Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks


Prep time + cook time = just 30 minutes! These chicken drumsticks will be ready in no time.

  • Pat the chicken dry, combine all spices into a large bowl and coat each drumstick with the spices using your hands.
  • Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray, add the chicken and cook in an even layer for 25 minutes. Coat with buffalo sauce and enjoy!

Hint: Cooking time depends on your individual air fryer so be sure to keep an eye on the drumsticks for the last few minutes to ensure they don’t burn.

Course: Appetizer Dinner

Cuisine: American

Prep Time: 5 minutesCook Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Servings: 6
Servings Calories: 247.59kcal


▢3 pounds chicken drumsticks
▢1 ½ teaspoons salt
▢½ teaspoon black pepper
▢1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder
▢1 teaspoon onion powder
▢½ teaspoon cayenne, pepper
▢1 ½ teaspoons smoked paprika
▢cooking oil spray
▢½ cup buffalo sauce


Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees F.
In a small bowl, combine salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne and smoked paprika.
Pat dry the chicken drumsticks with a paper towel. Place the chicken legs in a large casserole dish or bowl and rub the spice mixture all over the chicken until each leg is fully coated.
Place the chicken drumsticks in an even layer in the air fryer, spray lightly with cooking oil and cook for 25 minutes, flipping halfway through, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
Add drumsticks to a bowl with the buffalo sauce and toss to coat. Serve and enjoy!


  • Preheat your air fryer before cooking to achieve crispy drumsticks.
  • Using a paper towel, pat the drumsticks dry to remove excess moisture before seasoning with the spices.
  • Make sure the chicken has reached an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees F. Cook to 185 degrees F for no redness near the bone.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 247.59kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.45g | Protein: 26.99g | Fat: 14.22g | Saturated Fat: 3.74g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.07g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5.67g | Trans Fat: 0.07g | Cholesterol: 139.8mg | Sodium: 1353.72mg | Potassium: 368.18mg | Fiber: 0.38g | Sugar: 0.11g | Vitamin A: 386.43IU | Vitamin C: 0.22mg | Calcium: 19.56mg | Iron: 1.15mg
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.


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