Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks

Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks

Title: Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks


  • 2 pounds (about 900g) chicken drumsticks
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Cooking spray (optional)


  1. Preheat Air Fryer:
    • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) for about 5 minutes.
  2. Prepare Chicken Drumsticks:
    • Pat the chicken drumsticks dry with paper towels. This helps to achieve a crispier skin. Place the drumsticks in a large bowl.
  3. Season Drumsticks:
    • Drizzle the chicken drumsticks with olive oil and evenly coat them. In a separate bowl, mix together garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, dried thyme, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper. Sprinkle the seasoning mixture over the drumsticks and toss until well coated.
  4. Arrange in Air Fryer Basket:
    • Arrange the seasoned drumsticks in a single layer in the air fryer basket. If needed, you can cook them in batches to avoid overcrowding.
  5. Air Fry First Side:
    • Air fry the drumsticks at 400°F (200°C) for 10 minutes. If your air fryer doesn’t have a basket that flips, you’ll need to manually flip the drumsticks halfway through the cooking time.
  6. Air Fry Second Side:
    • After 10 minutes, flip the drumsticks and air fry for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C) and the skin is golden and crispy.
  7. Optional: Spray with Cooking Spray (For Extra Crispiness):
    • If desired, spray the drumsticks lightly with cooking spray during the last few minutes of cooking for an extra crispy finish.
  8. Rest and Serve:
    • Allow the chicken drumsticks to rest for a few minutes before serving. This helps to retain their juiciness.
  9. Serve:
    • Serve the crispy air-fried chicken drumsticks with your favorite dipping sauce and side dishes.

Time and Intensity:

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes
  • Total Time: Approximately 30-35 minutes
  • Intensity: Easy

Note: Adjust the seasoning according to your taste preferences. Cooking times may vary based on the specific model of your air fryer, so it’s recommended to check for doneness by using a meat thermometer. Enjoy these crispy and flavorful air-fried chicken drumsticks!

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