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Easy Air Fryer Drumsticks Recipe

Air Fryer Drumsticks

This Easy Air Fryer Drumsticks Recipe is going to show you how quick and easy it is to get a delicious chicken dinner on the table.

This recipe for air fryer drumsticks reminds us that anyone can put a healthy and delicious meal together in less than 30 minutes.

Chicken drumsticks are coated in olive oil and seasoned before being air fried. The result is perfectly crispy skin and a very juicy and moist inside. To allow the chicken to brown and cook through, it’s important to place the chicken one layer at a time in the basket. You can work in batches if necessary. 

How to Cook Drumsticks in Air Fryer

While you can make the same recipe in the oven you would need a little more oil and double the time because chicken on the bone tends to take a little longer in the oven. Either way, this recipe is a weekday dinner of dreams. 

We love these drumsticks on their own, but you can also serve them with our creamy ranch or guava bbq sauce for dipping. Our pasta salad, rice and black beans or a refreshing chopped salad make for the perfect side dishes to this chicken. 

Air Fryer Drumsticks

Recipe by Abuelas Cuban CounterCourse: EntreeCuisine: CubanDifficulty: Easy


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  • 8 chicken drumsticks 

  • 3 tablespoons of avocado oil

  • 1 ½ teaspoons of sazon

  • ½ teaspoon of garlic powder 

  • 1 teaspoon of salt and freshly ground pepper


  • Preheat air fryer by setting at 400 degrees for 5 minutes
  • While it is preheating, prepare the drumsticks. Place the drumsticks in a bowl, coat completely with the oil. Then add the spices and salt and pepper. Toss until completely combined on all sides. 
  • Add the drumsticks in one layer to the air fryer. Set air fryer at 375 degrees for 20 minutes, then set air fryer to 350 degrees, and set for another 5 minutes. 
  • Remove from the air fryer and serve.