Recipe: Keto Chicken Drumsticks

On a Keto or low-carb diet and looking for a tasty dinner recipe? The following Keto Chicken Drumsticks by Wendy Polisi of Kicking Carbs is a great option! I had it with Alexia mashed cauliflower, which was buttery and full of flavor, as well as delicious French-cut green beans.

Keto Chicken Drumsticks

When you want an easy meal that the entire family will enjoy, these low-carb chicken legs are perfect!

Prep Time5 mins

Cook Time18 mins

Total Time23 mins

Course: Main

Cuisine: American

Keyword: air fryer, ninja grill

Servings: 6

Calories: 358.75kcal

Author: Wendy Polisi


  • 2 pounds chicken legs
  • 1/2 cup avocado oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes


  • Place the chicken in a shallow dish or large zip-top bag.
  • Combine the avocado oil, coconut aminos, Dijon mustard, garlic, salt, pepper, and red chili flakes.
  • Pour over the chicken and coat the chicken. Let it marinate at room temperature for 1 hour or refrigerate overnight.
  • Drain the chicken from the marinade.

Air Fryer

  • Preheat your air fryer to 400° F.
  • Arrange the chicken in a single layer and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Flip and cook for another 6 to 8 minutes until the internal temperature is 160° F.
  • Allow to rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

Ninja Foodi Grill

  • Set your Ninja Grill to GRILL MEDIUM. Set the timer to 15 minutes.
  • When it is preheated, add the chicken in a single layer.
  • Cook, flipping halfway though until the internal temperature is 160° F
  • Allow to rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.


  • Preheat the oven to 420° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place a rack on it.
  • Arrange the chicken in a single layer on the rack.
  • Cook the chicken for 25 to 30 minutes until the internal temperature is 160° F.


Calories: 358.75kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.74g | Protein: 14.31g | Fat: 32.05g | Saturated Fat: 5.88g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.38g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18.59g | Trans Fat: 0.05g | Cholesterol: 80.15mg | Sodium: 717.23mg | Potassium: 188.16mg | Fiber: 0.24g | Sugar: 0.04g | Vitamin A: 132.35IU | Vitamin C: 0.37mg | Calcium: 12.38mg | Iron: 0.7mg

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