Air Fryer Fried Chicken Drumsticks

Air Fryer Fried Chicken Drumsticks

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These air fryer fried chicken drumsticks are crispy and delicious on the outside as well as juicy on the inside.  These could easily be put up against the most delicious fried chicken recipe and win hands down!  Talk about winning, how about the fact that the air fryer version has up too 75% less fat!  

Air fryers have become increasingly popular in the last couple of years and I figured it was about time we started to feature some air fryer recipes.  You can pick up an air fryer for a pretty reasonable price and I think it is a great investment in yourself.  These air fryer fried chicken sealed the deal for more recipes after proving to be pretty darn delicious.  

Air fryers are attractive for their convenience, safety, and health benefits.  The air fryer works by circulating hot air around the food.  By doing this the air fryer is able to fry foods like potato chips, fish, steaks, chicken, french fries, and so much more.  

You can see how delicious and crispy they are! I was so pleasantly surprised.   My boys devoured every drumstick! This recipe was definitely a hit. 

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Air Fryer Fried Chicken Drumsticks
Air Fryer Fried Chicken Drumsticks
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

These air fryer fried chicken drumsticks are crispy & delicious on the outside as well as juicy on the inside. With at least 75% less fat.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 4
Calories: 609 kcal
  • 6-8 Chicken legs
  • ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp. cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¾ tsp. black pepper
  • 2 cups of Panko crumbs
  • 4 eggs beaten
  1. Stir together panko, cayenne pepper, cajun seasoning, salt and pepper,
  2. In a separate small bowl, beat your eggs until fully mixed.Â
  3. Add chicken (two pieces at a time), to egg mixture and coat evenly on both sides.
  4. Now place the chicken into panko crumbs crumbs.
  5. Set each one aside once coated in panko crumbs.
  6. Air fry chicken on power level high or 380 for 15 minutes.
  7. For thicker / larger chicken legs it may need 4-5 minutes longer.
  8. Let chicken rest with top on for 1-2 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Fried Chicken Drumsticks
Amount Per Serving
Calories 609 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37g 57%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 343mg 114%
Sodium 1028mg 43%
Potassium 620mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 2g
Protein 41g 82%
Vitamin A 49.8%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 10.9%
Iron 24.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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