Chili Lime Chicken Drumsticks with Avocado Oil [Recipe]

Spicy Keto Chicken Drumsticks [Recipe]

Chili lime chicken drumsticks have been my hero this past week. You see, my house sits right on top of this ridiculous hill with zero shade, completely exposed. With rain more than half the year, it’s usually no issue. The sun and I don’t see a lot of each other, but when it does come to pay a visit, there’s no escaping it. You can’t run, you can’t hide, you just have to deal with it. (Kind of like mother-in-laws, hey-oh!)

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Chili Lime Chicken Drumsticks [Recipe]

As the temperature climbed, my house quickly turned into a fiery inferno. I had convinced myself if I even looked towards the kitchen I would burst into flames. Since I have yet to accept heatstroke as my fate of death, I’ve avoided cooking as much as possible.

Turn on the oven? No thanks. Stand over a stove? I’ll pass. Sure there are salads, but… meh.

Coming through in the clutch: the outdoor grill.

Low Carb Chicken Legs [Recipe]

I got out of my house and enjoyed the sunshine while cooking up something tasty. I made a massive batch of these chili lime chicken drumsticks meal-prep-style on the grill. And since you can fit approximately 500,000 chicken legs on the barbecue, meal prep was a total breeze. We’re talking uncomplicated ingredients, minimal clean-up, dinner, lunch, lunch, lunch. I ate these for dinner that night, and they were just as good cold straight out of the fridge over the next few days. Lazy and delicious!

Honestly, I didn’t mind eating this over and over. First of all, drumsticks dude. You seriously can’t go wrong. I could probably live off of them alone and be a perfectly happy camper. Secondly, repeat meals made for an effortless way to account for macros. I know for some, eating the same thing day in day out sounds like a nightmare. But if you find something that you enjoy, nothing wrong with repeating it a few times!

Keto Chicken Legs Recipe with Chili & Lime [Recipe]

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Chili Lime Chicken Drumsticks with Avocado Oil [Recipe]

Grilled chili lime drumsticks have a nice kick to them!

Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Special Diet Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Paleo
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 Drumsticks
Calories 249 kcal
Author Tasha Metcalf

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix avocado oil, chili powder, lime juice and garlic powder until evenly distributed.
  2. Toss chicken drumsticks in mixture to evenly coat.
  3. Cover and let marinate for a minimum of 30-60 minutes.
  4. While the chicken is marinating, preheat grill to a medium-high heat (surface temperature of ~450F).
  5. Place chicken on the grill grates, and turn approximately every 5 minutes until chicken temperature reaches 185F, approximately 30-40 minutes depending on size of drumsticks.
  6. Salt to taste.
Nutrition Facts
Chili Lime Chicken Drumsticks with Avocado Oil [Recipe]
Amount Per Serving
Calories 249 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 11mg 0%
Potassium 22mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 24g 48%
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 0.5%
Calcium 0.2%
Iron 0.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Hey babe! I’m Tasha, the founder of Ketogasm. When I’m not in the kitchen crafting low carb recipes and geeking out on nutritional science, I help women transition to a ketogenic lifestyle. Whether you are healing with food or transforming that beautiful body of yours, I hope you find the resources on this site to be helpful on your journey!

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7 Comments

  • I live in a condo with no balcony for grilling 🙁 do you think this recipe would still work if I baked and broiled the chicken?

  • Hey there, just a quickie!

    Couldn’t make sense of fat content listed in chicken for your lime drumsticks, 225g for 512g of drumsticks, that’s 45g fat per 100g?? I would’ve thought there would be no more than 10g fat per 100g for chicken drumsticks (even less when grilled?). I maybe missing something or completely wrong but just wanted to mention it because if people are counting the fat content as listed, they may be using a figure that’s 4-5 times higher than it should be and eating this recipe liberally, thus consuming a greatly inflated protein/fat ratio, no small issue for someone trying to keep those ketones flowing!!

    Cheers

    Eddie

    • Oh jeez, you’re right. I must have been rushing through making this table and looks like I used the “skin” data versus the meat and skin data and breezed right over it. I updated the table with a link to the data source too. Thanks for catching that and letting me know, it’s very much appreciated!

    • I integrated everything to a new nutrition label plugin last week and this one didn’t import properly. I just went in to manually update the nutrition label, so everything should be up-to-date and accurate. 🙂

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