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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


  • 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.
  • 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.


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