My name is Elena and I am a Chef Master. I love experimenting with different recipes and techniques in the kitchen. Today, I want to share with you my favorite recipe for air fryer chicken legs. This recipe is perfect for busy weeknights or for a quick and easy dinner. Not only is it delicious, but it is also healthier than traditional fried chicken. So, let's get cooking!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Recipe Category: Main Dish
- Recipe Cuisine: American
- Aggregate Rating: 5/5
- 6 chicken drumsticks
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- olive oil spray
- Preheat air fryer to 400°F.
- In a small bowl, mix together paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper.
- Coat chicken drumsticks with the spice mixture.
- Place flour in a shallow dish, beaten egg in another, and breadcrumbs in a third.
- Dredge each drumstick in flour, then dip in beaten egg, and coat with breadcrumbs.
- Spray chicken drumsticks with olive oil spray.
- Place chicken drumsticks in the air fryer basket and cook for 20-25 minutes or until crispy and golden brown. Flip halfway through cooking time.
- Remove from air fryer and let cool for a few minutes before serving.
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- Q: Can I use chicken thighs instead of drumsticks?
- A: Yes, you can use chicken thighs instead of drumsticks. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly.
- Q: Do I need to preheat my air fryer?
- A: Yes, it is important to preheat your air fryer before cooking to ensure even cooking.
- Q: Can I use a different seasoning blend?
- A: Yes, feel free to use your favorite seasoning blend or adjust the spices to your liking.
- Q: How do I know when the chicken is cooked through?
- A: The internal temperature of the chicken should reach 165°F when fully cooked.
- Q: Can I use a different type of oil spray?
- A: Yes, you can use any type of oil spray you prefer.
1. For extra crispy chicken, spray drumsticks with olive oil spray a few times during cooking.
2. To save time, you can use pre-seasoned breadcrumbs instead of making your own seasoning blend.
3. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce or side dishes.
That's it! I hope you enjoy this air fryer chicken legs recipe as much as I do. It's a quick and easy way to make delicious and healthier fried chicken at home. Happy cooking!