Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks


The air fryer chicken drumsticks are deserving of their blog post. They’re quite juicy, and the spices combine to create a rich flavor that pairs well with the sweet, sticky caramelization. Plus, if you’re anything like me, half the fun is eating out of your food as it comes out of the oven as opposed to waiting for it to be done in a conventional oven.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp sweet paprika
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp fresh chopped parsley for garnish



  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the chicken, brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and olive oil. Toss the chicken in the dressing to coat it.
  2. In an air fryer, cook the chicken for 25 to 30 minutes at 380F, flipping halfway through.
  3. Sprinkle the parsley over the chicken and place it on a serving plate. Serve immediately.


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