How to Make It
Preheat oven to 400°. (If using an air fryer, preheat is not necessary.)
Pat chicken dry using paper towels. Whisk together salt, chili powder, paprika, and black pepper; season chicken evenly with spice rub. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper; place a baking rack on top of the parchment paper. Arrange the drumsticks on the baking rack. Bake at 400° for 35 minutes. If using an air fryer, layer the chicken in a “frying basket” and use preset for frying at 30 minutes. (You may have to make 2 batches.)
To make the sauce, heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Add garlic to pan; cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in all remaining ingredients. Simmer over low heat for 8 minutes. Transfer mixture to a blender and blend until smooth.
Brush sauce over chicken immediately after removing it from the oven or air fryer. Serve immediately.