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KETO BACON-WRAPPED CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS

KETO BACON-WRAPPED CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS

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For a while, I cooked up Keto Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Drumsticks often for my husband, Shawn. During this time, Shawn decided to give the carnivore diet a shot, and he found success with it for 45 days. However, I found it challenging to stick with it for more than 2 days myself. I started feeling queasy at the thought of eating more meat and realized I missed having vegetables in my diet.

Although I really enjoyed the Keto Bacon-Wrapped Drumsticks, I don’t have them regularly because bacon is high in saturated fat. On the keto diet, it’s better to focus on foods with healthier fats, but every now and then, you can indulge in these delicious treats.

WHAT IS THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF KETO BACON-WRAPPED DRUMSTICKS?

KETO BACON-WRAPPED CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS

Once done, remove from the oven. Let them rest for a few minutes. Serve these delicious bacon-wrapped chicken drumsticks as an appetizer or main dish. They pair well with your favorite dipping sauce.

Keto Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Drumsticks are not only delicious but, despite the saturated fat, also offer several nutritional benefits. They are a great source of protein, providing essential amino acids that support muscle growth and repair. Additionally, they are low in carbohydrates, making them a perfect choice for following a keto diet. Putting the bacon aside, the drumsticks are rich in healthy fats, which are essential for maintaining a state of ketosis. These fats provide long-lasting energy and help keep you feeling satisfied after a meal.

Moreover, they contain important vitamins and minerals, such as iron and zinc, that contribute to overall health and well-being. When prepared with high-quality ingredients, Keto Bacon-Wrapped Drumsticks can be a nutritious addition to your keto meal plan, helping you stay on track with your health and fitness goals. Just eat them in moderation, especially if you’re watching your heart health.

WHAT IS THE TASTE PROFILE OF KETO BACON-WRAPPED DRUMSTICKS?

KETO BACON-WRAPPED CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS

Keto Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Drumsticks offer a delectable combination of flavors. The smoky and savory taste of the bacon pairs perfectly with the juicy and tender chicken drumstick. The bacon adds a crispy texture and a rich, salty flavor that enhances the overall taste experience. The maple syrup really caramelizes and just leaves a flavor of maple without the sweetness. When cooked to perfection, the bacon becomes slightly caramelized, too, adding a touch of sweetness to the dish.

The seasoning and spices used in the recipe further enhance the taste profile, creating a mouthwatering blend of flavors that will leave you wanting more. Whether you’re a fan of smoky, savory, or slightly sweet flavors, Keto Bacon-Wrapped Drumsticks are sure to satisfy your taste buds and become a favorite dish in your keto recipe repertoire.

WHAT WINE HARMONIZES WITH KETO BACON-WRAPPED CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS?

WHITE WINE

WHITE WINE

The predominant taste sensations of Keto Bacon-Wrapped Chicken drumsticks are saltiness and fattiness from the bacon.  These are the sensations to consider first when choosing a wine partner.   A white wine with good acidity will nicely offset that saltiness.  But the wine must have enough weight to meet the fattiness of the bacon and chicken.  A big Chardonnay often shows a combination of this high acidity and full-bodied richness

Other options include Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, or dry Riesling.

Wine Tips: 

Alcohol and Ketosis:

To support your Keto diet or low-carb lifestyle, choose quality, non-alcoholic wines that are low-carb and low sugar. Alcohol does not support a keto diet or low-carb lifestyle. Your liver processes alcohol before nutrients, pausing ketone creation and slowing the ketosis process. Your body will also metabolize alcohol as fuel before using food. This can slow fat burning and may cause your body to store carbs, fat, and protein as excess body fat. Alcohol consumption also stimulates the appetite. This can cause you to eat more.

Alcohol and Health:

Did you know that when you drink alcohol, your liver has to work extra hard to break it down? This can cause damage to your liver and increase your risk of health problems like inflammation and cancer, especially if you drink a lot. Plus, alcohol can mess with your blood sugar levels, leave you feeling dehydrated, and throw off your body’s normal functions.  

Non-Alcoholic Wine and Health Benefits:

Non-alcoholic wines with few carbs and little sugar are great for your health. They help you manage your weight, control your blood sugar, and keep you hydrated. Plus, they have important nutrients and antioxidants from grapes that can lower your risk of health problems like heart disease. And, since they don’t have alcohol, they’re perfect for socializing without any negative effects, which can help you feel happier and less stressed.

HOW MANY CARBS ARE IN KETO BACON-WRAPPED DRUMSTICKS?

Keto Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Drumsticks are a low-carb option that fits perfectly into your ketogenic diet. Each drumstick typically contains less than 1 gram of carbohydrates, making them an excellent choice for those looking to minimize their carb intake.  For this recipe also choose zero carb, sugar-free bacon.  Be sure to read the label because bacon often has some sugar.  In my town we were able to find 2 sugar-free brands. By wrapping the drumsticks in bacon, you not only add flavor and texture but also keep the carbohydrate content low. This allows you to enjoy a delicious and satisfying meal while staying within your desired macronutrient range.

WHAT ARE SOME KETO-FRIENDLY CHICKEN DRUMSTICK RECIPES?

There are numerous keto-friendly chicken drumstick recipes that you can try to add variety to your keto meal plan. Here are a few delicious options:

1. Keto Garlic Parmesan Drumsticks: These drumsticks are coated in a flavorful mixture of garlic, Parmesan cheese, and herbs, then baked to perfection.

2. Spicy Buffalo Drumsticks: If you enjoy a bit of heat, these drumsticks are coated in a spicy buffalo sauce and baked until crispy.

3. Lemon Pepper Drumsticks: The tangy and zesty flavors of lemon and pepper make these drumsticks a refreshing and tasty choice.

4. BBQ Bacon-Wrapped Drumsticks: For a smoky and sweet twist, wrap the drumsticks in bacon and brush them with a keto-friendly BBQ sauce before grilling or baking.

These recipes are just a starting point, and you can get creative with your seasonings and spices to suit your taste preferences. The key is to choose ingredients that are low in carbs and high in flavor to keep your keto journey exciting and enjoyable.

CAN I EAT CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS ON A LOW-CARB DIET?

Absolutely! Chicken drumsticks are an excellent choice for those following a low-carb diet. They are naturally low in carbohydrates and high in protein, making them a satisfying and nutritious option.

When combined with a keto-friendly coating, such as bacon, chicken drumsticks become a delicious and versatile protein source that can be enjoyed in various recipes. They can be baked, grilled, or fried to suit your taste preferences.

Whether you’re following a keto, low-carb, or any other type of low-carbohydrate diet, chicken drumsticks can be a staple in your meal plan, providing you with essential nutrients and helping you stay on track with your health goals.

ARE CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS A GOOD SOURCE OF PROTEIN ON KETO?

Yes, chicken drumsticks are an excellent source of protein, especially on a keto diet. Protein is a crucial macronutrient that supports muscle growth, repair, and overall health. Each chicken drumstick contains approximately 21 grams of protein, making it a substantial and satisfying protein source. Protein also helps keep you feeling full and satisfied, reducing the chances of overeating or snacking on high-carb foods. By including chicken drumsticks in your keto meal plan, you can ensure that you’re meeting your protein needs while enjoying a flavorful and versatile protein option.

HOW DO I MAKE CRISPY KETO CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS?

To make crispy keto chicken drumsticks (in general), follow these simple steps:

1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).

2. Pat the chicken drumsticks dry with a paper towel to remove any excess moisture.

3. Season the drumsticks with your favorite keto-friendly spices, such as garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.

4. Wrap each drumstick with a slice of bacon, ensuring it covers the entire surface.

5. Place the bacon-wrapped drumsticks on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

6. Bake for approximately 35-40 minutes or until the bacon is crispy and the chicken is cooked through.

7. Remove from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes before serving.

Simply put, these crispy keto chicken drumsticks are perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner or a delicious appetizer for your next gathering. Serve them with your favorite low-carb dipping sauce or alongside a fresh salad for a complete and satisfying meal.

CAN I HAVE BBQ SAUCE ON KETO BACON-WRAPPED CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS?

Yes, you can enjoy sugar-free BBQ sauce on keto chicken drumsticks.  Traditional BBQ sauces are often high in sugar and can quickly derail your keto diet. However, there are many keto-friendly BBQ sauce options available that use natural sweeteners like stevia or erythritol instead of sugar. Alternatively, you can make your own homemade keto BBQ sauce using ingredients like tomato paste, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and keto-friendly sweeteners.

By opting for a keto-friendly BBQ sauce, you can add a tangy and smoky flavor to your chicken drumsticks without compromising your ketosis or derailing your progress.  Shawn and I love the G Hughs brand of sugar-free BBQ sauces, dressings, etc.  They are soooo addictive!

ARE THERE ANY SIDE DISHES THAT PAIR WELL WITH KETO CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS?

keto Brussels sprouts

Yes, there are several side dishes that pair well with keto chicken drumsticks. Here are a few ideas:

1. Cauliflower Mash: A creamy and delicious alternative to mashed potatoes, cauliflower mash is low in carbs and high in flavor.

2. Roasted Brussels Sprouts: Roasting Brussels sprouts brings out their natural sweetness and adds a crispy texture that complements the chicken drumsticks.

3. Zucchini Noodles: Spiralized zucchini noodles, also known as “zoodles,” are a fantastic low-carb substitute for traditional pasta.

4. Avocado Salad: A refreshing and nutritious side dish, avocado salad provides healthy fats and adds a creamy element to your meal.

Consequently, these side dishes not only enhance the nutritional value of your meal but also add variety and flavor to your keto chicken drumstick dinner.

CAN I INCLUDE FRIED CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS IN A KETO MEAL PLAN?

KETO LOW-CARB PARMESAN-CRUSTED CHICKEN WINGS

KETO LOW-CARB PARMESAN-CRUSTED CHICKEN WINGS

While traditional fried chicken drumsticks may not be suitable for a keto meal plan due to the high carbohydrate content in the breading, you can still enjoy a keto-friendly version of fried chicken drumsticks. Instead of using traditional flour or breadcrumbs, opt for a low-carb alternative like almond flour, coconut flour, or crushed pork rinds as a coating. These alternatives provide a crispy texture without the excess carbs. By making a few simple swaps and using keto-friendly ingredients, you can enjoy the indulgence of fried chicken drumsticks while staying within your desired macronutrient range.  I also have a fabulous Keto breadcrumb recipe worth trying and other chicken coated dishes.  Here are the recipes:

BREAD CRUMBS

PARMESAN CRUSTED CHICKEN WINES

SHAKE ‘N BAKE CHICKEN QUARTERS

WHAT OTHER CHICKEN RECIPES CAN I ENJOY ON A KETO DIET?

Keto Coconut Lime Chicken

Here are other Keto chicken recipes you can enjoy:

Cinnamon Marmalade Chicken (Heart Healthy)

Curry Chicken Quarters (Heart Healthy)

Chicken Soup (Heart Healthy)

Chicken Marsala (Heart Healthy)

Montreal Chicken Quarters (Heart Healthy)

Carb Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs (Heart Healthy)

Coconut Coasted Drumsticks

Chicken Pad Thai

Chicken Caesar Salad

ARE THERE ANY ALTERNATIVE COATINGS FOR KETO-FRIENDLY CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS?

Absolutely! There are several alternative coatings for keto-friendly chicken drumsticks that can add flavor and texture to your dish. Here are a few options:

1. Parmesan Cheese: Coating the drumsticks in grated Parmesan cheese creates a crispy and flavorful outer layer.

2. Crushed Pork Rinds: Crushed pork rinds can be used as a low-carb alternative to breadcrumbs, providing a crunchy coating.

3. Almond Flour: Almond flour is a versatile and keto-friendly option that adds a nutty flavor and crispy texture to your drumsticks.

4. Coconut Flour or unsweetened shredded coconut. Coconut flour is another low-carb alternative that adds a subtle sweetness and a delicate crust to your chicken drumsticks.

Additionally, experiment with different coatings and seasonings to find your favorite combination and create a variety of delicious keto-friendly chicken drumstick recipes.

HOW DO YOU PREPARE KETO BACON-WRAPPED DRUMSTICKS?

KETO BACON-WRAPPED CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS

Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Pat the chicken drumsticks dry with paper towels.
Season them with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and smoked paprika. Set aside.

KETO BACON-WRAPPED CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS

Wrap each drumstick with a slice of bacon. Secure with toothpicks if needed.

In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, SF maple syrup, and Dijon mustard.

KETO BACON-WRAPPED CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS

Brush the chicken drumsticks with the sauce, ensuring they are evenly coated.Place the bacon-wrapped drumsticks on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a wire rack.

KETO BACON-WRAPPED CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS

Bake in the preheated oven for about 40-45 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the bacon is crispy. Make sure the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C) for safe consumption. If you want crispier bacon, you can broil the drumsticks for an additional 2-3 minutes, watching carefully to prevent burning.

KETO BACON-WRAPPED CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS

Once done, remove from the oven. Let them rest for a few minutes. Serve these delicious bacon-wrapped chicken drumsticks as an appetizer or main dish. They pair well with your favorite dipping sauce.

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KETO BACON-WRAPPED CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS

KETO BACON-WRAPPED CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS


  • Author: Shari MAC
  • Total Time: 55
  • Yield: 16 (4 each) 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Satisfy your craving with Keto Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Drumsticks. A delicious, nutrient-filled treat with saturated fats! So eat once in a while for heart health.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 16 chicken drumsticks
  • 16 slices of sugar-free bacon
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar-free maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley (for garnish, optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Pat the chicken drumsticks dry with paper towels.
  • Season them with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and smoked paprika. Set aside.
  • Wrap each drumstick with a slice of bacon. Secure with toothpicks if needed.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, SF maple syrup, and Dijon mustard.
  • Brush the chicken drumsticks with the sauce, ensuring they are evenly coated.Place the bacon-wrapped drumsticks on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a wire rack
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 40-45 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the bacon is crispy. Make sure the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C) for safe consumption. If you want crispier bacon, you can broil the drumsticks for an additional 2-3 minutes, watching carefully to prevent burning.
  • Once done, remove from the oven. Let them rest for a few minutes. Serve these delicious bacon-wrapped chicken drumsticks as an appetizer or main dish. They pair well with your favorite dipping sauce.

Notes

  • The recipe is based on chicken quarters and is approximate only.  One serving has 0 grams of net carbs.
  • You don’t need to count the carbohydrates as sugar-free foods have carbohydrates that do not get used by the body as sugar.
  • (Note: The nutritional information provided is a courtesy and is approximate only.  We cannot guarantee the nutritional accuracy of any recipe on this site.  We cannot know what brands you use or how accurately you follow the recipe or what you like to add creatively to the dish. Use the information as a general guideline only.)
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 45
  • Category: KETO LOW-CARB
  • Method: BAKING
  • Cuisine: DINNER

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 819
  • Sugar: 0
  • Sodium: 1393
  • Fat: 11.6
  • Saturated Fat: 3.4
  • Carbohydrates: 0
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 18.4
  • Cholesterol: 188

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