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Best Air Fryer Drumsticks

Ellen Grant
• Thursday, 31 December, 2020
• 8 min read

Prep : Open your package of chicken legs and put them in a bowl. Juices should run clear, and they should register 165 degrees when using an instant read thermometer.

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(I call it beef seasoning but use it on all kinds of meat, poultry and veggies too.) I cook 2 drumsticks per person if they are smaller or medium-sized.

Sometimes I get extra large chicken legs and one might be enough for me but I also have a teenage boy that can eat a lot. It can't hurt to cook a few extra because the leftovers are always good served either hot or cold.

Spread the drumsticks out in a single layer on the racks in your air fryer. This is the easiest tool to use so that you don't burn yourself and the chicken gets flipped on the other side.

This chicken drumstick recipe is veto friendly and low-carb. You may be missing out on the crispy skin but will still have juicy chicken with fewer calories.

Place the chicken on the racks or in the baskets and make sure they are in a single layer and spread out. The chicken will be done when they are crispy on the outside and reach an internal temperature of 165 with an instant read thermometer.

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Serving: 4g | Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 139 mg | Sodium: 159 mg | Potassium: 363 mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | vitamin A: 167IU | vitamin C: 1 mg | Calcium: 52 mg | Iron: 2 mg Air fryer chicken drumsticks are perfectly done and ready to eat in 20 minutes.

Enjoy them as a hearty snack, appetizer, or main dish. They’re a perfect finger food, with a built-in handle, ready to dip into your favorite sauce.

Plus, chicken drumsticks are very economical, often selling for ninety-nine cents a pound. Drumsticks are a good source of protein and are a perfect choice for those of you following low-carb, veto, or Whole30 plans.

You’ll love how easy it is to make them in your airfryer, and they turn out so good: juicy with a nice crisp exterior. To add flavor, sprinkle your favorite seasoning mix on the drumsticks before cooking.

The internal temperature of the chicken should be 165 °F, and juices should run clear when pierced with a fork. Store leftover air fryer chicken legs in the fridge for 3-4 days, or in the freezer for a couple of months.

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I love using my air fryer for crispy “fried” food, without the extra added calories of oil. Toss drumsticks with oil and then sprinkle and rub with spices.

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Kale Quinoa Salad with Walnuts, Cranberries, and Feta I get lots of comments and questions on my recipes, so I try to provide as much information as possible for my readers.

Cooking drumsticks in an air fryer is a delicious, easy way to get crunchy, juicy, deep-fried chicken flavor without all the extra oil or carb-y breading. Run your air fryer for a few minutes before adding the food so it is hot and ready to go when you go to air fry your chicken drumsticks.

This is optional, but I feel it helps the skin to puff up and get a crispy “fried” texture. Since air fryers are completely sealed off, it’s hard to judge your chicken’s oneness by the look of it.

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Place drumsticks in a bowl or a plastic bag and drizzle with olive oil. Place drumsticks in air fryer basket and cook for 10 minutes on 400.

Not gonna lie, I love fried chicken. I was looking for a way to make chicken super crispy without having to sacrifice a lot of flavor or texture.

After doing some research online and looking at various recipes, I noticed a lot of them used baking powder. The measurements of the spices and baking powder don’t need to be exact.

If you use less or more drumsticks, more they are on the larger size, just adjust the amount of seasoning. The second time making it, I actually didn’t measure any of the spices & baking powder at all.

Pat drumsticks with paper towel to remove some moisture. This is so the baking powder can absorb some moisture on the chicken and will help get the outside super crispy.

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Once chicken is ready to go in, lightly spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray or lightly brush with oil. A slight overlap is ok. Lightly mist the chicken with cooking spray.

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