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air fryer bacon wrapped chicken drumsticks

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Chicken Drumsticks

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Chicken Drumsticks are unbelievably crispy outside and tender inside with a yummy BBQ sauce to make them extra flavorful.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Chicken Drumsticks
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 drumsticks
Calories 555kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 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


  • Preheat the air fryer to 390 F.
  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Wrap the bacon tightly around the chicken drumsticks.
  • Mix the rub ingredients and gently toss each bacon-wrapped chicken in the mixture, pressing it slightly, and place on a parchment-covered sheet.
  • 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.
  • Mix the two sauces and brush the chicken.
  • Increase temperature to 400 F and air fry for 7 minutes at 400F. Flip, brush again with sauce, and air fry for another 5-7 minutes or until crispy.
  • Serve immediately.


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