Crispy Air Fryer Fried Chicken

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Easy to make, crispy air fryer, fried chicken


  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs mixed with a splash of water
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • cooking spray


  • Mix the sour cream and milk together in a baking dish. Place the chicken legs in the dish to marinate for half and hour – turn every ten minutes.
  • Set up a breading station; whisk the eggs and water together in a bowl or baking dish,  on a plate mix together the flour, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt and thyme. Place the panko on another plate.
  • Take one chicken leg at a time from the sour cream/milk mixture and  place it in the flour. Roll to coat. Add it to the egg mixture, then roll in the panko. Repeat with the rest of the chicken legs.
  • Place the chicken on the racks in your air fryer so there is room between the pieces. Spray with cooking spray if desired.
  • Cook per the directions on your air fryer turning once during cooking.


cook time is going to be somewhat dependent on the type of air fryer you own

serving size is two chicken legs

Keywords: fried chicken, air fryer chicken, crispy chicken