Sesame Chicken (Low carb)

Good ol’ chicken! Who doesn’t love it? (And even more so on keto where you can enjoy that crispy, heavenly skin completely guilt-free!) Here, I took the humble drumstick up a notch and cooked them with toasted sesame oil and sesame seeds – before drizzling a little more sesame oil over and garnishing with fresh chili and coriander (< that’s ‘cilantro’ for my US readers). Toasted sesame oil delivers MASSIVE flavour and I love it! (NOTE: I used 8 large drumsticks in this recipe and assumed each person’s portion would be two drumsticks each. This is how the macros were calculated.)

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Carbs 0.5g | Fat 18g | Protein 33g
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Sesame Chicken (Low carb)

Delicious drumsticks with the massive flavours of toasted sesame, then finished with chili and coriander. Two drumsticks come in at only 0.5g carbs per serving. Enjoy with a lovely salad on the side.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine General
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 people

Per serving

Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.5g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 18g



  • Preheat the oven to 200°C (fan oven). This is 220°C for conventional ovens (or 425°F / gas mark 7).
  • Spread the chicken drumsticks on a lined, greased baking tray and season with salt. Use a pastry brush to brush over (the first reference to) sesame oil.
  • Generously scatter over the sesame seeds, rolling the drumsticks in them until coated all over.
  • Place in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes until the chicken has sufficiently cooked through.
  • To serve, drizzle over the (second reference to) sesame oil and scatter over the sliced red chili and chopped coriander. Season further with salt, if needed.

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Nutritional Information per serving (2 large drumsticks)
Calories                         289Kcal / 1210kJ
Fat                                18g
Carbohydrates              0.5g
Protein                          33g


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