Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Recipe

Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image by Cooking with Kirby via YouTube


This BBQ chicken recipe by Cooking with Kirby on YouTube only takes 3 ingredients to make and they are nice and tender. It’s affordable to make as a starter or to go along with other side dishes for a dinner meal. I love BBQ chicken, and my air fryer because it makes cooking fast and easy. It’s incredible how this recipe doesn’t require many spices either. However, if you want to season it with other spices, it would taste as good. I know that BBQ chicken doesn’t require much because it comes from the sauce. I prefer BBQ that is saucy. Also, I am impressed with how these drumsticks turned out because it’s a beautiful color.



  • BBQ rub or seasoning
  • Sweet Baby Ray’s Original BBQ Sauce or your favorite BBQ sauce
  • Chicken drumsticks


First, season the drumsticks with your favorite BBQ rub or seasoning on both sides. Pat it into the chicken. Place them back in the fridge to let them rest for about 30 minutes.

How To Make Air Fryer BBQ chicken Recipe - Bbq Chicken Recipe
Image by Cooking with Kirby via YouTube

Next, preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees at 10 minutes. Spray nonstick cooking spray in the basket and place the chicken legs into the air fryer. Cook for about 15 minutes. Flip them over and cook for another 5 minutes. Continue to watch Cooking with Kirby tutorial on YouTube for full instructions and details.

Air Fryer BBQ Chicken - Easy Air Fryer Recipe - Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue sauce
Image by Cooking with Kirby via YouTube

Overall, the drumsticks are nicely glazed in sweet BBQ sauce. I’ve made chicken in the air fryer before and it’s amazing. All of the juices are in the meat without being overcooked if you are using the right settings and time. This is a great and quick alternative if you want homemade BBQ chicken. Plus, it’s easy to tweak and can be made with your favorite sauce and rub.

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