These Air Fried Chicken Legs are a healthy way to enjoy Chicken Drumsticks. With minimal oil, this is a healthier alternative to the deep frier. (Oven baked alternative provided.)
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 18 mins
Total Time: 28 mins
- 1 cup pickle juice
- 2 pounds chicken drumsticks
- 1 tablespoon baking powder gluten free
- 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
- Salt and pepper
Place the pickle brine in a bowl and add the drumsticks. Allow to marinade at room temperature for 30 minutes, or up to 2 hours in the refrigerator.
Preheat the Air Fryer to 400 degrees.
Remove the chicken from the pickle brine and pat dry.
In a small bowl combine the baking powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and dried rosemary. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (I used 1 teaspoon of salt and ½ teaspoon of pepper.)
Coat the chicken with the oil and then with the seasoning mixture.
Cook in a single layer for 10 minutes. Flip and cook for another 8 to 12 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165° F. (Keep in mind that air fryers vary greatly, so use an instant read thermometer to make sure your chicken is done.)
NutritionCalories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 699mg | Potassium: 449mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 1mg