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Air Fryer Large Turkey Drumstick Leg

Are you looking for a super flavorful, juicy, and easy-to-cook large turkey drumstick? An air fryer is an excellent solution if you want to cook something delicious without going through the hassle of roasting in the oven. It creates tasty, crispy skin and perfectly cooked meat on the inside in no time at all.

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Indulge in a mouthwatering and succulent turkey drumstick cooked to perfection in an air fryer. This delectable dish offers the ideal combination of crispy skin and tender, juicy meat that will leave you craving more.

By using an air fryer, you not only save time and effort but you also ensure a healthier cooking method that reduces the amount of oil needed. With the perfect blend of spices and a foolproof cooking technique, this air-fried turkey drumstick recipe is sure to become a family favourite.

Why you’ll love this recipe:

  • Effortless preparation: With minimal ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions, this recipe is a breeze to prepare, making it perfect for both beginners and experienced cooks.
  • Healthier option: The air fryer uses hot air circulation to cook the turkey drumstick evenly, resulting in a deliciously crispy exterior without the need for excess oil or deep-frying.
  • Time-saving: Cooking the turkey drumstick in an air fryer significantly reduces cooking time compared to traditional methods, allowing you to enjoy your meal quicker.
  • Customizable: You can easily experiment with different seasonings and marinades to create a unique flavour profile that suits your taste buds.
  • Crowd-pleaser: The tender, juicy meat and crispy skin will impress your family and friends, making this recipe a go-to choice for gatherings and special occasions.

Ingredients

  • 1 Large Turkey Leg (0.8 kg)
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Chinese Five Spice
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • ½ tsp Cayenne Pepper
large turkey drumstick coated in spices in the air fryer

Air Fryer Instructions For A Large Turkey Leg

  • In a bowl, mix together all the spices. Rub the oil all over the drumstick, then rub in the spice mix.
  • Set the air fryer to 180℃ and set the time to 1 hour.
  • This is for a turkey leg weighing 0.8kg. Turn halfway through. To check to see if it is cooked in the middle, use a meat probe. The temperature should be at least 74℃ (165℃) in the thickest part of the leg.

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air fryer roast turkey drumstick large

Air Fryer Large Turkey Drumstick

Rachel
Perfectly cooked roast turkey leg cooked in the air fryer.
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Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 2 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, British
Servings 4
Calories 284 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Large Turkey Leg (0.8 kg)
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Chinese Five Spice
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • ½ tsp Cayenne Pepper

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl mix together all the spices. Rub the oil all over the drumstick then rub in the spice mix.
  • Set the air fryer to 180℃ and set the time to 1 hour. This is for a turkey leg weighing 0.8kg. Turn halfway through. To check to see if it is cooked in the middle, use a meat probe. The temperature should be at least 74℃ (165℃) in the thickest part of the leg.
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Nutrition

Calories: 284kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 34gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 708mgPotassium: 502mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 115IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Turkey Leg
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