Air Fryer Southern Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

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Make delicious Southern chicken drumsticks with this easy air fryer recipe! Now making this yummy classic is super easy and simple thanks to your air fryer.

Chicken is one of the easiest foods you can make in your air fryer and thanks to its air fried technology, everything tastes so good -just like having your favorite restaurant-like drumsticks but at the comfort of your home!
You can whip up this easy recipe in just minutes, and have the entire family enjoy a yummy crunchy, golden and crisp chicken for lunch or dinner!


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Yields6 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time40 mins
 6 chicken legs
 2 tsp sea salt
 1 ½ tsp black pepper
 1 ½ tsp garlic powder
 1 ½ tsp paprika
 1 tsp onion powder
 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
 1 cup self-rising flour
 ¼ cup cornstarch
 2 eggs room temperature
 1 tbsp hot sauce
 2 tbsp milk or buttermilk
 ¼ cup water
 olive oil
1

Wash and dry chicken, set aside.

Make delicious Southern chicken drumsticks with this easy air fryer recipe! Now making this yummy classic is super easy and simple thanks to your air fryer.

2

In a bowl combine seasonings.

Make delicious Southern chicken drumsticks with this easy air fryer recipe! Now making this yummy classic is super easy and simple thanks to your air fryer.

3

Coat chicken generously with about a tablespoon of the spice mixture. (Add a splash of olive oil to the chicken to help distribute the spices if needed. Really rub it in!). Set aside.

4

In a gallon-size plastic bag, mix together flour, cornstarch, and remaining spice mix. (VERY IMPORTANT: Flour SHOULD taste well-seasoned. Add in more spices and salt if needed) Set aside.

5

In a large dish, mix together eggs, hot sauce, milk, and water.

6

Coat chicken very lightly in the flour mixture, shaking off the excess.

Make delicious Southern chicken drumsticks with this easy air fryer recipe! Now making this yummy classic is super easy and simple thanks to your air fryer.

7

Place on a tray to allow time for some of the flour to absorb a little.

8

Coat the chicken in the egg mixture (shaking off excess).

Make delicious Southern chicken drumsticks with this easy air fryer recipe! Now making this yummy classic is super easy and simple thanks to your air fryer.

9

Immediately, coat the chicken lightly in the flour mixture, shaking off excess.

Make delicious Southern chicken drumsticks with this easy air fryer recipe! Now making this yummy classic is super easy and simple thanks to your air fryer.

10

Let chicken rest for about 15 minutes so that some of the flour is absorbed.

Make delicious Southern chicken drumsticks with this easy air fryer recipe! Now making this yummy classic is super easy and simple thanks to your air fryer.

11

Use an oil mister or brush, to coat the chicken very lightly (all over) with olive oil.

Make delicious Southern chicken drumsticks with this easy air fryer recipe! Now making this yummy classic is super easy and simple thanks to your air fryer.

12

Place chicken in greased Air Fryer basket, allowing room for the air to flow all around the chicken. (do not crowd).
Cook according to your air fryer, flipping halfway and brushing very lightly with more oil (if needed) so that no flour is visible. (I cooked on 350 F. for about 18 minutes)

Make delicious Southern chicken drumsticks with this easy air fryer recipe! Now making this yummy classic is super easy and simple thanks to your air fryer.

13

Remove and let chicken rest for about 5 minutes.

Make delicious Southern chicken drumsticks with this easy air fryer recipe! Now making this yummy classic is super easy and simple thanks to your air fryer.

14

Serve immediately. (Homemade air fried chicken does not stay crisp very long)

Make delicious Southern chicken drumsticks with this easy air fryer recipe! Now making this yummy classic is super easy and simple thanks to your air fryer.

Recipe nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Servings 6


Amount Per Serving
Calories 315
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4.9g8%
Saturated Fat 1.2g6%
Cholesterol 42mg15%
Sodium 132mg6%
Potassium 204mg6%
Total Carbohydrate 45.4g16%
Dietary Fiber 2.3g10%
Sugars 2g
Protein 21.1g43%

Calcium 70%
Iron 3.2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients

 6 chicken legs
 2 tsp sea salt
 1 ½ tsp black pepper
 1 ½ tsp garlic powder
 1 ½ tsp paprika
 1 tsp onion powder
 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
 1 cup self-rising flour
 ¼ cup cornstarch
 2 eggs room temperature
 1 tbsp hot sauce
 2 tbsp milk or buttermilk
 ¼ cup water
 olive oil

Directions

1

Wash and dry chicken, set aside.

Make delicious Southern chicken drumsticks with this easy air fryer recipe! Now making this yummy classic is super easy and simple thanks to your air fryer.

2

In a bowl combine seasonings.

Make delicious Southern chicken drumsticks with this easy air fryer recipe! Now making this yummy classic is super easy and simple thanks to your air fryer.

3

Coat chicken generously with about a tablespoon of the spice mixture. (Add a splash of olive oil to the chicken to help distribute the spices if needed. Really rub it in!). Set aside.

4

In a gallon-size plastic bag, mix together flour, cornstarch, and remaining spice mix. (VERY IMPORTANT: Flour SHOULD taste well-seasoned. Add in more spices and salt if needed) Set aside.

5

In a large dish, mix together eggs, hot sauce, milk, and water.

6

Coat chicken very lightly in the flour mixture, shaking off the excess.

Make delicious Southern chicken drumsticks with this easy air fryer recipe! Now making this yummy classic is super easy and simple thanks to your air fryer.

7

Place on a tray to allow time for some of the flour to absorb a little.

8

Coat the chicken in the egg mixture (shaking off excess).

Make delicious Southern chicken drumsticks with this easy air fryer recipe! Now making this yummy classic is super easy and simple thanks to your air fryer.

9

Immediately, coat the chicken lightly in the flour mixture, shaking off excess.

Make delicious Southern chicken drumsticks with this easy air fryer recipe! Now making this yummy classic is super easy and simple thanks to your air fryer.

10

Let chicken rest for about 15 minutes so that some of the flour is absorbed.

Make delicious Southern chicken drumsticks with this easy air fryer recipe! Now making this yummy classic is super easy and simple thanks to your air fryer.

11

Use an oil mister or brush, to coat the chicken very lightly (all over) with olive oil.

Make delicious Southern chicken drumsticks with this easy air fryer recipe! Now making this yummy classic is super easy and simple thanks to your air fryer.

12

Place chicken in greased Air Fryer basket, allowing room for the air to flow all around the chicken. (do not crowd).
Cook according to your air fryer, flipping halfway and brushing very lightly with more oil (if needed) so that no flour is visible. (I cooked on 350 F. for about 18 minutes)

Make delicious Southern chicken drumsticks with this easy air fryer recipe! Now making this yummy classic is super easy and simple thanks to your air fryer.

13

Remove and let chicken rest for about 5 minutes.

Make delicious Southern chicken drumsticks with this easy air fryer recipe! Now making this yummy classic is super easy and simple thanks to your air fryer.

14

Serve immediately. (Homemade air fried chicken does not stay crisp very long)

Make delicious Southern chicken drumsticks with this easy air fryer recipe! Now making this yummy classic is super easy and simple thanks to your air fryer.

Air Fryer Southern Chicken Drumsticks Recipe