Crispy Air-Fryer Chicken Legs Recipe

October 28, 2022
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This perfect recipe for juicy tender air-fried chicken legs with an addictive crispy crunch made with only a simple ingredient blend. 

Air fryer chicken drumsticks take less than 5 minutes to prepare and cook up extra juicy with crispy skin. So easy!

These Chicken Drumsticks are tossed in olive oil and then a blend of seasonings before they are cooked. This gives them a delicious flavour and crispy skin! Use American Garden’s BBQ sauce to add an additional flavour twist and we guarantee you that your chicken legs never tasted that good before!

This air fryer chicken legs recipe is a recipe you want to keep around because it pretty much goes with anything. We love them with potato salad and pasta salad during the summer and roasted vegetables during the winter.


  • 6 Cups chicken legs
  • 1/2 Cup olive oil
  • 1/4 Cup American Garden’s BBQ Sauce original
  • 1/4 Cup American Garden’s apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 Teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)


  1. Shake all the ingredients together in a big zip-top bag to combine. Then place the chicken legs in the bag with the olive oil and shake until evenly covered.

  2. Allow the chicken to marinade in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. The longer the better. Refrigerate overnight for optimal results.

  3. Preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes at 200 degrees Celsius.

  4. Cook the chicken in the air fryer at 200°C for 18–20 minutes, flipping halfway through. The internal temperature of the chicken should be at least 73 degrees Celsius.


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