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Spicy Fried Chicken (Air Fryer & Oven)

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Meena, www.hookedonheat.com

Ingredients

  • 12 chicken drumsticks skin on
  • 2 tbsp light cooking oil
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Mix all the ingredients, except the chicken pieces, to make a smooth spice paste.
  • Rub the spice paste all over the chicken pieces to coat well. You can leave the chicken to marinate for a few hours or even overnight in the fridge to intensify the flavours.
  • For the Air Fryer: Bake the marinated chicken in an Air Fryer at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes, turning them over once in between till chicken is completely cooked through.
  • For the Oven: Bake the marinated chicken in a 400 degree preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, turning them over once in between till chicken is completely cooked through.

Notes

I’ve used my Hamilton Beach Digital Air Fryer for this recipe, but any kind of Air Fryer will work.