Spicy Buffalo Drumsticks

This was one of the first Whole30 meals I made that knocked my socks off. My hubby and I crave the garlicy spiciness of this meal. We serve ours with a steamed veggie and usually sweet potato fries + WholeSister’s Dump Ranch. (I modify this recipe for my kids- once their drumsticks come off the grill they’re ready to eat. I don’t put the sauce on theirs.) It’s all Whole30 approved and SO GOOD.

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Spicy Buffalo Drumsticks
  • 10 Chicken Drumsticks or 20 wings
  • 2 Tablespoons Mrs Dash Lemon Pepper Seasoning
  • ½ Cup Frank's RedHot Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Ghee (or butter if you're not Whole30)
  • 2 Large Garlic Cloves, Minced
  1. Marinade chicken in lemon pepper seasoning for a few hours to overnight.
  2. In a small saucepan combine hot sauce, ghee and minced garlic.
  3. Cook over medium heat until sauce starts to boil and then lower heat to low until ready to use sauce.
  4. Cook chicken on the grill until done and remove from grill.
  5. In a large bowl toss chicken and sauce together until well coated.
  6. ENJOY!!


8 replies
  1. Rachel
    Rachel says:

    Do you add any oil to the seasoning to marinade or just marinade with the dry seasoning? Thank you so much for the yummy recipes! I’m so thankful to have your blog as a resource now in addition to your instagram account!

    • Emily
      Emily says:

      Hi! I don’t add any oil but if you’re worried that it’s too dry you could add a little oil. It wouldn’t hurt! Enjoy!

  2. The Lit Witch
    The Lit Witch says:

    I made these for the family this week and they loved them! Easy to serve to my “non-spicy eater” too, since she loved them with the lemon-pepper seasoning alone. Thank you!

    • Emily
      Emily says:

      Always salted, because we prefer our food on the salty side. If you don’t, then I think it would be fine with unsalted. 🙂


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