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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 Mir


  • Air Fryer


  • 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


  • Combine all the marinade ingredients in a bowl
  • Score the chicken pieces with a sharp knife and cover the chicken with the marinade making sure to rub it well
  • Marinade overnight or at least 6 hours
  • Preheat your air fryer to 390F
  • 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
  • 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.


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.