Chicken drumsticks with keto fries

Chicken drumsticks with keto fries

Tasty chicken drumsticks with keto-friendly — not so French — fries and spicy mayo dip. Finger-licking affordable goodness for the whole family, any day of the week!

Chicken drumsticks with keto fries

Tasty chicken drumsticks with keto-friendly — not so French — fries and spicy mayo dip. Finger-licking affordable goodness for the whole family, any day of the week!
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4 servingservings

Ingredients

Chicken drumsticks
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp smoked paprika powder
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp light olive oil
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 lbs 1.5 kg chicken drumstickchicken drumsticks
Keto fries
  • 1½ lbs 650 g turnip
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp paprika powder
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp light olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • scallionscallions and red chili pepper, slicedred chili peppers, sliced (optional)
Spicy mayonnaise
  • ¾ cup 175 ml mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp chili flakes
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. In a plastic bag, combine olive oil and lime juice with the spices. Add the chicken drumsticks and mix thoroughly with the marinade. Allow to marinate while you prepare the rest.
  3. Rinse and peel the turnip. Cut into fry-shaped sticks and place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Mix paprika powder, oil, salt, pepper and pour over the turnip. Combine well.
  4. Fry the chicken in the middle of the oven for 20 minutes or until it's almost ready. Move to a lower rack and cover with aluminium foil.
  5. Place the baking tray with the turnip on a higher rack and bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Mix mayonnaise with the spices. Garnish with finely sliced scallions and fresh chili.

Tip!

Feel free to marinate the chicken a day ahead, so you just need to fry them when it's time!

If you don't have a convection oven, you can first fry the chicken drumsticks and keep them warm under aluminium foil while the turnip fries are in the oven.

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5 comments

  1. Gil
    This recipe sounds awesome and I'm ready to try it. Is there some kind of translation issue with respect to the instructions? Do you mean BAKE in the oven @ 400F ? I'm sure you don't mean FRY in the oven. Please clarify THANKS
    Reply: #2
  2. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    Yes, bake in the oven!
  3. Yeni
    Yeah, I was wondering the same. I made it, I used a rack for the chicken a little bit late after researching what was “frying in the oven”...
  4. Gil
    Thanks Kristin Parker
  5. Gil
    OK, just did the turnip fries recipe. I cut them into "shoe string" fries (very thin) and used the sauce to toss them in. I was very very wary about the 15 minutes at 400F. I had to go 45 minutes to get some of the texture of a french fry. Some of the turnip fries on the outsides were crispy like a french fry, the rest were half crispy and a little soggy BUT tasted FANTASTIC !! More tweaking to do to get the texture correct.

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