Simply Delicious. This Airfryer Chicken is juicy and crunchy. So good you’ll think it is the junk food version.
Air Fryer Chicken Legs are a quick and easy dinner recipe! These Chicken Drumsticks are tossed in olive oil and then a blend of seasonings before they are cooked. This gives them a delicious flavor and crispy skin!
Today it’s all about crispy chicken legs in your Air Fryer with a super simple spice rub. This is a weeknight-friendly way to switch up your chicken dinner, especially if you’ve been stuck in a boneless, skinless chicken breast rut. Chicken drumsticks are juicy, full of flavor and so easy to cook in an air fryer.
These Air Fryer Chicken Legs have “go-to weeknight dinner” written all over them! In 30 minutes you can prep and cook the chicken legs and dinner is ready to go.
AIR FRYER FRIED CHICKEN
This Air Fryer Fried Chicken Recipe is a simple one. In fact, I have had people doubt that it was going to be that good because of the simplicity of the recipe. My answer to people acting like that is have you tried it? Normally there’s no reply or the answer is no I have not tried it. Well, me being a chef I know that to make something good it doesn’t have to be complicated. Sometimes it’s all about technique.
When I came up with this recipe I set out to make a healthy version of kind of a fried chicken without all the calories and the fat. So I wanted to create a crunchy texture and a good flavor that was savory and salty and would keep you wanting to eat more.
8 chicken drumsticks
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp sea salt
½ tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 ½ tsp smoked paprika
¼ tsp chili powder
1 tsp onion powder
Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees for 5 minutes.
In a small bowl combine all the spices and herbs, set mixture aside.
Place chicken in a plastic resealable bag or bowl. Add olive oil and toss to coat.
Add spice mixture to bag or bowl and toss to coat chicken legs.
Place chicken drumsticks in air fryer basket and cook at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.
Flip chicken drumsticks over and cook for an additional 10 minutes at 400 degrees.
Chicken should reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, if it is not this temperature add a few more minutes of cooking time and check after that. I actually prefer my chicken legs about 180-190 degrees so they fall off the bone and there’s no bloody spots around the bone.