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Low-Carb Jalapeno Chicken Drumsticks

Delicious, quick, and easy, drumsticks are a perfect meal or appetizer for any time. These low-carb jalapeno chicken drumsticks have an extra “kick” for your next meal!

Low-Carb Jalapeno Chicken Drumsticks

WHAT ARE LOW-CARB JALAPENO CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS?

Jalapeno chicken drumsticks are deliciously marinated in a jalapeno marinade before being grilled or baked.

They are the perfect game-day appetizer, main course addon, or main course all by themselves.

They have a delicious “zing” of spice but not enough that anyone who has an aversion to spicy foods can’t eat them. They are juicy, delicious, and the perfect meal for any time of the year!

JALAPENO CHICKEN DRUMSTICK INGREDIENTS

Before you set out to make these delicious drumsticks, make sure you have the following ingredients on hand first.

  • 1 package chicken drumsticks
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 large jalapeno, halved and finely chopped, seeds included
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

After you have all of this, you’re set and ready to go!

HOW TO MAKE LOW-CARB JALAPENO DRUMSTICKS

  1. Mix marinade ingredients in a small bowl
  2. Pour the marinade into the tray and flip the drumsticks so that the tops of the drumsticks are face down in the liquid
  3. Let marinate in fridge at least 4 hours
  4. Once done marinating, remove chicken from marinade. Save the remaining liquid and baste the chicken with it as you’re cooking
  5. Cook on a charcoal/propane grill or indoor stove or grilling pan until cooked through
  6. Eat and enjoy!
Low-Carb Jalapeno Chicken Drumsticks

ALTERNATIVE COOKING METHODS

If you don’t have an outdoor grill for whatever reason, there are a couple of other ways you can cook these drumsticks.

IN THE OVEN

Since most everyone has an oven, these drumsticks can easily become baked drumsticks.

To do this, you’ll want to follow this alternate set of cooking instructions for baking only.

  1. Mix marinade ingredients in a small bowl
  2. Pour the marinade into the tray and flip the drumsticks so that the tops of the drumsticks are face down in the liquid
  3. Let marinate in fridge at least 4 hours
  4. Once done marinating, remove chicken from marinade. Save the remaining liquid and baste the chicken with it as you’re cooking
  5. Preheat your oven to 425˚F
  6. Place the chicken on a baking sheet and place inside
  7. Baste and check every 15 minutes
  8. Cook for roughly 40 minutes and check for doneness
  9. Eat and enjoy!

ON AN INDOOR GRILL

The other method is to use an indoor grill. Often thought of as a George Foreman grill (for the most part a very different thing entirely), indoor grills are a handy utensil to use in the winter-time or during bad weather.

To use an indoor grill, you’re going to want to follow the same directions as an outdoor grill. However, due to the differences in makes and models, your cooking time can vary widely.

Use your own judgment (and a meat thermometer wouldn’t hurt) when making sure the chicken is cooked through on an indoor grill.

Low-Carb Jalapeno Chicken Drumsticks

WHAT TO EAT WITH JALAPENO CHICKEN

There are plenty of delicious low-carb side dishes you can pair with this semi-spicy chicken.

Here are some ideas to get you started.

For more ideas, you can check out our recipe index.

TOOLS USED TO MAKE LOW-CARB JALAPENO CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS

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  • Charcoal or Propane Grill – An outdoor grill, either propane or charcoal, is a wonderful way to cook food (especially meats) to achieve a new level of flavor. Either method is great, but if you don’t have a grill and have room for one, it’s a definite must-have. Summertime (or any time) just isn’t the same without one!
Low-Carb Jalapeno Chicken Drumsticks


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Low-Carb Jalapeno Chicken Drumsticks

Low-Carb Jalapeno Chicken Drumsticks

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes

Delicious, quick, and easy, drumsticks are a perfect meal or appetizer for any time. These low-carb jalapeno chicken drumsticks have an extra "kick" for your next meal!

Ingredients

  • 1 package chicken drumsticks
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 large jalapeno, halved and finely chopped, seeds included
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

    1. Mix marinade ingredients in a small bowl
    2. Pour the marinade into the tray and flip the drumsticks so that the tops of the drumsticks are face down in the liquid
    3. Let marinate in fridge at least 4 hours
    4. Once done marinating, remove chicken from marinade. Save the remaining liquid and baste the chicken with it as you're cooking
    5. Cook on a charcoal/propane grill or indoor stove or grilling pan until cooked through
    6. Eat and enjoy!

Notes

  • If you don't have an outdoor or indoor grill, you can do this in a skillet on the stovetop
  • You can also bake these in the oven at 375˚F for at least 30 minutes
  • Nutrition Information
    Yield 2 Serving Size 1/2 recipe
    Amount Per Serving Calories 214Total Fat 18gCarbohydrates 3gProtein 11g

    Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from an online food databse. All carbohydrate counts are calculated as net carbs instead of total. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.

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