5 ranch chicken drumsticks sprinkled with parsley on a long white platter with a white towel behind all on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Air Fryer Ranch Chicken Drumsticks

Try making ranch chicken drumsticks in the air fryer for a quick and easy meal without all the added oil from regular frying.

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During the Amazon Prime Days this year, I was able to get a combo Air Fryer and Dehydrator. I was so excited! I’ve been wanting an air fryer for a long time, and jumped on this deal the moment I saw it.

Here’s the exact one I purchased:

The first thing I made was some cheesy bread. Yes, I could have used the toaster to toast my bread, but I wanted to test out the air fryer. The next thing I made was ranch chicken drumsticks. We bought a large package of chicken drumsticks recently to make Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Drumsticks and had extra.

Since we needed to test out the air fryer on a real recipe, we made something simple. It was simple but it was delicious! When the boys ate all of theirs and asked for more, we new we had a winner.

A couple of years ago we made a meal with ranch pork chops. I took the same idea, but switched it to ranch chicken drumsticks.

When using the air fryer, you don’t want a lot of oil. These were barely coated with oil, just enough to make the ranch powder stick to the chicken.

Step by Step

Ingredients for ranch chicken drumsticks in stainless steel bowls on a wooden surface: chicken drumsticks, ranch powder, olive oil

Brush drumsticks with olive oil.

Chicken drumsticks covered with olive oil in a stainless steel bowl next to a small bowl of ranch powder all on a wooden surface

Coat the drumsticks with the ranch powder.

Chicken drumsticks covered with oil and ranch powder on a round white plate on a wooden surface

Place in the air fryer at 380F for 20 minutes. Remove and flip the drumsticks.

Ranch chicken drumsticks in a metal air fryer basket

Cook another 10 minutes or until they are done.

5 ranch chicken drumsticks sprinkled with parsley on a long white platter with a white towel behind all on a wooden surface

Leftovers

Honestly, we didn’t have any leftovers. The boys loved these and asked for more. But, we have saved similar meals before. Place in a sealed leftover container in the refrigerator. Reheat in the oven or toaster oven for a few minutes, just until warm. If you put in the air fryer again, they may start to burn. We also like cooked chicken cold the next day so it doesn’t have to be reheated.

Recipe

Originally Published On: December 21, 2020

5 ranch chicken drumsticks sprinkled with parsley on a long white platter with a white towel behind all on a wooden surface

Air Fryer Ranch Chicken Drumsticks

Try making ranch chicken drumsticks in the air fryer for a quick and easy meal without all the added oil from regular frying.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course:
Main Dish
Cuisine:
American
Keyword:
air fryer
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chicken drumsticks
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ranch powder
Dietary Needs:
Egg-Free
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Gluten-Free
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Keto
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Nut-Free
Meat:
Chicken/Turkey
Cooking Method:
Air Fryer
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs chicken drumsticks
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pkg ranch powder

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Instructions

  • Brush drumsticks with olive oil
  • Coat the drumsticks with the ranch powder
  • Place in the air fryer at 380F for 20 minutes
  • Remove and flip the drumsticks
  • Cook another 10 minutes or until they are done
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Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Ranch Chicken Drumsticks
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 335 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 140mg47%
Sodium 177mg7%
Potassium 339mg10%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 70IU1%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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