Vortex Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks from Frozen

Vortex Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks from Frozen

I have had a lot of people email me asking about cooking frozen food in a Vortex air fryer so here is some tips on cooking frozen drumsticks in a Vortex.

Can you cook frozen chicken legs in the air fryer?

Yes, you can you just need to make sure you cook them until the internal temperature is 165′.

How do you cook frozen chicken in an air fryer?

You can either cook them in the rotisserie basket or you can put them on a rack. Frozen ones take a little longer, normally it is about 15 minutes but it can take up to 20 if they are larger. You really need to go by temp. If you use the rack, I highly suggest using the lowest level rack because they take longer to cook than normal.

To cook in the rotisserie basket, simply coat the chicken legs with olive oil and seasonings and pop them in the basket and said it to rotate.

Do you have to thaw chicken before air frying?

No, you don’t have to thaw them you can cook them in the air fryer from frozen. You just need to add a few more minutes and he need to make sure the internal temperatures 165′.

How long do I cook frozen chicken legs in the air fryer?

If you want to cook frozen chicken in an air fryer, you will need to preheat the air fryer to around 390 degrees and cook for around 15-20 minutes.

Vortex Air Fryer Chicken legs

Instant Vortex Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks from Frozen

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Vortex Air Fryer
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 209kcal
Cost: $5


  • Vortex Air Fryer


  • 2 lbs frozen chicken legs 6-8 drumsticks
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion


  • In a large bowl, drizzle drumsticks with olive oil and seasoning. Toss to coat.
  • Add the frozen chicken drumsticks to the basket and place it in the air fryer. I put these in before heating because it is very hard to load when the fryer is hot!
  • Set your Vortex Air Fryer to 375'F.
  • Cook 15-20 minutes and test temp. When 165'F turn the air fryer off. Let the basket sit for a few minutes to cool down. If they are super small ones, they may only take 10 minutes to cook. Time REALLY depends on the size!!
  • Remove the basket. Careful as it will still be hot!


Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 461mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 243IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg

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