Keto Buffalo drumsticks with chili aioli

Keto Buffalo drumsticks with chili aioli

Chicken drumsticks are delicious as a keto snack or main course. Goes great with a spicy garlic and chili aioli.

Keto Buffalo drumsticks with chili aioli

Chicken drumsticks are delicious as a keto snack or main course. Goes great with a spicy garlic and chili aioli.
4 servingservings


Chili aioli
  • 23 cup 160 ml mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp smoked paprika powder or smoked chili powder
  • 1 1 garlic clove, mincedgarlic cloves, minced
  • 2 lbs 900 g chicken drumstickchicken drumsticks or chicken wings
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp tabasco
  • butter or olive oil, for greasing the baking dish


Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 450° (220°C).
  2. Put the drumsticks in a plastic bag.
  3. Mix the ingredients for the marinade in a small bowl and pour into the plastic bag. Shake the bag thoroughly and let marinate for 10 minutes in room temperature.
  4. Coat a baking dish with oil. Place the drumsticks in the baking dish and let bake for 30–40 minutes or until they are done and have turned a nice color.
  5. Mix together mayonnaise, garlic and chili.

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  1. Hugh
    This is something we'd definitely like to try.

    But why do we need to use (and presumably discard) a PLASTIC BAG?

    Can't we just toss the chicken pieces with the seasonings in an ordinary reusable glass bowl and let them sit for the short marinating time, perhaps covered?

    Reply: #3
  2. Ciru
    It's a suggestion, not a necessity. Some prefer to use reuseable stuff while others prefer less clean each his own.
    For the record I have tried both methods and honestly prefer the plastic bag method better because the seasoning spreads all over the meat easier and more evenly.
  3. Apicius
    I think some people may have a slight issue with touching raw chicken and cleaning the surfaces that came into contact with raw chicken (salmonella phobia?) I personally don't, and do the same as you (glass bowl, utensils for stirring and picking up chicken pieces.) I also limit contact of food with plastics, Teflon, and other surfaces that may have diluents that can find its way into food.

    Some people prefer quick tips (like the plastic bag idea). I don't mind seeing instructions either way. If you have another way...great...then do it. Do as you please.

  4. Rochel
    These were delicious, so satisfying. How can you feel deprived with food this yummy!
  5. Joanna
    Awesome chicken dinner recipe. Those who aren’t Keto will enjoy it with you!
  6. Erik
    What does everyone do with the chili aioli......dip the wings or coat them after they get out of the oven????
  7. Mackensie
    amazing recipe! i used wings for this and they came out beautiful and crisp, i used the chili aioli as a dipping sauce instead of slathering them on the wings after being cooked, but i might try that next time :) will definitely be making these again in the future.
  8. Ryan
    How many of these count as a serving?
  9. John Taylor
    Serving size is confusing. Based on your 2lbs of drum sticks and 4 servings that would be 18 oz of chicken. The micros don’t add up.
    I am assuming this is a raw weight but still it seems high.
    Any thoughts
    The recipe is amazing, and so easy my 9 and 11 yr old boys made it with my supervision.

    Just looking for the right serving size to manage the protein intake.


  10. Katerina Anderson
    Great the whole family loved them
  11. Adele
    These are delicious! My non-keto husband loved them too. I made the dipping sauce using store bought Garlic Veganaise & just added paprika. A keeper.
  12. Connie
    Amazing recipe!! I used smoked paprika instead of chilli...delicious!! Will definately make again and again!!
  13. Jeanne Sasse
    What are the storage & reheat instructions
    Reply: #14
  14. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    What are the storage & reheat instructions

    There are no specific storage requirements for these. They can be stored in the refrigerator.

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