Air Fryer Fried Chicken Recipe
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Air Fryer Fried Chicken Recipe

Easy air fryer fried chicken recipe! With a light breading these chicken drumsticks, wings or breasts will have moist meat but a nice crispy outside.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time24 mins
Total Time39 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, chicken, fried chicken
Servings: 6
Calories: 633kcal
Author: The Typical Mom


  • 12 chicken legs or other chicken parts but time below works for drumsticks
  • 2 tbsp seasoned salt
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 bag chicken breading or use flour with seasonings to bread


  • Put drumsticks in a bowl and pour olive oil on top. Rub all legs with olive oil so they are coated well. Preheat air fryer for 5 minutes at 375 degrees.
  • One at a time sprinkle seasoning of your choice all over each drumstick. Or if you are using the bagged seasoned breading we did add mix to gallon baggie and shake with 3 legs inside so they are coated well with powder.
  • When preheated spray the inside of your air fryer basket lightly with non stick spray.
  • Lay legs with meatiest side facing down into your basket so they don't overlap, 4 fit nicely in our Ninja Foodi.
  • Close your air fryer lid and set for 24 minutes. Flip legs after 10 minutes, then continue cooking other side for 12 minutes. After 22 minutes has elapsed open the lid and spray tops with olive oil in a can.
  • Air fry for 2 additional minutes to really crisp the tops. Continue for another 1-2 minutes if you want them extra extra crispy. (of course always check chicken to ensure they are cooked thru before eating)
  • Remove and enjoy...then add another batch.


Serving: 3oz | Calories: 633kcal | Protein: 42g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 239mg | Sodium: 216mg | Potassium: 523mg | Vitamin A: 235IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1.8mg