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Air Fried Chicken Drumsticks

Air Fried Chicken Drumsticks

These air fryer fried chicken drumsticks are crispy on the outside and so juicy and tender on the inside! They taste like real fried chicken but are healthier as they are cooked using a healthier method using less oil. These are the perfect treat for every fried chicken lover who whats to eat a bit healthier without losing flavor!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 persons


  • Air Fryer


  • 8 Chicken drumsticks
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 cup Breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Chili powder
  • 1 tsp Onion powder


  • Put chicken legs in a bowl, add buttermilk, and mix well.
  • Marinate for at least 30 minutes in the fridge.
  • Combine the spices and breadcrumbs in a shallow bowl.
  • Dip chicken pieces in the breadcrumb mixture.
  • Preheat at the air fryer at 400°F for 3 minutes.
  • Lightly oil the air fryer basket.
  • Put the chicken drumsticks in a single layer in the basket (don’t overcrowd the basket)
  • Use an oil mister or brush, to coat the chicken very lightly (all over) with olive oil.
  • Cook the chicken for 25 minutes.
  • Shake the basket halfway through. Apply some oil onto the chicken if necessary.
  • Check for doneness and serve.
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