Red Tomato Chicken Drumsticks

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Red Tomato Chicken Drumsticks

Chicken drumsticks cooked down in red peppers and tomatoes. This sauce is absolutely delicious for an easy quick night dinner that everyone in the family will enjoy.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Chicken, Main Course
Servings 4
Calories 413 kcal



  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 tsp seasoning salt hys
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp monk fruit/erythritol blend or sugar
  • 1 large red bell pepper roughly chopped
  • 1 large red onion chopped
  • 3 large ripe tomatoes roughly chopped
  • 1 handful cilantro loosely packed (optional)
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp chicken bouillon or more to taste
  • 4 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper optional


  • Make slits on the chicken
  • In a medium bowl, add the chicken, paprika, salt, lemon juice, black pepper, and half the olive oil. Cover and marinate for at least 2 hours.
  • Add tomatoes, bell peppers and cilantro if using to a blender and blend until smooth. Set aside
  • When ready, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a pan and then brown the chicken on both sides until golden brown. About 6-10 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  • Ensure that the oil and pan are not burned from browning the chicken. if burnt, use a clean pan.
  • Add olive oil and onions to a pan and sautee until brown. Don't burn it. Add garlic and saute for about 1 minute then add the pureed mix, sweetener and bouillon and cayenne (if using) and mix well. Cover and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes or until the sauce thickens and almost sticks to the pan then add the chicken and water. Simmer for another 5-10 min or until it reaches your desired consistency. Serve and enjoy!


  • You can substitute the drumsticks for chicken thighs
  • To up your fat intake for those on keto, you can add 1/2 cup of heavy cream at the last step and it will still taste great. 
  • Instead of browning the chicken on a pan, you could use an air fryer (I highly recommend or oven on high for 10-15 min then add it to the tomato sauce after.
What to serve with this meal
This can be served over a bowl of rice, pasta, cauli rice or zoodles. Bread will also work just fine. 
How to store this meal
The dish can be stored in the fridge for 4 days or in a tightly locked container in the freezer for up to 3 months. 
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Calories: 413kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 29gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 139mgSodium: 766mgPotassium: 745mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 3020IUVitamin C: 71mgCalcium: 46mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Chicken, Dinner, Low-Carb, Lunch, Quick DInner
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