Whoever said you can’t have crispy fried chicken on a keto diet never tried this! You will really feel like you have landed on the perfect indulgence, if you have been missing this meal in your diet.photo credit: taste & tell
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free, Low Calorie
Keyword: Gluten-free, Keto
Author: Jamie P
Large glass baking dish
Pie plates (2)
2lbschicken drumsticksskin on
2 Cage Free Organic Eggs
¼cupmayonnaise or buttermilk
1tbspCoarse-ground Black Pepper
2cupsGluten-free, Pork Panko or Keto Bread Crumbs
½cupWhey Proteinfor dredging
1 tbspSmoked Paprika
1 tbspSea Salt
2tspCoarse-ground Black Pepper
Marinate chicken drumsticks in salt, pepper, eggs and buttermilk, turning regularly to thoroughly coat (at least an hour).
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Place a large glass baking dish (big enough for all drumsticks) with six tablespoons of butter to melt. Watch for butter to melt but not brown.
While oven is preheating, butter is melting and chicken is marinating, prepare a batch of chicken breading by combining half of all remaining spices with 1 cup of bread crumbs in a resealable plastic bag. Do the same with the remaining dry ingredients. Reserve whey protein for dredging in a pie plate.
After chicken is done marinating, place all pieces on two platters (divided evenly), pouring egg and buttermilk mixture in the remaining pie plate.
Dredge first batch of chicken drumsticks in whey protein, shaking off excess powder before dipping back in egg mixture (coating both sides). Next, drop into first bread crumb bag two drumsticks at a time. Make sure all sides are coated and place on foil-lined counter in preparation for butter coating. Continue with second batch.
Remove glass dish with melted butter from the oven and carefully coat all sides of each breaded drumstick, placing drumsticks in a single layer in the dish. Hot butter is best for this step.
Place baking dish in oven and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees before turning over and finishing at 400 degrees.