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5 from 19 votes

Air Fryer Chicken Legs

These Air Fryer Chicken Legs are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. This chicken drumstick recipe is so easy to cook but super delicious and requires only 3 ingredients!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner Entree
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: air fryer, keto friendly, low carb recipe, quick recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 299kcal
Author: lisa
Cost: $5


  • air fryer


  • 8 chicken drumsticks (skin attached)
  • 1 ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 to 2 tablespoon BBQ or chicken seasoning (see notes)


  • Put the drumsticks in a large bowl. Drizzle the olive oil over them until they are evenly coated. Sprinkle the seasoning over them and mix well so that the chicken legs are well seasoned.
  • Preheat air fryer if necessary. Set temperature to 400 degrees. Place the chicken on the racks or in the baskets and make sure they are in a single layer and spread out. Cook for 30 minutes, flipping them one time in the middle of cooking.
  • The chicken will be done when they are crispy on the outside and reach an internal temperature of 165 with an instant read thermometer. Juices will also run clear. Cook for additional minutes if necessary.


**Use your favorite type of seasoning which could be BBQ, chicken seasoning or another favorite.  If you prefer more plain chicken, you can season with just salt and pepper too.  


Serving: 4g | Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 159mg | Potassium: 363mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 167IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2mg