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Keto Crispy Rosemary Chicken Drumsticks

Louise Hendon | December 27
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Cooking the perfect drumstick may seem like it should be easy to do. However, I know from experience that the simple things can be the toughest to master. Even the most celebrated sushi chefs in the world have to spend years learning how to cook rice. So, even something straightforward like chicken needs some attention.

Thankfully, we know that having a proper recipe can help to make a world of difference. That is why we broke down this chicken dish to make it as easy to follow as possible. In a few simple steps, you can make the perfect Keto crispy rosemary chicken drumsticks and impress the whole family.

Making the Perfect Crispy Skin

Crispy chicken skin does not have to come from a deep fryer. In fact, it is a lot easier than you may think and can be done without much work at all. This recipe is done entirely in the oven, because what could be easier?

The trick is to make sure that your oven as at the desired temperature before you put the chicken in. Heat is an essential ingredient in so many foods and has to be used properly. The only other thing you have to worry about is making sure that the chicken is well coated in oil. Any spots without the oil will come out with a different texture.

Why Use Rosemary?

There are a plethora of herbs and spices that we could have used to make this recipe. So, why did we choose rosemary? Well, flavor-wise, rosemary adds a freshness that not many other ingredients can emulate. The pine-like taste and odor are desirable and can often be hidden when used with too many stronger flavors. So, giving the herb a chance to stand out will provide you with a whole new appreciation.

Besides that, there are some health benefits to rosemary. It is an antioxidant that can help to prevent cancer and muscle degeneration. It is also beneficial for the brain and is supposed to help with aging, memory, and concentration.

Some Other Flavor Options

As much as we love rosemary, that’s not to say there are not some other fantastic choices to be featured on this dish. Here are a few Keto-friendly options for you to try on your next batch of chicken drumsticks:

  • Oregano
  • Dill
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Paprika
  • Herb blend

Keto Crispy Rosemary Chicken Drumsticks #keto

Keto Crispy Rosemary Chicken Drumsticks #keto

Keto Crispy Rosemary Chicken Drumsticks

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner, Entree
  • Cuisine: American


Rosemary adds a fresh taste to a simple chicken recipe.


  • 12 chicken drumsticks (with the skin on)
  • 4 Tablespoons (60 ml) of olive oil or avocado oil
  • 4 Tablespoons rosemary leaves, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 g) salt


  1. Preheat oven to 450 F (230 C).
  2. Rub salt on each chicken drumstick in the mixture and place on a greased baking tray. Make sure the drumsticks are not touching each other on the tray. Drizzle the olive oil or avocado oil over the chicken drumsticks.
  3. Bake for 40 minutes until the skin is crispy.


All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.

Net Carbs: 0 g.


  • Calories: 473
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Fat: 32 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 42 g
Louise Hendon

Louise holds a Bachelors and Masters in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University (UK). She attended Columbia University for her JD and practiced law before co-founding Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. Louise has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love.