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Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks

Course Main Course
Cuisine fusion,, Pakistani
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Author Sarah - Flour & Spice


  • 12 drumsticks


  • 1.5 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1.5 tbsp Crushed Ginger
  • 1.5 tbsp Crushed Garlic
  • 1.5 tbsp Dried Oregano
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Chili Flakes
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Crushed/Minced Green Chilies (if you want it spicy)
  • Oil for air frying


  1. Combine all the marinade ingredients in a bowl

  2. Score the chicken pieces with a sharp knife and cover the chicken with the marinade making sure to rub it well

  3. Marinade overnight or at least 6 hours

  4. Preheat your air fryer to 390F

  5. Place your chicken inside and cook for ten minutes undisturbed. Do make sure to leave space between the drumsticks. You will likely need to cook the drumsticks in batches

  6. Flip them over after ten minutes, spray with a little oil if they are looking dry, then cook them for another 10-15 minutes until the skin outside is bronze and the chicken is cooked through.

Recipe Notes

Without the green chilies these chicken legs have a kick but aren't spicy. If you want them to be spicy I strongly recommend adding crushed green chilies.