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air fryer bbq chicken legs

Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Legs

Crispy air fryer bbq chicken legs or drumsticks are perfectly seasoned, drenched in barbecue sauce then cooked to perfection. This delicious, cheap meal will definitely be a hit in your household.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 drumsticks
Calories: 323kcal



  • Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees F for 5 minutes.
  • In a bowl, combine the salt, ground black pepper, granulated garlic, onion powder, cayenne pepper, ground paprika and ground oregano. Mix the spice blend well.
  • Pat dry the chicken drumsticks with a paper towel and season with the spice blend making sure to coat each chicken leg completely.
  • Spray the inside of the air fryer with a propellant free cooking spray.
  • Transfer the chicken legs to the air fryer skin side up and cook at 380 degrees F for 20 minutes, flipping halfway.
  • Remove the chicken from the air fryer and toss with barbecue sauce in a bowl.
  • Place the chicken back in the air fryer and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes at 380 degrees F or until a thermometer inserted into the chicken legs reads a minimum of 165 degrees F.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy.


  • The seasoning measurements in this recipe are provided as a guide. Always season according to taste.
  • Check for doneness with a kitchen thermometer to ensure the chicken is ready to consume. A temperature of 165 degrees F or above is safe for chicken.
  • Always read your air fryer manual before using it.


Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 1129mg | Potassium: 343mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 371IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg