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


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


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?

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  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!

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