Extra Crispy Puerto Rican Chicken Drumsticks

Enjoy this flavorful Adobo spiced chicken drumstick recipe that is cooked in the air fryer, for a healthier version!
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Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Neyssa
Cost: 10


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


  • 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.


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!
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