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Extra Crispy Air Fryer Drumsticks (Paleo, Whole30, Keto) - Oven Method Included

Learn how to make these Whole30 and keto air fryer drumsticks EXTRA crispy and addicting. Oven method is also included in case you don't own an air fryer!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 282kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil or your favorite cooking oil
  • 1 tbsp baking powder gluten free
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F for 5 minutes, if needed.
  • Place the drumsticks in a large bowl and toss with avocado oil.
  • Combine baking powder and the spice in a separate bowl.
  • Sprinkle the chicken with the spice mixture and toss together until evenly coated.
  • Cook in the air fryer in a single layer for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  • The internal temperature of the drumsticks should have reached 165 degrees F. If not, cook for longer until they do.

Oven Method

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees, and coat the chicken with spices the same way as the air fryer method.
  • Place the drumsticks in single layer on a greased baking sheet.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  • The internal temperature of the drumsticks should have reached 165 degrees F. If not, cook for longer until they do.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving - makes 4 | Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 453mg | Potassium: 813mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 316IU | Calcium: 210mg | Iron: 1mg