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!
4 servingservings


Chicken drumsticks
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp light olive oil
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp smoked paprika powder
  • 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 are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice and spices. Once combined, place the chicken and marinade in a plastic bag, and make sure chicken is completely coated. Lay on a flat surface to evenly distribute and occasionally turn bag over. Allow to marinate while you prepare the rest.
  3. Rinse and peel the turnip. Cut into French fry sticks, about ⅓ x 4 inches.
  4. In a medium sized bowl, combine the paprika, oil, salt and pepper. Add the turnips to the bowl, and toss to coat. Finally, put the turnips in a single layer on a baking sheet (non-stick or lined with parchment paper).
  5. Place the drumsticks on a wire rack over a tray lined with aluminium foil, or on a broiler pan. This will help the crisping process! Bake for 30 minutes or until it's almost ready. Move the chicken to a lower rack and cover with aluminium foil.
  6. Place the turnip fries in the oven on a higher rack, and bake for 15 minutes. Turn them over, and bake for another 15 minutes, or until crispy and golden.
  7. Mix mayonnaise with the spices. Garnish with finely sliced scallion and fresh chili, and serve on the side.


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

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  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.
  6. Pedro sarkis
    How many drum sticks can you eat?
    Reply: #7
  7. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    How many drum sticks can you eat?

    That depends on how big your chickens were! The recipe, as written, is 4 servings from 3lbs of chicken.

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