Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Chicken Drumsticks

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Chicken Drumsticks

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Chicken Drumsticks are extraordinarily crispy outside and tender inside, with a yummy BBQ sauce to make them extra flavorful. This delicious recipe is a family favorite of mine and is a great way to have healthy fried chicken since this chicken recipe uses bacon and air instead of breading and oil.

You will find that this is the finest way to make these drumsticks with barbecue sauce. This simple recipe is much juicier than just using the bacon and dry rub. Also, the barbecue sauce helps keep the rub from being blown off the chicken in the air when it is cooking.

The sauce is almost similar, with a sticky glaze on the crispy bacon slices. You will end up licking your fingers clean. In the same way, you can cook chicken thighs and wings.

This mixture of flavors and texture is a hit with everyone, even picky eaters. It is so good, that you can serve these as a main dish for dinner, or as the perfect party appetizer.

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Chicken Drumsticks


6 chicken drumsticks

1 pound bacon (12 slices cut in half)

1/2 cup BBQ sauce


2 tablespoons canola oil

4 tablespoons brown sugar

1 tablespoon smoked paprika

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder


First, preheat the air fryer to 390 F.

Next, season the chicken with salt and pepper.

After, wrap the bacon tightly around the chicken drumsticks.

Mix the rub ingredients and moderately toss each bacon-wrapped chicken in the combination, pressing it slightly, and place on a parchment-covered sheet.

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Drumsticks

Next, arrange in the air fryer basket in one layer, not touching each other.

Make sure there is space between them, so the bacon can crisp.

After, mix the two sauces and brush the chicken.

Increase temperature to 400 F and air fry for seven -7- minutes at 400F.

Flip, brush again with sauce, and air fry for another 5-7 minutes or until crispy.

Serve directly.

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Chicken Drumsticks


Calories: 555kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 830mg | Potassium: 424mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 740IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg

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