Air Fryer Everything Chicken Drumsticks

August 17, 2020Kristy
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Make a frugal, fast meal with these Air Fryer Everything Chicken Drumsticks!

As we head into the back to school season, quick meals during the week become a MUST!  It really does not get any easier or tastier than these Air Fryer Everything Chicken Drumsticks.

Air Fryer Everything Chicken Drumsticks

This air fryer chicken recipe only uses TWO ingredients, plus some olive oil cooking spray, which is perfect to always have on hand when using an air fryer.

What do you need for Air Fryer Everything Chicken Drumsticks?

Air Fryer Everything Chicken Drumsticks

This is ALL you need, but I also like to use olive oil cooking spray to keep the chicken moist, so that is optional but something that works well when using the air fryer too.

What is “Everything” Seasoning?

Air Fryer Everything Chicken Drumsticks

This seasoning is actually for Everything Bagels, but it’s AMAZING on a variety of recipes and gives a great salty flavor to these chicken legs.

This happens to be a favorite for my kids, plus it only takes 25 minutes to make.

Air Fryer Everything Chicken Drumsticks

If you prefer you can either buy the Everything Seasoning at your local grocery store or you can use this Everything Bagel Seasoning Recipe to make it right at home.

Once you have the seasoning ready, all you need are some chicken legs and you’ll be ready to make this easy recipe.

Can you add vegetables to this recipe?

Here is a great tip, you can absolutely cook the vegetables with this recipe.  If you have a Ninja Foodi, you can put the vegetables on the bottom and place the wire rack in the pot of the Ninja Foodi right on top of the vegetables.  Once the rack is in place, you simply place the chicken on it and cook.

Air Fryer Everything Chicken Drumsticks

The vegetables may need an additional 5 minutes after removing the chicken but it will cook all in one pot.

If you are using a traditional air fryer with an air fryer basket, you can place the vegetables in the basket and the chicken right on top.  After 25 minutes, remove the chicken and stir up the vegetables if needed.  If the vegetables need a few extra minutes add that to the cooking time to your desired doneness.

That’s exactly how I made these, my vegetables were cooked right along with the chicken.

When we make this we like to add baby potatoes that are halved and some frozen green beans. 

I add the green beans frozen in with the potatoes, then I placed the chicken on top.  I almost always have to add about 5 additional minutes to the vegetables once I remove the chicken.

Tips for Making Air Fryer Everything Chicken Drumsticks:

Air Fryer Everything Chicken Drumsticks

I always suggest checking on the chicken after about 15-20 minutes because all air fryers heat differently.  We use a Ninja Foodi Air Fryer and it always takes 25 minutes to cook this.  We like it crispy.

It does need to have an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees to be considered done, I usually cook ours to 180 degrees.  The best way to check this is with a quick read thermometer

Now, are you ready to eat? Let’s enjoy these Air Fryer Everything Chicken Drumsticks!

Air Fryer Everything Chicken Drumsticks

If you enjoy this recipe, you will love these Air Fryer Seasoned Chicken Drumsticks too.

Air Fryer Everything Chicken Drumsticks

Air Fryer Everything Chicken Drumsticks

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Get ready for a great meal with this frugal, fast Air Fryer Everything Chicken Drumsticks, ready in 25 minutes!


  • Everything Bagel Seasoning
  • 6 Chicken Drumsticks (or More)
  • Olive Oil Cooking Spray (Optional)


  1. Spray the air fryer basket with olive oil cooking spray.
  2. Place the chicken drumsticks in the basket and top evenly with Everything Bagel Seasoning.
  3. Air Fry at 390*F for 25 minutes or until the internal temperature is at least 165*F.
  4. It's best to check these at 20 minutes since all air fryers heat differently.
  5. If you have additional drumsticks, repeat the process.


If you want to add vegetables follow the instructions in the post. These do need to normally be cooked about 5 minutes longer, once you remove the chicken if you are cooking potatoes.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 351Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 173mgSodium: 340mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 36g
Air Fryer Everything Chicken Drumsticks

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