Air Fryer Turkey Legs

This recipe is perfect if you're cooking Thanksgiving for just two people and you don't want to spend the time cooking a whole bird and dealing with all of the leftovers. The skin gets crispy like it has been deep-fried while the meat stays juicy and tender.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
2 turkey legs


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 ½ pounds turkey legs


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

  2. Whisk together olive oil, poultry seasoning, parsley, salt, paprika, and pepper in a small bowl until evenly combined.

  3. Brush 1/2 of oil mixture on all the sides of the turkey legs and place into the air fryer basket.

  4. Cook for 25 minutes. Brush the tops of the turkey legs with some of the oil mixture. Flip turkey legs over and brush with remaining oil mixture. Cook until turkey is no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 10 more minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

528 Calories
26g Fat
1g Carbs
69g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 528
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 296mg 99%
Sodium 723mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 69g
Potassium 870mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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