Air Fried Chicken Legs | Mini Van Dreams

Air Fried Chicken Legs

People, go buy an air fryer right now.  I LOVE MINE.  I have never, ever, ever been able to make fried chicken… until now.  Grab your air fryer and make these healthier air fried chicken legs!  They are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.  Serve them with some mashed potatoes and dinner is done.

Air Fried Chicken Legs | Mini Van Dreams

Air Fried Chicken Legs

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes


  • 1 lb chicken legs
  • 3/4 cup pickle juice from pickle jar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons chicken rub I used Aldi's Brew Pub Rub OR 1 teaspoon each garlic powder, paprika, and onion powder


  • Rinse chicken. Place in gallon size zipper bag with pickle juice; allow to marinate 30 minutes to two hours.
  • Preheat air fryer to 390 degrees. Prepare air fryer basket with spray oil.
  • Place beaten eggs in bowl. Place flour and seasonings in second bowl. Dip chicken in beaten egg, then dredge in flour.
  • Place chicken legs in air fryer basket in single layer (do not crowd them - you might need to make two batches to fry all the chicken )
  • Spray chicken with spray oil. Close up air fryer and set timer for 10 minutes.
  • When 10 minutes is done, flip chicken over. Spray second side with oil and continue cooking another 10 minutes or until internal temperature is 165 degrees.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg
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  1. I have been meaning to step into the thank you for sharing your recipe. It has inspired me to finally try. My grandma used to make fried chicken I would like to try and resume the tradition. I am especially excited about the pickle juice!

  2. Hi Julia! It was nice to meet you at BlogyCon and chat a bit at breakfast on Saturday. I love your biz cards and blog header! Keep on blogging!

  3. Kimberly Bryant says:

    This was the first recipe I made in my Air Fryer. It was a huge hit. My husband actually told me the next day I need to make it again.

  4. Niki Ford says:

    Thank You so much for sharing. Your food recipes looks so delicious.

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