The boxes say to moisten the chicken first and we added more options to do this: ice water, milk, egg or mayo.Chicken drumsticks, thighs, breasts, tenders and legs are all different so cooking times will vary depending on the size, thickness. Once you make your first batch in your specific air fryer, you'll know exactly what time and temp works best for your personal taste. If cooking different cuts of chicken, the tenders/strips and small drumsticks will always cook quicker. So remove those first if you’re also cooking other thicker cuts of chicken.
2lbs.(910g)chicken drumsticks or thighs (4 drumsticks or 2 thighs per pound size)
Ice water, beaten egg, milk, or mayo, to moisten the chicken
Moisten the chicken based on the seasoned coating mix instructions (or by using ice water, beaten egg, milk, or mayo). Coat with the seasoned coating mix.
Spray air fryer basket/tray with oil or place a perforated parchment sheet in the air fryer basket/tray & lightly coat with oil spray (this helps keep the chicken coating from sticking & coming off).
Place the coated chicken in a single layer (cook in batches if needed). Make sure chicken is not touching or the coating may flake off when you flip them. Lightly coat the chicken with oil spray.
Air Fry at 360°F/180°C for about 25-35 minutes, flipping half way. Chicken thighs need about 5-8 minutes additional cooking time to cook completely through. Lightly spray any dry spots and then continue Air Frying for the remaining time or until they are crispy brown or until internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F.