Make your favorite festival food at home with this Air Fryer Turkey Legs Recipe. Juicy turkey drumsticks with a sticky glaze just like at the renaissance fair.
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Cooking Turkey Legs In air Fryer
I love a good fair turkey leg, there’s no real replacement for it. But homemade turkey legs are great too. You can flavor them however you prefer and you don’t have to wonder how many flies landed on them before you ordered.
Make these turkey legs with just the dry spices, use the glaze recipe or just simple bbq sauce if you want. It’s up to you.
What Temp Should Turkey Legs Be Cooked To
Okay, so this is a bit of a debate. The outer portions of the turkey can be cooked to 165ºF internal temp while the internal portions are recommended for an internal temp of 180ºF. I take this to refer to a whole turkey. So I cook my individual legs to 165ºF. To err on the side of caution, go 180º.
Ingredients Needed For Glazed Turkey Legs (screenshot for grocery list)
- Turkey Legs
- Smoked Paprika
- Garlic Powder
- Soy Sauce
How To Cook Turkey Legs In An Air Fryer
- Rub turkey legs with oil. Rub paprika, garlic powder rand salt on legs evenly. Transfer to greased air fryer basket.
- Air fry at 400ºF for 15 minutes. Flip and air fry 15 more minutes. If turkey legs are cooked through at this time glaze with sauce. If not yet cooked through, air fry an additional 5 minutes before glazing.
- Glaze: Mix honey, soy sauce and ketchup.
- Air fry glazed turkey legs 2-3 minutes for a sticky glaze or 3-5 minutes for a charred sticky glaze.
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 680Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 330mgSodium: 1086mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 0gSugar: 19gProtein: 79g
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