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!
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
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
- Ninja Foodi Air Fryer 2-Basket Air Fryer with DualZone
- 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
- 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.
- Cook on 400 degrees F. for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.
- Remove and garnish with lemon zest and serve with air fried vegetables.
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Hi Chlesea. Just got an air fryer for Xmas. I’ll have to try this recipe.
Oh awesome! Yeah they’re so great and versatile!