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KETO LOW-CARB COCONUT-COATED DRUMSTICKS

Keto Coconut-Coated Drumsticks

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This evening I wanted to prepare Keto Coconut-Coated Drumsticks for dinner. I took out the ingredients to make a recipe I’ve done before. Suddenly, and true to my indecisive food nature, I suddenly felt like coconut shrimp. Such a weird out-of-the-blue craving. But my drumsticks were already thawed and ready to be transformed into something delicious. I decided at that moment to make Coconut Curry Coated Drumsticks!  

The shredded unsweetened coconut was too bulky, so I ground it down to a powder in the Magic Bullet. To the coconut, I added ground ginger, curry, turmeric, black pepper, paprika, and cayenne for heat to offset the soft sweetness from the unsweetened coconut.

WHAT IS THE TASTE PROFILE OF COCONUT-COATED DRUMSTICKS?

This recipe results in flavorful, aromatic coconut and spice-coated drumsticks with a hint of smokiness from the paprika. The combination of curry powder, ginger, turmeric, and black pepper offers a balance of earthy, warm, and pungent flavors, while the cayenne pepper adds a subtle kick of heat. The coconut oil further enhances the coconut flavor and ensures the drumsticks are moist and tender when cooked.  

WHAT WINE HARMONIZES WITH COCONUT-COATED DRUMSTICKS?

Do to the subtle sweetness from the coconut and heat and spice, you’ll need a wine with some sweetness to match. In following a Keto diet or in living a low-carb lifestyle, we don’t want to use up your carbs on a glass of wine. You have a couple of options. Drink whatever wine you like (as long as it’s bone dry) and don’t worry about pairing the wine to dish. Enjoy your wine the way you like it. If you like to create harmony between the wine and the food, you’ll need some sweetness in the wine to offset the heat and spice. Add a pinch of stevia or monk fruit sweetener to your glass of wine. Choose a rose with some structure. Add the sweetener. The wine’s sweetness will nicely offset the heat and spice.

WINE TIPS:

ALCOHOL AND KETOSIS:

To support your Keto diet or low-carb lifestyle, opt for quality, non-alcoholic wines that are low-carb and low in sugar. Additionally, alcohol does not align with a keto diet or low-carb lifestyle. Moreover, your liver processes alcohol before nutrients, pausing ketone creation and slowing the ketosis process. Furthermore, your body will metabolize alcohol as fuel before utilizing food, which can decelerate fat burning and may lead to the storage of carbs, fat, and protein as excess body fat. Moreover, alcohol consumption stimulates the appetite, potentially causing overeating.

ALCOHOL AND HEALTH:

Did you know that when you consume alcohol, your liver has to work extra hard to break it down? This can result in damage to your liver. Furthermore, it can elevate your risk of health issues such as inflammation and cancer, particularly with heavy consumption. Additionally, alcohol can disrupt your blood sugar levels, leaving you feeling dehydrated and disrupting your body’s normal functions.

NON-ALCOHOLIC WINE AND HEALTH BENEFITS:

Non-alcoholic wines with minimal carbs and sugar are advantageous for your health. They not only aid in weight management, blood sugar control, and hydration but also contain essential nutrients and antioxidants from grapes that can decrease your risk of health conditions like heart disease. Consequently, since they lack alcohol, they’re ideal for socializing without any adverse effects, promoting feelings of happiness and reduced stress.

HOW TO BAKE KETO COCONUT-COATED DRUMSTICKS TO PERFECTION:

I do a couple of preparations to these Keto Coconut-Coated Drumsticks that makes a world of difference with crispiness.  Pat them dry so that the oil sticks to the skins. Place a baking rack over the baking tray so air circulates around the drumsticks.  I also use parchment in the bottom of the baking pan to make cleaning up easier. Cook on high heat to add crispiness to the skins.  Air-frying is better and takes half the time.

HOW DO YOU PREPARE KETO COCONUT-COATED DRUMSTICKS?

You want the coating and seasonings to stick to the drumsticks.  After patting the drumsticks dry with a paper towel, coat them in a layer of coconut oil. Coconut oil has a high content of saturated fat lauric acid. This helps make up around 40% of its total fat content. For this reason, coconut oil is highly resistant to oxidation at high heat. It is suitable for high-heat cooking methods like baking and frying.

HOW LONG DO YOU BAKE KETO COCONUT-COATED DRUMSTICKS?

Keto Low-carb Coconut-Coated Drumsticks

Keto Low-carb Coconut-Coated Drumsticks

On 350F to 400F bake the drumsticks for about 40 to 45 minutes. About halfway through baking, flip the drumsticks over, so all sides are crispy.

WHAT IS THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF KETO COCONUT-COATED DRUMSTICKS?

Drumsticks for Keto Coconut-Coated Drumsticks

Chicken drumsticks offer a rich nutritional profile and various health benefits. They are an excellent source of high-quality protein, essential for muscle maintenance and growth. Additionally, chicken drumsticks contain essential vitamins and minerals such as B vitamins, particularly niacin and B6, contributing to energy metabolism and overall well-being. Being a lean meat, chicken drumsticks are a healthy protein option that can be part of a balanced diet, supporting muscle health and providing essential nutrients for overall health.

 

Shredded unsweetened coconut for Keto Coconut-Coated Drumsticks

Shredded unsweetened coconut:

Shredded unsweetened coconut is a valuable addition to a keto diet, providing a rich source of healthy fats and minimal carbohydrates. Its high content of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) can be readily converted into energy, making it a perfect fit for the ketogenic lifestyle. Additionally, shredded coconut is low in net carbs, making it a suitable option for those aiming to maintain ketosis. The natural fiber in shredded coconut supports digestive health and contributes to a feeling of satiety, aiding in weight management on a keto diet.

 

Spices for Keto Coconut-Coated Drumsticks

Turmeric and Paprika:

he seasonings in this Drumsticks recipe are packed with nutritional and health benefits. Curry powder, often a blend of various spices, includes turmeric and paprika, both of which contribute to its nutritional value and health benefits. Turmeric, a bright yellow spice, contains curcumin, a potent anti-inflammatory compound known for its potential to reduce chronic inflammation in the body. Curcumin is also recognized for its antioxidant properties, helping combat oxidative stress. Additionally, turmeric has been studied for its potential role in improving conditions such as arthritis and digestive issues. Paprika, derived from ground red peppers, provides a rich source of vitamin C, supporting the immune system, and also contains capsaicin, which may have metabolism-boosting and pain-relieving properties. Including curry powder, turmeric, and paprika in your diet can add flavor while offering potential health benefits associated with their unique compounds.

 

Ginger for Keto Coconut-Coated Drumsticks

Ground ginger:

Ground ginger is not only a flavorful spice but also boasts several nutritional and health benefits. It contains bioactive compounds such as gingerol, which has potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, potentially aiding in reducing oxidative stress and inflammation in the body. Ginger has been associated with easing nausea and aiding digestion, making it a popular remedy for gastrointestinal discomfort. Additionally, ginger may contribute to immune system support, as it contains vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C and magnesium. Including ground ginger in your diet can add both zest and potential health benefits to various dishes and beverages.

WHAT OTHER KETO CHICKEN RECIPES CAN YOU ENJOY?

KETO BAKED CHICKEN THIGHS MARSALA

Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until chicken is cooked, juices running clear. Remove from oven. Let sit for 5 minutes. Serve warm.

Cinnamon Marmalade Chicken (Heart Healthy)

Curry Chicken Quarters (Heart Healthy)

Chicken Soup (Heart Healthy)

Chicken Marsala (Heart Healthy)

Montreal Chicken Quarters (Heart Healthy)

Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs (Heart Healthy)

Shake ‘N Bake Chicken (Heart Healthy)

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU NEED TO PREPARE THIS RECIPE?

HOW DO YOU PREPARE YOUR KETO DRUMSTICKS?

Ingredients for Keto Coconut-Coated Drumsticks

Preheat oven to 350F. In a bowl mix unsweetened coconut and all spices. Mix well. In another bowl add coconut oil and liquefy in microwave. Place rack over cookie tray lined with parchment paper. Drip drumstick in oil and then dredge in coconut seasonings.

 

Preparing Keto Coconut-Coated Drumsticks

Set on rack. Repeat for all drumsticks. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until internal temp reaches 155F. Remove from oven.

 

Enjoying Keto Coconut-Coated Drumsticks

Set on rack. Repeat for all drumsticks. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until internal temp reaches 155F. Remove from oven.

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Keto Low-carb Coconut-Coated Drumsticks

KETO LOW-CARB COCONUT-COATED DRUMSTICKS


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Craving Keto Coconut-Coated Drumsticks? Using coconut, ground ginger, turmeric, paprika, and cayenne. Delicious and super easy to prepare.


Ingredients

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1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, powdered*

1 tablespoon curry powder

1 tablespoon smoked paprika

1 tablespoon powdered ginger

1 tablespoon ground turmeric

1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper

1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2 cup coconut oil (or avocado oil)

12 drumsticks, skin on


Instructions

  • *Grind coconut in coffee grinder to become powdered.
  • Preheat oven to 350F.  In a bowl mix unsweetened coconut and all spices.  Mix well.  In another bowl add coconut oil and liquefy in microwave.  Place rack over cookie tray lined with parchment paper.  Drip drumstick in oil and then dredge in coconut seasonings.  Set on rack.  Repeat for all drumsticks.  Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until internal temp reaches 155F. Remove from oven.  Let rest.

Notes

  • The recipe is based on the Keto version and is approximate only.  One serving has 3 grams of net carbs per drumstick.
  • (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: 15
  • Cook Time: 45
  • Category: KETO LOW-CARB
  • Method: BAKING
  • Cuisine: DINNER

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 DRUMSTICK
  • Calories: 436
  • Sugar: 0
  • Sodium: 150
  • Fat: 30
  • Saturated Fat: 10
  • Unsaturated Fat: 18
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 4
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 26
  • Cholesterol: 50

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