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Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks on a plate

Easy Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks

  • Total Time: 30
  • Yield: 3-4 1x


This is a budget-friendly recipe that is sure to please! This recipe combines pantry spices and chicken drumsticks in the air fryer for a flavourful and juicy weeknight chicken dinner.


  • 700 g Chicken Drumsticks (approximately 8)
  • 1/2 Tbsp Avocado Oil 
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp Smoked paprika 
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Salt (Sea Salt or Real Salt)
  • Fresh Ground Pepper (to taste)


  1. Add the chicken to a large mixing bowl and drizzle with the oil. Add the garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, paprika cumin and salt and mix to evenly coat the chicken. Season with fresh ground pepper to taste. 

  2. Add the tray to the air fryer basket. Set the air fryer to ‘air fry’ and preheat to 375ºF. 

  3. Even arrange the chicken in the air fryer basket. And push in the drawer. Cook for 16 to 18 minutes, flipping halfway, or until the chicken is cooked through and has reached an internal temperature of at least 165ºF.

  4. Season with additional salt and pepper if needed. Serve immediately.


Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to three days.

Serve with rice, quinoa or sweet potatoes with roasted or steamed vegetables or salad

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20

Keywords: chicken, dinner, chicken drumsticks, chicken legs, air fryer chicken