Air Fryer Chicken Legs
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.)
- 1 cup pickle brine
- 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
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
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.)
Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 404mg | Potassium: 449mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 1mg