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Easy Air Fryer Chicken Legs Recipe

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Paul Gonzalez
• Friday, 30 July, 2021
• 19 min read

This is one of my favorite chicken drumstick recipes to make because they are so easy to cook but super delicious and require only 3 ingredients! Prep : Open your package of chicken legs and put them in a bowl.

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Arrange them in a single layer on your rack or basket in the air fryer. Juices should run clear, and they should register 165 degrees when using an instant read thermometer.

(I call it beef seasoning but use it on all kinds of meat, poultry and veggies too.) 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.

After cooking, you can remove the skin to make them lower in fat. You may be missing out on the crispy skin but will still have juicy chicken with fewer calories.

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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.

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 Before we get too deep into making airfryerchicken drumsticks, these aren’t chicken legs that are going to come out looking like they came out of a fried chicken bucket.

In no time at all, you’ll have a simple chicken main dish that pairs well with almost anything! If you include the prep time for the marinade, this recipe takes just under an hour to make.

But once you have the marinade made, it only takes about 20 minutes to get your chicken on the plate. While your chicken is cooking, you can work on a simple side dish like butter Parmesan garlic corn or twice-baked mashed potatoes.

I mentioned this above its important to give your pieces of chicken space from each other. If there is room for the hot air to circulate around the food, it will cook more quickly and more evenly.

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If you’re cooking food that doesn’t have a breading on it, you will want to pat it dry before putting it into the air fryer. You don’t want to use too high of a temperature when cooking in your air fryer because you may just dry out your food.

You want to get a digital thermometer that is easy to read, especially for cooking meat in the air fryer. You want to check the internal temperature of your chicken, steak, and pork before eating.

Any crumbs left behind will burn the next time you cook and can ruin your food. In a small bowl, mix together the honey, Worcestershire sauce, olive oil, soy sauce, seasoning salt, garlic powder, and lemon juice.

And pin this post and share it with your friends on Facebook and Twitter! These airfryerchickenlegs are seasoned with a simple blend of ingredients and cooked to absolute perfection.

The seasoning, the timing, the temperature, everything comes together and makes a meal that is so unbelievably good! I love making recipes that use everyday ingredients which you probably already have in your pantry.

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For this recipe we use brown sugar, salt, pepper, smoked paprika, onion and garlic powder, ground mustard and a pinch of cayenne. We mix all the ingredients together in a large zip top bag, add a tablespoon of vegetable oil and 6 chicken legs.

If you don’t have a quick read kitchen thermometer, I highly recommend one. We don’t have to broil or grill, just let the air fryer and the ingredients from this recipe do all the work.

Then use the air fry” setting at 380 degrees (F) for 18-20 minutes, turning the chicken legs halfway through the cooking time. But always take a look and use that quick read thermometer to make sure it’s an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees (F).

Tender and delicious chicken legs cooked to perfection in an air fryer. Add all dry ingredients to a large zip top bag and shake to mix well.

Airfryerchickenlegs (AKA drumsticks) are quickly marinated in a homemade sauce and then easily added to the air fryer for a handful of minutes to create the juiciest centers and crispiest and tastiest outsides you’ve ever had in a chicken drumstick recipe ! This air fryer chicken leg recipe can be accomplished in under 30 minutes from start to finish.

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They pop out of that air fryer hot and ready with no desire to be coated in anything except for the marinade they are placed in quickly beforehand. Without the breading, these chicken legs carry a much lower calorie, carb, and fat count.

This recipe is also a lot easier and quicker because we don’t have to worry about breading. Because we are using an air fryer for this recipe, we don’t need to use large quantities of oil to drown our chicken in to.

Trust me, this chicken leg recipe doesn’t need it! This post may contain affiliate links to items I use in my recipes.

I highly recommend you check out AMORC’s selection of air fryers. Some air fryers are so small that you can barely make enough of something to fill a coffee cup up with.

I love that the parts that need to be washed are dishwasher safe, so clean up is so incredibly easy ! It’s got a pretty simple yet convenient touchscreen that allows you to not only easily set your temperature and time, but there are other functions like the “keep warm” button that can come in really handy.

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You will also need to cook the chicken legs in the air fryer for a longer amount of time. The larger they are and the more frozen that they still are, the closer to an extra 10 minutes of air fryer time will be needed.

And please remember, the additional minutes added on to the frying time should be divided in half…. Half added to the original 13 minutes of air frying, flip your drumsticks, and the additional half added to the second 13 minutes of cook time.

You can store leftover cooked chicken legs in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two days. I highly recommend cutting the meat off of the bone before storing it in the fridge.

It makes reheating and snacking on the delicious meat that much easier! I would also highly recommend waiting to store the leftover meat until it cools down to room temperature.

HOWEVER, if you want a guarantee that your glistening savory chicken wings will steal the show then follow these simple suggestions: Sprinkle these drumsticks with your favorite or on-hand fresh cut herbs.

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These sesame seeds will add a layer of color and a dimension of crunchy texture that all will enjoy! For the complete ingredients list and instructions, see the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Place Chicken Drumsticks in Air Fryer and cook for 16-20 minutes. Turn chicken over halfway through to make sure both sides cook evenly.

Check the internal temperature of chicken at the thickest part of the drumstick. For more flavor, marinade the chicken legs for up to 24 hours ahead of time in the refrigerator.

You can mix the oil and seasonings in a Ziploc bag and toss the chicken in the mixture to coat evenly. Avoid opening the Air Fryer basket to check on the legs too much.

If you want really crispy chicken legs, pat them dry with a paper towel to remove any excess moisture before applying the oil and seasoning mixture. If you prefer “fall off the bone” kind of chicken legs, add a few extra minutes to get your chicken to 180-190F/ 82-88C internal temperature using a fast read thermometer. Bigger, thicker drumsticks may take longer.

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Hairdryer Drumsticks are easily adaptable so you can create your favorite recipe. Make sure the chicken legs have enough room in the basket for air to circulate to “fry” them.

Check your specific Hairdryer model manual on how much you can fill the basket. I recommend trying out 26 minutes and checking the internal temperature of your chicken and add time if necessary.

Cooking fresh or frozen chicken legs makes meal prep even faster. An Hairdryer works by just circulating the hot air around with a spritz of oil on the food to “fry” it.

Dark meat tends to get a bad reputation with people thinking it’s unhealthy because of all the saturated fat. Chicken Drumsticks in the Hairdryer is the definition of an ideal meal prep recipe because you can make them ahead of time and keep them in the refrigerator or freezer until you’re ready to devour them.

Don’t forget to tag #recipesfromapantry on Instagram or Twitter if you try Crispy AirFryerChicken Drumsticks! Print Recipe AirFryerChicken Drumsticks are tossed in Creole seasoning, fried until crispy, crunchy and golden brown and are the perfect meal prep solution.

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Sriracha Mayo Ingredients: ½ cup (120 ml) sriracha sauce ½ cup (120 ml) mayonnaise 1 minced garlic clove or teaspoon garlic powder 1 ½ Tablespoon lemon juice or apple cider vinegar sea salt flakes to taste Mix oil, seasoning and salt if needed together to create a paste like mixture.

Place Chicken Drumsticks in Air Fryer and cook for 16-20 minutes. Turn chicken over half way through to make sure both sides cook evenly.

Check the internal temperature of chicken at the thickest part of the drumstick. For more flavor, marinade the chicken legs for up to 24 hours ahead of time in the refrigerator.

You can mix the oil and seasonings in a Ziploc bag and toss the chicken in the mixture to coat evenly. If you want really crispy chicken legs, pat them dry with a paper towel to remove any excess moisture before applying the oil and seasoning mixture.

Healthier than traditional fried chicken legs, these delicious AirFryerChicken Drumsticks are easy to whip up, made from pantry staples, and versatile meal prep solution. Quick and easyairfryerchickenlegs are awesome because they taste like you are sinking your teeth into something naughty.

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But at the end of the day, these bad boys aren’t fried at all and it only takes a tinsy-tiny bit of oil to make them! Just like you would with a hot skillet of oil or conventional oven, you are going to want to preheat your air fryer before adding your chicken into the tray.

This promotes even cooking and helps get the skin crispy. This allows air to hit all the surfaces of the chicken more evenly, resulting in crispy skin.

If you like it sauce, toss your chicken legs in your favorite barbecue sauce right after you get them out of the air fryer. It might sound counterintuitive, but it only takes about 20 minutes to get your chicken legs to a safe and fully-cooked internal temperature of 165 °F.

Note: Depending on the size and thickness of your chicken legs, your cooking time may increase. Also, if you overcrowd the chicken, expect them to need a bit longer in the hot air.

I think it is always wise to test your chicken with a meat thermometer just to be safe! Well, the miracle science behind the air fryer relies on the circulation of hot air around the entirety of the food placed in the basket.

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If you obstruct the air flow with foil, the appliance simply won’t cook as well as if you didn’t. I know I advised against this above, but if you must, simply understand that the cooking time will be extended and your legs will come out less deliciously crispy.

Remove the basket and turn chicken, air fry for 10 more minutes. This BBQ chicken legs in the air fryer are so quick and easy to make.

I don’t why but I just love to spend those warm summer evenings eating these delicious pieces of meat. I know it’s 10x easier to just run to the store and buy a bottle or 2 of BBQ sauce to add to these chicken legs.

The flavor alone is completely different (in a good way) and it’s much more wallet-friendly so you can make a couple of batches. Rub the chicken legs with some salt and place them into the air fryer basket in a single layer.

Place the basket back into the air fryer and cook at 400 degrees for 5 minutes. When you pull them out, make sure the internal temperature is 165 degrees using a meat thermometer.

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1 lb chicken legs 1/4 cup BBQ sauce 1/2 tsp salt Rub the chicken legs with salt and put in the air fryer basket in a single layer.

Brush the chicken legs with BBQ sauce all over and cook in the air fryer at 400F for 5 minutes. Flip the chicken legs over with tongs and cook in the air fryer at 400F for another 5 minutes.

Individual cooks have different methods and ingredients, some newly developed, and some that are family traditions handed down through the generations. Nobody thought of (or cared about) using exotic spices or adding things like coconut to the breading.

Delicious, yes, but let’s not confuse some citified chicken dish with the original real thing. It’s tradition, except a few minor adjustments that get the best results from air frying.

Otherwise, nothing fancy is needed to enhance the deliciousness of tender chicken inside a crispy crust. If you prefer to live on the wild side, it’s very easy to take our simple recipe and jazz it up.

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Instead of (or in addition to) salt and pepper, sprinkle to taste with your own spicy favorites. No matter what seasoning you choose, these airfryerchickenlegs are easy to cook and healthier than any deep-fried version.

INGREDIENTS: 1 egg 1/2 cup buttermilk 3/4 cup self-rising flour 3/4 cup pinko breadcrumbs 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper (to mix into coating) salt and pepper to taste (for seasoning chicken) 4 chicken drumsticks, skin on oil for misting or cooking spray If you have any white spots that have not begun to brown, spritz with oil or cooking spray.

Continue cooking for 5 more minutes or until crust is golden brown and juices run clear. Tip: You can easily double this recipe to serve 4, and cook in two batches.

You’ll find that air fryers do a great job of warming up without making foods dried out or tough. No part of this recipe may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without prior written permission.

Air Fried Chickens –This is one of the easiest and tastiest chicken dishes that I have made in the air fryer. It takes minimal ingredients, and it’s a great time-saver on a weeknight, where you are heading to kid’s activities or running home late.

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My kids love traditional fried chicken, but it’s not that healthy, and it’s really greasy. And since the cost of drumsticks is low, for chicken, it becomes a nice budget-friendly meal.

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Feel free to play around with spices to find what works for you. Make sure you get all sides of the chicken covered in the oil before applying the seasoning.

Use a meat thermometer to ensure the chicken reaches 165 degrees internal temperature. Ensure you spray chicken, or it will not brown up and will stay pale colored.

Yes, of course, preheat your oven to 425 degrees F, and bake for about 40-50 minutes, flip them about halfway. You will know by using a meat thermometer to check to ensure the chicken reaches 165 degrees internally.

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The other way to tell is that the juices run clear, and there is no pink color when you slice into the chicken. I always recommend a meat thermometer to ensure you do not eat undercooked chicken.

You will adjust the cooking time to fit the size of the meat. If you have larger and thicker cuts of the chicken, it will vary on the cooking time.

Put the drumsticks into the air fryer in a single layer, spacing them apart. Make sure the chicken drumsticks are in a single layer in the basket.

If you want crispy skin, rub some baking powder over the chicken leg. This naked wing is a great one for game day snacking or an easy dinner.

Eat plain or pair with your favorite dipping sauces. At no cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.

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It has a ton of flavor and it’s easy to prepare, it’s one of my budget meals because I usually stock up on drumsticks (legs) when they are about 99 cents a pound. Check with a meat thermometer that your chicken has an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees F., if not add a few minutes to the cooking time.

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