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Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks

In a pinch for a quick and healthy meal? These crispy and flavorful air fryer chicken drumsticks are quick and easy to make. They’re seasoned with simple dry ingredients and cooked to a crispy perfection in just 30 minutes. These drumsticks are keto friendly, with no breading and best-of-all, no oil!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 9 drumsticks
Calories 112 kcal



  • 2 pounds chicken drumsticks about 9 medium sized drumsticks
  • ¾ tablespoon paprika
  • ½ tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper


  • Preheat air fryer at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes.
  • Dry the chicken thoroughly with a paper towel.
  • Season the drumsticks evenly with paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • Add drumsticks to the air fryer basket in a single layer. Making sure to leave some space in between the drumsticks.
  • Air fry for 18-20 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Flip halfway through.


*Nutritional facts provided are only an estimate, accuracy is not guaranteed. 
  • Different air fryer models may vary in cooking times and temperature.
  • Cook in batches as needed, I have a Philips XXL which fits 9 drumsticks comfortably.
  • Clean your air fryer basket and tray prior to cooking, otherwise any residual oils and crusts may cause excess smoking from the air fryer. 


Serving: 1drumsticksCalories: 112kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 12gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 330mgPotassium: 177mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 414IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 1mg
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