This Air Fryer Bbq Chicken Drumsticks Recipe is the ultimate summer dinner idea without the hassle of lighting up your grill. Sticky barbecue chicken legs air fried to perfection.
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Sticky Bbq Air Fried Chicken Drumsticks – Keto, Whole30, Paleo
These bbq chicken legs made in an air fryer are To Die For! You get super juicy chicken legs with sticky bbq coating. The kind of meal that you need a wet cloth for cleanup afterwards. Messy and Delicious.
Air fried chicken is hands down the best and juiciest chicken you will ever eat. It’s like all the juices and flavor get locked inside while the outside gets super crisp. Perfection.
How Do You Make Air Fried Chicken Legs Keto Friendly
The only thing you need to focus on is the barbecue sauce that you use. You can either make your own bbq sauce, like this Low Carb Sugar Free Bbq Sauce. Or you can now find Keto friendly bbq sauces in many grocery stores. Walmart even carries G Hughes Sugar Free Bbq Sauce.
The same applies for Paleo and Whole 30 barbecue sauces.
My daughter LOVES Kinders Bbq Sauce. So that is what I usually have on hand. We get it at Costco.
How Long Do You Cook Drumsticks In The Air Fryer
This all depends on the size of the drumsticks and what air fryer you are using.
For this recipe I use medium/standard size drumsticks. They aren’t huge or tiny, somewhere in between.
I have used a Power XL Air Fryer and a Nuwave Air Fryer. The Power XL takes 2-3 minutes less to cook everything. You’ll get to know your air fryer and be able to adjust the cook times for optimal results.
Ingredients Needed For Air Fried Bbq Chicken Legs
- Chicken Drumsticks
- Smoked Paprika
- Bbq Sauce
How Do You Cook Drumsticks In An Air Fryer
- Toss the chicken drumsticks with a drizzle of oil, salt, pepper and preferred seasoning. I like to add smoked paprika.
- Spray air fryer basket with nonstick.
- Air fry at 400ºF for 25 minutes. Flip half way through cooking time.
- Slather chicken legs with bbq sauce then air fry for 3-5 more minutes or until cooked through to 165ºF internal temp.
What To Have With Bbq Chicken Drumsticks
Bbq chicken goes with just about anything. Here are a few side dish ideas that can be made in your air fryer:
Air Fryer Corn On The Cob: Bbq chicken and corn on the cob were just made for each other. What a delicious mess.
Air Fryer Potatoes: This satisfying side dish will go with any type of chicken you can come up with.
Air Fryer Asparagus: Chicken legs and asparagus make for a nutritious family meal.
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 542Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 288mgSodium: 585mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 55g
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