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Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks

Need a quick and easy recipes for those chicken legs? These Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks require only 4 ingredients and 20 minutes to a tasty, kid friendly, family favorite meal!

blue and white bowl of chicken legs

Most people love chicken breasts, but chicken drumsticks have so much flavor. If you haven’t tried them lately, I urge you to give them a chance! 
 
This recipe is easy to make in the air fryer and won’t dry out! Chicken drumsticks and juicy and full of flavor. 
 
You can customize the seasonings to what you have on hand and even try new combos to go with whatever side dish you decide to make.
3 containers of seasoning

Ingredient Notes:

  • I used a mix of our favorite cajun seasoning for some spice along with the Traeger Veggie Rub for flavor.
  • It sounds weird to use a veggie rub but this one has paprika and herbs, perfect for chicken
  • You could also use any other herb and garlic or all purpose seasoning you choose

raw chicken legs in glass bowl

Preparation Notes:

  • Toss everything in a bowl until the chicken legs are covered in seasoning

raw seasoned chicken legs in glass bowl

  • Place chicken legs in a single layer in the air fryer basket

seasoned chicken legs ready to cook in air fryer basket

 

  • You can preheat your air fryer if desired, but I didn’t choose to do so
  • Flip half way through cooking
  • Chicken is done when it reaches an internal temp of 165 degrees

chicken legs in air fryer basket

Recipe Notes:

  • This seasoning would also be delicious on just about any cut of chicken

Equipment Notes:

Related Recipes:

Have chicken wings? You can also make them with this seasoning, or try my Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings!
 
My roasted Brussels sprouts or asparagus (coming this week) make the perfect sides!
chicken legs in blue and white bowl

How to prep ahead:

  • Add chicken with oil and seasonings to a freezer safe container or zipper bag
  • Store in fridge up to 3 days or freezer up to 3 months
  • Thaw before cooking, or
  • To cook from frozen add 5 extra minutes of cook time and check for doneness
blue and white bowl of chicken legs

Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks

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Need a quick and easy recipes for those chicken legs? These Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks require only 4 ingredients and 20 minutes to a tasty, kid friendly, family favorite meal!
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Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:20 mins

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds chicken drumsticks
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon herb and garlic or all purpose seasoning

Instructions

  • Toss chicken with oil and seasonings
  • Add to air fryer basket
  • Cook at 380 degrees for 10 minutes then flip
  • Cook for an additional 10 minutes or until chicken reaches internal temp of 165 degrees F

Notes

Let leftovers cool completely then store in air tight containers in fridge up to 3 days

Nutrition

Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 284mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 663IU | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 212kcal

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