The Best Keto Air Fryer Lemon Chicken Drumsticks

Looking for an easy, delicious and healthy meal? Look no further than these air fryer garlicky lemon chicken drumsticks! This recipe is good for nearly any diet including Whole 30, Paleo, Keto or gluten-free. With no added sugar, it's all about the spices with this straightforward recipe. With tasty ingredients like lemon, garlic, onion powder, smoked paprika and more, it's a flavorful recipe for chicken that's super healthy. With the use of an air fryer, you'll have perfectly cooked drumsticks in no time. With barely any effort!

For everyone trying to start their year off eating right, this easy chicken recipe is for you! This recipe is good for nearly any diet including Whole 30, Paleo, Keto or gluten-free. With no added sugar or honestly any junk or extra fat, it’s all about the spices with this straightforward, chicken drumstick healthy recipe. Tasty ingredients include lemon, garlic, onion powder, smoked paprika, oregano, and more, making it a flavorful recipe for chicken that’s good for you and a breeze to make. Using an air fryer will give you perfectly cooked drumsticks in no time. And barely any effort!

A major cooking game changer for me has been using the Ninja Foodi 2-Basket Air Fryer. This air fryer is DELUXE. The Lambo of air fryers. I kid you not.

This is the first air fryer with 2 independent cooking baskets that use DualZone Technology letting you cook two foods, two ways, and finish AT THE SAME TIME!

Looking for an easy, delicious and healthy meal? Look no further than these air fryer garlicky lemon chicken drumsticks! This recipe is good for nearly any diet including Whole 30, Paleo, Keto or gluten-free. With no added sugar, it's all about the spices with this straightforward recipe. With tasty ingredients like lemon, garlic, onion powder, smoked paprika and more, it's a flavorful recipe for chicken that's super healthy. With the use of an air fryer, you'll have perfectly cooked drumsticks in no time. With barely any effort!

Meat and veggies? Chicken and veggies? Donuts and cookies? Popcorn shrimp and fries? Whatever your preference, you can literally cook up any combo of foods you want. And cook it all simultaneously. It has six customizable programs: Air Fry, Air Broil, Roast, Bake, Reheat, and Dehydrate.

Not convinced? Well, another cool feature is the Smart Finish Technology which lets you set each basket with its own function time and temperature to cook. The air fryer will then intelligently manage cooking to finish and serve together at once.

NEVER HAVE YOUR HOT FOOD GET COLD BEFORE SITTING DOWN TO EAT EVER AGAIN!

Back to the recipe. For the chicken I’m using Perdue Harvestland Organic Chicken Drumsticks Pack which comes with three packs, each filled with 2-4 frozen drumsticks.

Some fast facts about Perdue chicken:

  • USDA Certified Organic
  • Free Range
  • Non-GMO Project Verified
  • No Antibiotics Ever
  • No Hormones or Steroids Added
  • All-Vegetarian Diet
Looking for an easy, delicious and healthy meal? Look no further than these air fryer garlicky lemon chicken drumsticks! This recipe is good for nearly any diet including Whole 30, Paleo, Keto or gluten-free. With no added sugar, it's all about the spices with this straightforward recipe. With tasty ingredients like lemon, garlic, onion powder, smoked paprika and more, it's a flavorful recipe for chicken that's super healthy. With the use of an air fryer, you'll have perfectly cooked drumsticks in no time. With barely any effort!

This air fryer chicken, which can also be used with thighs, couldn’t be any simpler to make. All you do is marinate your chicken in the lemon juice and seasoning mix for up to an hour, then pop them in one layer in your air fryer at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes.

Garnished with some lemon zest and your choice of veggies and there you have a simple 30 minute meal that’s Keto, gluten-free, Paleo and Whole 30 friendly!

Air Fryer Garlicky Lemon Chicken Drumsticks

Air Fryer Garlicky Lemon Chicken Drumsticks

Looking for an easy, delicious and healthy meal? Look no further than these air fryer garlicky lemon chicken drumsticks! This recipe is good for nearly any diet including Whole 30, Paleo, Keto or gluten-free. With no added sugar or honestly any junk or extra fat, it's all about the spices with this straightforward, healthy recipe. Tasty ingredients include lemon, garlic, onion powder, smoked paprika, oregano, and more, making it a flavorful recipe for chicken that's good for you and a breeze to make. Using an air fryer will give you perfectly cooked drumsticks in no time. And barely any effort!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • Ninja Foodi Air Fryer 2-Basket Air Fryer with DualZone

Ingredients
  

  • 8 Perdue Harvestland Organic Chicken Drumsticks
  • 2 Lemons
  • 2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1.5 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1.5 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1-2 tbsp Lemon Zest Optional

Instructions
 

  • Add the chicken drumsticks and lemon juice to a bowl mix together to coat the chicken. Then add in the spices, using your hands to evenly coat and rub the mixture into the chicken. Marinate for 30 minutes – an hour.
  • Place the chicken in one layer in the air fryer, you may need to do this in two batches if your air fryer basket isn’t large enough to not crowd the drumsticks.
  • Cook on 400 degrees F. for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  • Remove and garnish with lemon zest and serve with air fried vegetables.

Notes

Original recipe by www.wholekitchensink.com.
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Keyword 30 Minute Meal, Air Fryer, Air Fryer Chicken, Chicken, Chicken drumsticks, Drumsticks, Gluten-Free, Healthy Recipe, Keto, Paleo, Whole 30

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Chelsea is a San Francisco-based journalist whose passion revolves around exploring the world, immersing herself in foreign cultures, and of course, eating and drinking everything delicious.

Her work can be found in TravelPulse, Forbes, INSIDER, SF Gate and more. She covers all things food, drink and travel and is always up for an adventure, whether that means an adrenaline-pumping excursion or trying a new cuisine.

2 Comments

  1. January 20, 2021 / 7:51 pm

    Hi Chlesea. Just got an air fryer for Xmas. I’ll have to try this recipe.

    • Chelsea Davis
      Author
      January 21, 2021 / 1:45 am

      Oh awesome! Yeah they’re so great and versatile!

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