Keto Buffalo drumsticks with chili aioli

Keto Buffalo drumsticks with chili aioli

These baked buffalo chicken drumsticks are delicious and crispy, without frying! Perfect as a keto game day snack or even as a main dish. Served with a spicy garlic and chili aioli, this duo will delight the whole crew.

Keto Buffalo drumsticks with chili aioli

These baked buffalo chicken drumsticks are delicious and crispy, without frying! Perfect as a keto game day snack or even as a main dish. Served with a spicy garlic and chili aioli, this duo will delight the whole crew.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

Chicken drumsticks and marinade
  • 2 lbs 900 g chicken drumstickchicken drumsticks
  • 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
Chili aioli
  • 13 cup 80 ml mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp chipotle powder
  • 1 1 garlic clove, mincedgarlic cloves, minced
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Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

Chicken drumsticks and marinade

  1. Preheat the oven to 365°F (185°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Put the drumsticks in a plastic bag or in a medium-sized bowl.
  3. Mix the marinade ingredients together in a small bowl. Pour it over the drumsticks to coat completely and let marinade for 10 minutes at room temperature.
  4. Place the drumsticks on the baking sheet and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until they become golden and crispy. .
  5. Chili aioli

  6. In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, minced garlic, and chili powder until well combined.
  7. Serve the drumsticks with the chili aioli on the side.

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30 comments

  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 up......to 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.

    Thanks
    J

  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.

  15. Lindsey
    Could you make the marinade, add the chicken, and then freeze them for cooking later?
    Reply: #16
  16. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Could you make the marinade, add the chicken, and then freeze them for cooking later?

    We have not tested that for this recipe, but it should work OK.

  17. Robert Robles
    Serving size per person? Why is it so difficult to answer that?
    Reply: #18
  18. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Serving size per person? Why is it so difficult to answer that?

    Serving size is going to depend on how many chicken wings you get in your specific amount of meat. Smaller wings = more wings per serving than if they were large. This is why we give the number of servings as it is the most accurate.

  19. Kathryn
    That was nice of you to answer that, Kristin, considering the attitude in that question! :)
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  21. Lora
    personally, i would like some suggestions for side dishes that are more common than rutabaga - please and thank you
    Reply: #22
  22. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    personally, i would like some suggestions for side dishes that are more common than rutabaga - please and thank you

    We have a whole collection of side dish recipes.
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/recipes/side-dishes

  23. Cynthia
    This is an easy, excellent dish to whip up on a weeknight. I used bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs, and they were delicious. This recipe will go into my regular rotation. Thanks, Diet Doctor staff!
  24. Yvonne
    Made for lunch today, delicious
  25. grandscheme109
    Was easy to make and so delicious! Will definitely enjoy this again.
    Reply: #26
  26. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Was easy to make and so delicious! Will definitely enjoy this again.

    These are a family fave at my house, especially with the aioli!

  27. carlkurkoski
    These were excellent! Cooked them on the charcoal grill with Applewood smoke for an hour. Delicious!
  28. Xandi
    These were wonderfu....not overtly salty and not drenched in too much sauce after baking as many restaurant wings tend to be. Thank you! I paired these wings with some collard greens cooked in bacon and onion. I served the wings and the collards up with some peeled celery sticks, and the aioli was a really great pairing with them. I will put these in regular rotation at our house!
    Reply: #29
  29. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    These were wonderfu....not overtly salty and not drenched in too much sauce after baking as many restaurant wings tend to be. Thank you! I paired these wings with some collard greens cooked in bacon and onion. I served the wings and the collards up with some peeled celery sticks, and the aioli was a really great pairing with them. I will put these in regular rotation at our house!

    Sounds great! So glad you love them!

  30. Sandra Moreland
    So does the 2 tbs. of oil go in the marinade? Or in the pan? Not clear....
    Reply: #31
  31. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    So does the 2 tbs. of oil go in the marinade? Or in the pan? Not clear....

    I've always included the oil in the marinade.

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