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Chicken drumsticks are breaded with a cornflake crust and cooked in the air fryer for a quick and easy mid-week dinner.

Recipe Summary

20 mins
30 mins
10 mins
2 servings


Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Mix together egg and water in a shallow bowl. Combine cornflake crumbs, garlic powder, onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, Cajun seasoning, chili powder, and paprika in a second shallow bowl.

  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Season drumsticks on both sides lightly with salt. Dip each drumstick into the egg mixture, followed by the cornflake mixture, rolling drumsticks and pressing down to ensure all surfaces are coated.

  • Spray the top of the chicken with cooking spray and place, sprayed side down, into the air fryer basket. Spray to top of the drumsticks - you may need to put the drumsticks on their side depending on how large they are.

  • Air-fry for 10 minutes and carefully turn them over. Lower the temperature to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C). Cook for an additional 10 minutes or until internal temperature of chicken is at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Check doneness after 5 minutes as drumstick size will determine time.

Nutrition Facts

536 calories; protein 64.8g; carbohydrates 22.1g; fat 19.5g; cholesterol 280.2mg; sodium 1125.6mg. Full Nutrition