Air Fryer Drumsticks


These super tasty air fryer drumsticks have a deliciously seasoned crispy coating. Easy to make and delicious for dinner, or with drinks.

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Air fryer drumsticks
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2021-09-30, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 35 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 29-04-2022

35 minutes 4 people Snacks 244 calories p.p.
Air fryer drumsticks


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  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon powdered smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper
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  • medium bowl
  • air fryer
  • baking parchment
  • tongs

Air Fryer Drumsticks

35 minutes 4 people Snacks 244 calories p.p.

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Preparation – 5 minutes

Mix the olive oil, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder and cayenne pepper in a medium sized bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Add the drumsticks to the spice mixture and make sure they are completely covered with it.

Air fryer drumsticks
Air fryer drumsticks

Finishing the air fryer drumsticks – 30 minutes

Place a piece of baking parchment in the airfryer and put the drumsticks on it. Bake the drumsticks at 200 degrees celsius until golden brown (around 30 minutes).

Turn the drumsticks after 15 minutes of baking so that all sides are nicely crisped. The drumsticks are ready when they are fully cooked through and the outside is crispy. Enjoy your meal!

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Air Fryer Drumsticks: frequently asked questions

How are these drumsticks best enjoyed?

You can eat these drumsticks hot or cold. They’re delicious as a main course with vegetables and potatoes, but also very tasty as a snack with drinks.

These types of drumsticks are also often served cold as part of a buffet.

Could I also cook these drumsticks in the oven?

You can cook these drumsticks in the oven, but they need a longer baking time.