Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Chicken Legs

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Chicken Legs- only 4 ingredients needed to make this low carb chicken dish.

It’s a quick and easy recipe that can be made in just 25 minutes. After 20 minutes in the air fryer,

the outside of the chicken is crispy but the meat stays super juicy.

Indulge in the delicious flavors of crispy Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Chicken Legs. Our easy-to-follow recipe will guide you through the process of creating this mouthwatering dish that is guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds. Juicy chicken infused with smoky bacon flavors – this dish is a winner!

Ingredients Needed

The only ingredients needed are:

  • Chicken legs
  • Cajun or Creole Seasoning
  • Black pepper
  • Bacon

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Chicken Legs Recipe Tips

Use regular, NOT thick-cut bacon. The thick-cut will not get as crispy and takes longer to cook.

Do NOT crowd the air fryer. To get the bacon crispy, it needs to have room for the air to circulate all around it. Cook the chicken in batches if you are making more than 5 to 6 pieces.

For the seasoning, I like to use Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning. Don’t use too much of it. It is very salty and the bacon will salt the chicken as well. This is why salt isn’t an ingredient for this recipe. If you need to watch your sodium intake, they make a low sodium version.

Air Fryer Cooking Times Vary

Use the cooking time as an estimate. Cooking times can vary alot between models of air fryers. Chicken is done when it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees. If you don’t have a kitchen thermometer, make sure the juices run clear.

Don’t forget to preheat the air fryer. It will help the chicken cook more evenly.

Air Fryer Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Legs

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Chicken Legs- only 4 ingredients needed to make this low carb chicken dish. So quick and easy!


  1. Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Sprinkle chicken legs with cajun seasoning and pepper.

  2. Wrap a piece of bacon around each chicken leg.

  3. Preheat air fryer to 390 degrees. Lightly spray air fryer basket with oil to make sure the bacon doesn’t stick.

  4. Air fry chicken in 2 batches. Place half the chicken in the air fryer. Air fry for 20 minutes, flipping over halfway through.

    Repeat with second batch.

    Note: You can rewarm the first batch in the air fryer briefly before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Air Fryer Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Legs

Amount Per Serving

Calories 286
Calories from Fat 198

% Daily Value*

Fat 22g34%

Saturated Fat 6g38%

Trans Fat 1g

Cholesterol 121mg40%

Sodium 110mg5%

Potassium 268mg8%

Carbohydrates 1g0%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 1g1%

Protein 21g42%

Calcium 13mg1%

Vitamin C 1mg1%

Vitamin A 223IU4%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional info is provided as a guide only and can vary based on brands or products used, measuring techniques, and cooking methods.