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turkey legs in an air fryer

Air Fryer Turkey Legs

These Easy Air Fryer Turkey Legs are seasoned and roasted to perfection with crispy skin. Serve these for weeknight dinners or as main dish for the holidays and Thanksgiving!
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer turkey, air fryer turkey legs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 turkey legs
Calories 512kcal


  • 2-3 pounds turkey legs Mine weighed about 3/4 of a pound each for a total of 4 turkey legs.
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Creole Seasoned Wings (Option 1)

Standard Turkey Seasoning Wing (Option 2)


  • Pat the turkey legs dry and rub both sides with olive oil. Sprinkle the spices throughout. Rub the spices into both sides of the legs. Ensure the spices completely cover both sides of the drumsticks. Add more spices if necessary.
  • Place the turkey legs in the air fryer basket. Do not stack, Cook in batches if necessary.
  • Air fry on 370 degrees for 25 minutes.
  • Open the air fryer and flip the drumsticks. Air fry for an additional 5-10 minutes or until the internal temperature (at the thickest part of the wing) has reached 165 degrees. Use a meat thermometer. Also air fry until the wings have reached your desired level of crisp. Add additional time if necessary.
  • Cool before serving.



  • I provided my 2 favorite ways to season these wings. Pick a method or you can also use your favorite store-bought chicken or poultry rub.
  • Cook time will vary based on the air fryer brand and model you use. Always cook turkey until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees. Use a meat thermometer.
  • If your legs don't fit your basket, cook in batches and do not stack. 4 turkey legs fit easily in my 5.8-quart air fryer.


Serving: 1turkey leg | Calories: 512kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 66g | Fat: 28g