puerto Rican
Keyword: air fryer, fried chicken
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 550kcal
Author: Neyssa
Cost: 10

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 12 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2-3 Sazon seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons Adobo seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon oregano optional
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  • Dry chicken drumsticks with paper towels and then place into a large bowl.
  • Season chicken with garlic powder, oregano, salt, and pepper. Massage chicken and let marinate for 30 minutes.
  • In another large bowl, whisk together eggs and milk, set to the side.
  • In a large bowl or pan, whisk together Argo cornstarch, flour, sazon, Adobo, and oregano, set to the side.
  • In steps, you will take the seasoned chicken, and one by one, dip into the egg wash, then roll into the Argo cornstarch and flour mixture.
  • Continue until all chicken is done.
  • Preheat air fryer to 390 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Spray bottom of Air Fryer basket with cooking spray, add a single layer of chicken without chicken touching. Spray generously with more cooking spray.
  • Cook for 25 minutes, or until chicken reaches 180 degrees Fahrenheit.

Notes

Cooking spray helps act as the "oil" to help "fry" the chicken, as if you were deep frying it. Really spray your chicken so all the spots get a beautiful golden color and "crisps" as if it were fried.
If you have larger pieces of chicken you can cook another 5 minutes.
Want even crispier chicken? During the last 5-7 minutes, crank the heat to 400 degrees!

Nutrition

Calories: 550kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 277mg | Sodium: 637mg | Potassium: 494mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 312IU | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 4mg