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a plate full of air fryer chicken drumsticks

Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks are crispy, juicy and packed full of flavor. With just a few simple ingredients and under ten minutes of prep time, this easy chicken recipe that’s made in an air fryer is sure to become a family favorite! 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 4 servings (two drumsticks each)


  • Air Fryer


  • 8 chicken drumsticks skin on
  • 2 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper can increase if desired
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp paprika


  • Using 1 tbsp of olive oil, coat the chicken drumsticks with oil.
  • Mix baking powder, pepper, garlic powder, salt and paprika in a separate bowl. Toss the chicken legs with the seasoning. Brush remaining olive oil over the top of drumsticks.
  • Place drumsticks into air fryer, making sure not to crowd them, and cook at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Flip drumsticks and cook for another 10 minutes. Remove and serve immediately.


Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 1908mg | Potassium: 969mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 321IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 282mg | Iron: 2mg
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