Crispy Roasted Drumsticks with Ranch

Ingredients

Drumsticks

  • 12 organic chicken drumsticks (pasture-raised if possible), skin on
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Ranch

  • ½ cup avocado mayonnaise
  • ½ cup canned coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried onion flakes (or onion powder)
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • ¼ cup fresh dill, chopped

Serving Suggestion

  • Carrots
  • Celery

Method

Step 1 Crispy Roasted Drumsticks with Ranch Healthy Recipe

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Step 2 Crispy Roasted Drumsticks with Ranch Healthy Recipe

Step 2

To prepare the drumsticks, combine the paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne, salt, and black pepper into a bowl. Sprinkle the drumsticks on all sides with the seasoning.

Step 3 Crispy Roasted Drumsticks with Ranch Healthy Recipe

Step 3

Line a baking sheet with a cooling rack and arrange the drumsticks on it in a single layer.

Step 4 Crispy Roasted Drumsticks with Ranch Healthy Recipe

Step 4

Transfer the baking sheet to the oven and bake the drumsticks for 20 minutes. Then remove from the oven, flip each drumstick and bake for another 25 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.

Step 5 Crispy Roasted Drumsticks with Ranch Healthy Recipe

Step 5

While the drumsticks are baking, make the ranch by combining all of the ingredients in a bowl. Whisk to combine then chill in the refrigerator until ready to use. Cut the carrots and celery into sticks, if using, and set aside.

Step 6 Crispy Roasted Drumsticks with Ranch Healthy Recipe

Step 6

Once the chicken is ready, serve warm with the ranch and veggies.

Nutritional Information

Nutritional analysis (based on 2 drumsticks per serving): Calories: 391, Total Fat: 29g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 140mg, Sodium: 837mg, Carbohydrates: 3g, Fiber: 1g, Sugars: 1g, Protein: 29g, Net Carbs: 1g

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