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Crispy Skin Baked Chicken Drumsticks

Crispy skin baked chicken drumsticks - super juicy and flavorful, these baked chicken drumsticks are low carb, gluten-free and all kinds of delicious!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: African
Keyword: crispy skin baked chicken drumsticks
Servings: 12
Calories: 136kcal



  • If using an oven, preheat to 400 F (200 C).
  • Wash and pat the chicken dry, or leave on a colander for 30 minutes to drain.
  • Pour the coconut aminos, olive oil, paprika, cayenne pepper, bouillon powder, rosemary, black pepper and salt into a bowl.
  • Mix with a fork or whisk till it is completely blended in.
  • Rub all over the chicken drumsticks.
  • Arrange on a baking pan or air fryer basket and choose the ‘air fryer’ setting (400 F). Set the timer for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, take out the chicken, flip it over, then put it back for another 30 minutes.
  • Let cool for a few minutes when done.
  • Serve and enjoy!


This recipe serves 12 and has 1 net carb per serving.
  • Make sure all the water drains from the drumsticks after washing to ensure it crisps up quickly.
  • Check to be sure the internal temperature of the drumsticks reaches at least 175 degrees before you take it out. Don’t eyeball it.
  • Don’t toss the dripping! Use as a sauce by rubbing on the chicken just before serving.
  • If you want less heat, reduce the cayenne pepper by half. If you want more, add as much as you can handle!


Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 400mg | Potassium: 168mg | Vitamin A: 115IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.5mg