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Six chicken drumsticks sitting on a blue plate with a napkin.
Air Fryer Fried Chicken Drumsticks
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks are coated with cornflake crumbs and seasonings. Then they're air fried to crispy, crunchy, perfection! In less than 30 minutes you'll be sitting down to a delicious meal!
Course: air fryer recipe, chicken, Easy Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer chicken, air fryer chicken drumsticks
Servings: 12
Calories: 297 kcal
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée
  • 12 chicken legs
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • cups corn flakes
  • 2 teaspoons salt divided
  • 1 teaspoon pepper divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1 teaspoon ground sage
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • olive oil spray
  1. In a small bowl, mix together the yogurt, 1 teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon pepper, and the milk until creamy.

  2. Brush each chicken leg with the yogurt mixture on all sides. Set aside.

  3. Add the cornflakes, remaining salt, remaining pepper, thyme, sage, and garlic powder into a medium bowl.

  4. Coat each chicken leg evenly with the cornflake crumb mixture. 

  5. Add 6 of the chicken legs to the air fryer and spray sparingly with olive oil spray.

  6. Close the fryer and set the temperature to 375-degrees, and set the time for 15 minutes.

  7. After 15 minutes, check the chicken for doneness and to make sure the juices run clear. If not, return the chicken to the fryer and cook for an additional 5 minutes (if needed).

Recipe Notes

Tools and equipment;

Air fryer, pastry brush, medium bowls, measuring spoons, measuring cups, meat thermometer

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Fried Chicken Drumsticks
Amount Per Serving (1 leg)
Calories 297 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 120mg40%
Sodium 526mg23%
Potassium 289mg8%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 181IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.