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Air-Fried Peruvian Chicken Drumsticks with Green Crema

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"These air-fried Peruvian-style chicken drumsticks are served with a spinach, lime, and cilantro "green crema" sauce, with some jalapeno to kick the heat up a notch."
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30 m servings 271
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Brush an air fryer basket with olive oil.
  2. Combine garlic, honey, 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt, cumin, paprika, oregano, and pepper in a large bowl. Add drumsticks; toss to coat. Arrange drumsticks vertically in the prepared basket, leaning against the basket wall and one another.
  3. Cook in the air fryer at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the drumstick reads 175 degrees F (80 degrees C), 15 to 20 minutes. Rearrange drumsticks with kitchen tongs halfway through cooking for even cooking.
  4. Meanwhile, combine spinach, sour cream, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, jalapeno pepper, salt, and pepper in the bowl of a food processor; process until crema is smooth. Drizzle some crema sauce over drumsticks and serve with remaining crema.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Any extra sauce can be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated for up to 5 days. Use as a salad dressing, baked potato topper, or on tacos.
  • Editor's Note:
  • Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of sauce. The actual amount of sauce consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 271 calories; 17.7 5.8 21.9 82 574 Full nutrition

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Perfect as written. This recipe is perfect and the leftover Crema makes a great salad dressing. 5 stars all the way!

Great recipe but I made some changes. These changes are for 4 pounds of wings. I doubled the oregano, halved the salt, added a smashed large garlic bulb, added the same amount of chipotle and ca...