Crunchy keto chicken drumsticks with coleslaw

Crunchy keto chicken drumsticks with coleslaw

Turn chicken up a notch with this crunchy coating spiced with hot, flavorful Jamaican jerk seasoning. Perfect for drumsticks or wings. It’s so tasty you will never know it’s keto and gluten-free. But it is. And so is the coleslaw, so dig in!

Crunchy keto chicken drumsticks with coleslaw

Turn chicken up a notch with this crunchy coating spiced with hot, flavorful Jamaican jerk seasoning. Perfect for drumsticks or wings. It’s so tasty you will never know it’s keto and gluten-free. But it is. And so is the coleslaw, so dig in!
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4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs 900 g chicken drumstick, skin-onchicken drumsticks, skin-on
  • ½ cup 120 ml sour cream or Greek yogurt (4% fat)
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp jerk seasoning
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp salt
  • 5 oz. 140 g pork rinds
  • 1 cup (3 oz.) 240 ml (85 g) unsweetened finely shredded coconut
  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp olive oil, for drizzling
Coleslaw
  • 1 lb 450 g green cabbage
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 cup 240 ml mayonnaise
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Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

    Chicken and marinade

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). Grease a wire rack and place over a baking dish, or grease a broiler pan.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together a marinade of sour cream or Greek yogurt, olive oil, jerk seasoning, and salt.
  3. Add the drumsticks and marinade to a large bowl, and toss to coat. Set aside for 15 minutes, and then transfer the drumsticks to another large bowl.
  4. Blend the pork rinds into fine crumbs, using a food processor or blender. Add the coconut flakes and blend for a few more seconds.
  5. Pour the crumbs over the drumsticks, and toss to coat on all sides.
  6. Place the drumsticks on a wire rack, and drizzle olive oil over the chicken. Bake on the middle rack for 20 minutes, and using tongs, gently turn the drumsticks over and bake for another 20 minutes, or until crispy and the internal temperature reads 165°F (74°C). While baking, prepare the coleslaw.
  7. Serve the drumsticks with a side of coleslaw, and enjoy!
  8. Coleslaw

  9. Using a sharp knife, mandolin, or food processor slicing blade, finely shred the cabbage.
  10. Place the cabbage, salt, and pepper in a large bowl and mix to combine. Set aside for 10 minutes, before serving.

Recommended special equipment

Blender or food processor.

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58 comments

  1. Jackie
    Does anyone know if, has tried an air fryer to cook these? If so please share what temperature and for how long you cooked them for. Thank you 😊
  2. John
    May I suggest using a plastic bowl for prep work
    Instead of single use plastic bags, for planets sake, Thanks.
  3. Lisa
    Is the fat content per serving accurate? 113g is pretty much my entire fat intake per day!
  4. Dawng2711
    I made this with chunks of chicken breast without skin. It was amazing. Will definitely be doing it again uk 🇬🇧
  5. Sherry
    after reading all the posts i decided that i would bake the chicken legs for 40mins, than i would finished up in the air fryer and
    it turned out awesome. Hubby loved it, but i wish i could keep the crunchy coating on better, but still we really like it. Also i made a regular cole slaw with vinegar and stevia dressing .
    Replies: #59, #60
  6. Irene
    can someone please tell me where I can get porkrinds from, and also shredded coconut . New to this site
    Reply: #57
  7. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    can someone please tell me where I can get porkrinds from, and also shredded coconut . New to this site

    This will depend on your location. Many people are able to find these items at their local grocery stores. You may also have better luck ordering online. Many people use Amazon for hard-to-find items.

  8. mpratt5
    This recipe was amazing! I covered chicken thighs in Rotisserie Chicken seasoning by McCormick since I didn't have jerk seasoning, dipped them in the sour cream that I added some olive oil to, then rolled them in the ground pork rinds. I did not have the coconut so didn't use that either. I sprayed them with olive oil and then air fried them in my air fryer. I think you could switch out seasonings as you wish and get a great result!
    Reply: #61
  9. mpratt5
    No need to pre bake when using an air fryer, Sherry. I air fried for 20 minutes, flipped the chicken and it was absolutely perfect!
  10. mpratt5
    I forgot to add that I air fried for another 15 minutes. I used thighs and they were delectable!
  11. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    This recipe was amazing! I covered chicken thighs in Rotisserie Chicken seasoning by McCormick since I didn't have jerk seasoning, dipped them in the sour cream that I added some olive oil to, then rolled them in the ground pork rinds. I did not have the coconut so didn't use that either. I sprayed them with olive oil and then air fried them in my air fryer. I think you could switch out seasonings as you wish and get a great result!

    I am so glad you enjoyed this recipe. Using a variety of seasoning is a great idea!

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