Keto Cajun Chicken Drumsticks

Keto Cajun Drumsticks

Are you looking to spice up your boring keto staple meal?  Drumsticks are our staple dinner.  These keto Cajun Drumsticks just made me mom of the year!

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Keto Cajun Drumsticks

Keto Cajun Drumsticks    

A staple dinner in my house is often chicken drumsticks and veggies.  I buy the big Costco packs of organic chicken drumsticks and then freeze them. 

On a night where we have a lot going on (usually kids and sports related), I'll pull them out, marinade them and cook 'em up!

Normally, I use coconut oil and then some sort of spice like sage.  Simple.

Tonight I was in the mood for something with a bit more kick and wanted to spice it up some!

The Flavor

I had just come up with a keto cajun spice to make a Cajun version of my seasoned tater tots. I made quite a bit so I decided to use it instead of my normal sage mix. 

Oh boy!  My kids fell over in love with these.

Just look at the color and fullness of the marinade/spice mix!

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Keto Cajun Marinade

Why Coconut Oil?

I use coconut oil as a base any time I bake chicken drumsticks or thighs.  It really helps seal in the moistness (for lack of a better word - sorry)!

I've tried using butter and other oils, but coconut oil works the best to seal it in. 

It also holds the spice really well and thickens VERY quickly when you put it on cold meat. Therefore, less runs off. 

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Keto Cajun Chicken Drumsticks

Kitchen Essentials

Silicone brush - These make it SO easy to brush the marinade onto the meat without wasting any.  If you pour it over the chicken or use a spoon, you end up wasting a lot.  A silicone brush is the best way to do it right!

Baking Sheet - You'll definitely need some sort of baking sheet or oven-safe dish for the chicken.

Keto Cajun Chicken Drumsticks

Pro Tip

I tend to overcook chicken.  ALWAYS.  I guess I'd rather have it be overcooked than undercooked.  

But, I also can't stand dry chicken.  My hubby used to HATE it when I made chicken breasts because they were so done they would be rubbery!  Oops.

I have learned over the years to loosen up and cook them less.  

I recommend checking around 45 minutes to see if they are done.  IF so - FANTASTIC!  Pull those babies out of there!  If not, then give them another 15 minutes.

The coconut oil will help them not dry out in the event of overcooking though!

Keto Cajun Chicken Drumsticks

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Yield: 15

Keto Cajun Drumsticks

Keto Cajun Drumsticks



  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, combine melted coconut oil and Cajun spice.
  3. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy cleanup.
  4. Place raw chicken drumsticks on prepared baking sheet.
  5. Using a brush, paint drumsticks with Cajun spice mix.
  6. Bake for 45-60 minutes or until chicken is THOROUGHLY cooked.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 drumstick

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 167Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 116mgSodium: 89mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 22g

Nutrition is calculated using a third party plug-in. It is best to always validate!

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