Air Fryer Parmesan Drumsticks

Low Cost Air Fryer Parmesan Drumsticks


  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup butter – melted


  1. Lightly coat the inside of the air fryer tray or basket with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Pat the chicken drumsticks with a paper towel.
  3. Mix together grated parmesan, dried oregano, dried parsley, paprika, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  4. Melt 1/2 cup butter in a different bowl.
  5. First, dip the chicken drumstick in the melted butter. Coat on both sides.
  6. Next, toss with the parmesan mixture. Coat both sides. Repeat the last two steps until all chicken drumsticks are coated.
  7. Place chicken in a single layer in the air fryer – cook in two batches if needed.
  8. Cook at 400F for 12 minutes then flip over.
  9. Cook an additional 12-15 minutes or until chicken reaches 165F as an internal temperature when poked with a meat thermometer.