Whole30 Spicy Ginger Chicken Drumsticks

Now that I’m back in the south, and especially so close to NC State and the football obsessed ‘pack, I’m really trying harder to get a little bit more into football on Sundays. I even plan on going to a game or two, if I can manage it! There’s something festive and nostalgic about watching football on a crisp weekend day, no?! Plus, tailgating is great and tailgate food is even better…

So I thought I’d try to share a recipe every Sunday of something that would be perfect to eat while posted on the couch rooting on your favorite team(s).

First up, these Whole30 approved spicy ginger chicken drummies!



Spicy Ginger Chicken Drumsticks


6 drumsticks

salt and pepper

1/2 cup coconut aminos

1/2 tbsp ground ginger

1 tsp garlic, minced

pinch of red pepper flakes

1 tsp sesame oil

1 tsp rice vinegar

1 tbsp arrowroot powder

freshly chopped cilantro

freshly chopped green onions

lime wedges

everything-but-the-garlic seasoning from Trader Joe’s


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Line a cookie tray with aluminum foil, then set up a wire rack on the tray and place the drumsticks on top. Sprinkle some salt and pepper onto the drumsticks before placing in the oven for 30 minutes. Flip the drumsticks over and cook for another 15-20 minutes.

In a small saucepan, combine the coconut aminos, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, rice vinegar, and red pepper flakes. Whisk together and heat on medium heat. Once the sauce starts to thicken a bit add the arrowroot powder, whisk together once more, and then remove sauce from heat and transfer to a new bowl.

Toss the drumsticks with all of the sauce until they’re completely covered. Transfer to a serving plate. Squeeze two lemon wedges over the drumsticks. Sprinkle some cilantro, green onions, and everything-but-the-garlic seasoning on top.



p.s I strongly suggest doubling or even tripling this recipe if you have company coming over. I easily ate all 6 drummies in one night.

p.p.s in two hours it’s my 26th birthday! how weird is that?! I keep forgetting about it a little bit. 25 was, in all, a really great year and I have a lot of hope that 26 will prove to be even better. 🙂

3 responses to “Whole30 Spicy Ginger Chicken Drumsticks”

  1. What a great dish, Lydia. Yummy finger food not just for Football Saturdays! Happy Birthday


  2. These look so good!


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