Place this dish on the family table and watch them dig in - these seasoned drumsticks are moist juicy and so much easier to eat than chicken breast for someone with bariatric surgery.

Pair with a tomato-cucumber salad and a Ranch dipping sauce. Yum.


6 chicken legs, no skin

1 cup milk

1/4 cup hot sauce

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon smoked paprika


  • Preheat air fryer as per directions - I used the 390 setting. If using a convection toaster oven, preheat to 400 degrees.
  • Place the chicken in a large plastic bag or bowl, add the milk, hot sauce, salt, garlic powder, and paprika - close bag to marinate for 30 to 60 minutes or overnight in the refrigerator. Remove from liquid and dry with paper towels.
  • Arrange in the air fryer basket. (or on Pam-sprayed baking sheet) and air fry or bake until golden, 15 to 17 minutes.
June 28, 2023
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