Keto Air Fryer Pickle Brined Fried Chicken Drumsticks with Sauce

Keto Air Fryer Pickle Brined Fried Chicken Drumsticks with Sauce

This recipe includes Keto (Air Fryer) Pickle Brined Fried Chicken Drumsticks. The drumsticks are bursting with flavor and are very tender. To complement the chicken drumsticks, a creamy and velvety pickle sauce is included.

Pickle Juice & Health Benefits

I have been pretty tired this week. Likely because of the weather, or simply from doing too many things at once. I am sure most of you can relate! I’ve heard from many to drink pickle juice when feeling run down. Thus, this recipe is full of pickle juice! Can you believe the benefits associated with pickle juice? Benefits of Pickle Juice

Quite frankly, pickle juice works! My energy has suddenly resurfaced and I am no longer ready for a nap. Apparently, pickle juice can lower blood sugar spikes in healthy adults, has a variety of antioxidants, and reduces muscle cramps better than water. Because on keto our electrolytes can get a bit imbalanced, pickle juice can serve as a great help!

I didn’t tell my husband the sauce I had made and his first responses to what he thought was in the sauce included dill, sour cream, cayenne, and some pickle. Thus, the pickle is not overpowering, but includes just enough to truly make a very positive impact!

Preparation of Keto (Air Fryer) Pickle Brined Fried Chicken Drumsticks

For the chicken, I actually used existing pickle juice as a brine for the chicken drumsticks. I used leftover liquid from my store-bought pickles, but you can buy actual pickle juice as well. I placed all of the liquid in a large ziploc bag and allowed it to marinate for a few hours. It ended up being the perfect brine! Then, I coated the chicken in flour and allowed it to cook in the air fryer. I was very happy with the outcome of this meal. With resurfaced energy, I think I’ll have to incorporate more pickle juice moving forward!

I feel like pickles are either a love or hate situation. What about you – do you love pickles, or do you hate them? Let me know below.

Keto Air Fryer Pickle Brined Fried Chicken Drumsticks with Creamy Sauce

Hope you enjoy!

If you love this recipe, I’d recommend you try this recipe as well – Fried Chicken & Green Beans

Keto Air Fryer Pickle Brined Fried Chicken Drumsticks with Creamy Sauce

Keto Air Fryer Pickle Brined Fried Chicken Drumsticks with Creamy Sauce

4 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 38 minutes
Total Time: 48 minutes
Servings: 3 people
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Ingredients

Fried Chicken:

  • 6 large Chicken Drumsticks
  • 2 cups Pickle Juice
  • 2/3 cup Blanched Almond Flour
  • 2 tsp Pink Salt
  • 1.5 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tsp Marjoram
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne

Creamy Sauce:

  • 4 tbsp Sour Cream
  • 1/4 cup Pickle Juice
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Dried Dill Weed
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne
  • Pinch of Xantham Gum

Instructions

Fried Chicken:

  • Using leftover liquid from store-bought pickles (or from buying your own pickle juice), pour the pickle juice into a large ziploc bag.
  • Add your chicken drumsticks. Allow the chicken to marinate in the fridge for 3-4 hours.
    Keto Air Fryer Pickle Brined Fried Chicken Drumsticks with Creamy Sauce
  • After 3-4 hours, preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F, 204 degrees C.
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, add your almond flour. Next, add your spices/seasonings: salt, pepper, italian seasoning, marjoram, and cayenne. Mix together.
    Keto Air Fryer Pickle Brined Fried Chicken Drumsticks with Creamy Sauce
  • Add the chicken to the flour mixture. Coat evenly via all pieces of chicken.
    Keto Air Fryer Pickle Brined Fried Chicken Drumsticks with Creamy Sauce
  • Place the chicken in your air fryer basket.
  • Air fry for 14 minutes.
  • After 14 minutes, flip your chicken. Reduce heat to 360 degrees F, 182 degrees C. Allow to air fry for another 24 minutes.
    Keto Air Fryer Pickle Brined Fried Chicken Drumsticks with Creamy Sauce

Sauce:

  • In a small serving bowl, add your sour cream, pickle juice, garlic, dill, xantham gum, and cayenne. Stir until completely combined.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Enjoy!
    Keto Air Fryer Pickle Brined Fried Chicken Drumsticks with Creamy Sauce

Nutrition Per Serving

Nutrition Facts
Keto Air Fryer Pickle Brined Fried Chicken Drumsticks with Creamy Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 542 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Protein 46g92%
* Be sure to calculate your Keto Macros!
Did you make this recipe?Mention @ambersketokitchen or tag #ambersketokitchen!
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Noelle Daly
Noelle Daly
1 year ago

Your recipes are amazing. x

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