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Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks

Tender, juicy, and healthy air fryer chicken drumsticks with an irresistible crispy crunch on top that comes together in just under 20 minutes. This recipe is really easy to make with just a few ingredients and it’s loaded with flavors making them a perfect pair for any meal.
5 from 11 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 6 chicken drumsticks
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon red paprika
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper powder
  • Chopped cilantro for garnishing


  • In a bowl, stir together all-purpose flour, red paprika, salt, black pepper powder, baking powder, and onion powder.
  • Once combined add the chicken drumsticks and olive oil, and mix until the drumsticks are well coated with the spice mixture.
  • Preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes at 350-degrees F / 180-degree C. Place the drumsticks in the air fryer basket without overlapping.
  • Air fry for 10 minutes. Flip and then cook for another 10 minutes or until lightly brown and charred.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve hot. Enjoy!