Keto Baked Lemon Garlic Chicken Drumsticks

Keto Baked Lemon Garlic Chicken Drumsticks

Sometimes you just need a quick and easy recipe to make after a long day! These Keto Baked Lemon Garlic Chicken Drumsticks are indeed that: quick and easy to make. The drumsticks are tender and juicy, thanks to the marinade included. With the lemon, there’s freshness, while the garlic provides a complementary savory component.

Marinade for Chicken Drumsticks

You will simply need to marinate your chicken for at least 2 hours, which makes a huge difference with the outcome! If you can marinate the chicken for longer, even better. Overnight would be perfect. Like I said, the results and flavor are worth it!

Sides for Keto Baked Lemon Garlic Chicken Drumsticks

In terms of sides, you can include cauliflower mac n cheese, salad, broccoli, or even cauliflower rice. Basically, you can include just about anything. Personally, I opted for a 3 cheese mac n cheese recipe, including cauliflower of course. That recipe will also be coming soon! Please note that you’ll want to separately track any sides you include. I have not accounted for any additional nutrition information, than the chicken included in this recipe.

Keto & Cravings

How has the keto journey been going for you? Personally, I can’t ever imagine not being keto. It’s become such a wonderful routine, and allowed for so many positive outcomes. I still love and enjoy food, but my appetite is deeply controlled – and I never have cravings. It’s amazing what a little dietary fat will do!

If you love this recipe, I’d recommend you make this recipe as well – Chicken & Spinach Soup

Keto Baked Lemon Garlic Chicken Drumsticks

Keto Baked Lemon Garlic Chicken Drumsticks

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes
Servings: 3 people
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  • 6 medium Chicken Drumsticks
  • 2.5 tsp Pink Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2 medium Lemons, Juiced
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 medium Garlic Cloves, Minced
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 3 sprigs Fresh Thyme


  • Add your chicken drumsticks to a large ziploc bag.
  • Then add your salt, pepper, red pepper, juice from your lemons, garlic cloves (minced), and garlic powder. Set aside the lemon slices for baking.
    Keto Baked Lemon Garlic Chicken Drumsticks
  • Shake the bag to ensure each drumstick is coated. Place in fridge and allow the chicken to marinate for at least 2 hours, more, if possible.
    Keto Baked Lemon Garlic Chicken Drumsticks
  • When chicken is nearly done marinating, preheat your oven to 425 degrees F, 218 degrees C.
  • Place your chicken on a baking sheet, lined with aluminum foil or a silicone mat. Top with lemon slices used previously.
    Keto Baked Lemon Garlic Chicken Drumsticks
  • Bake chicken for 20 minutes. Flip the chicken, then back for another 15 minutes. Ensure the temperature of your chicken reaches 165 degrees F, 74 degrees C before eating. If prefer more color, feel free to also broil for a few minutes.
  • Garnish with thyme. Serve immediately and enjoy!
    Keto Baked Lemon Garlic Chicken Drumsticks

Nutrition Per Serving

Nutrition Facts
Keto Baked Lemon Garlic Chicken Drumsticks
Amount Per Serving
Calories 333 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Potassium 362mg10%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 165IU3%
Vitamin C 1.6mg2%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Be sure to calculate your Keto Macros!
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Robin Unrein
Robin Unrein
1 year ago

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