Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks

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Easy, crunchy, and juicy chicken drumsticks that are bursting with fried chicken flavor straight from the air fryer.

PREP TIME5 minutes
COOK TIME25 minutes
TOTAL TIME30 minutes


  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp celtic sea salt
  • 1 tsp fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • (Optional) 1 cup Ranch dressing and 1 tsp hot sauce – I prefer Sriracha


  1. In a small bowl, combine herbs and spices.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Place drumsticks in a bowl or a plastic bag and drizzle with olive oil.
  4. Toss to coat.
  5. Sprinkle herbs and spices all over drumsticks to coat them.
  6. Preheat air fryer at 400 for 2-10 minutes.
  7. Place drumsticks in air fryer basket and cook for 10 minutes on 400.
  8. Remove basket and flip chicken drumsticks.
  9. Cook at 400 for another 10 minutes.
  10. If chicken is not 165 degrees internally, add another 5 minutes of cook-time.
  11. Time can vary based on drumstick size, so do check the temperature with a digital thermometer after cooking to prevent over or under cooking.
  12. When chicken has reached 165 degrees internally, serve immediately.
  13. (Optional) To make a dipping sauce mix the ranch dressing and hot sauce, add more for a spicier sauce. Enjoy!


Yield: 8

Serving Size: 1

Amount Per Serving Calories:201 Total Fat:12g Saturated Fat:3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat:8g Cholesterol:116mg Sodium:381mg Carbohydrates:1g Fiber:0g Sugar: 0g Protein:22g

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