Air Fryer Chicken Legs – Perfectly Seasoned & Crispy!

Air fried chicken legs is the easiest way to make juicy chicken with crispy skin!

Bone- in chicken legs are inexpensive and have incredibly moist meat with lots of flavor.

plated Air Fryer Chicken Legs


CHICKEN Chicken legs are generally 1/4 chicken with thighs and drumsticks attached.  If you have just thighs and/or drumsticks, those work just fine too.

FLAVOR We season the chicken legs with olive oil, garlic powder, salt, pepper, & chicken seasoning. You can either buy seasoning or make your own homemade chicken seasoning!

process of seasoning Air Fryer Chicken Legs

How to Make Chicken Legs in an Air Fryer

  1. Drizzle olive oil over chicken legs and season (per the recipe below).
  2. Place legs, skin side down, in the basket of air fryer, cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Turn over & cook another 10-15 minutes.

cooked Air Fryer Chicken Legs in the air fryer

No air fryer? No problem. Bake chicken legs in the oven at 400°F for 40-45 minutes or until chicken reaches 165°F.

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cooked Air Fryer Chicken Legs in the air fryer

Air Fryer Chicken Legs

These air fryer chicken legs are tender & juicy on the inside, seasoned & crispy on the outside!
Course Air Fryer, Chicken, Dinner, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 legs
Calories 242
Author Holly Nilsson


  • 3-4 chicken legs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chicken seasoning* see note
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Preheat air fryer to 370°F.
  • Drizzle olive oil over chicken legs and generously season with chicken seasoning, garlic powder, and salt & pepper to taste.
  • Place the drumsticks in a single layer in the air fryer basket, skin side down, and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Flip the legs over and cook an additional 10-15 minutes or until the legs reach 165°F.


Premade chicken seasonings can vary in flavor and salt level. If your seasoning is quite salty, you might like to reduce the amount.

Ensure legs aren’t too crowded and that air can circulate around them. Do not overlap.


Calories: 242 | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 82mg | Potassium: 207mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg
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Air Fryer Chicken Legs in the air fryer with a title

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