Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Smoked Paprika Chicken Drumsticks & Cider Sauteed Kale

Tonight I made a recipe from the The Food Lover's Make it Paleo cookbook.  It called for chicken thighs, but we didn't have any of those on hand so I used pasture raised chicken drumsticks that we had purchased from US Wellness Meats.

Link to Recipe from The Food Lover's Primal Palate

5 Chicken Drumsticks
1t Paprika
1t Garlic Powder
1t Onion Powder (added into recipe because I thought it would be a good accompaniment)
1/4t Cayenne Pepper
1.5t Cumin (original recipe called for 1tsp cumin)
1.5T melted Organic Red Palm Oil (the cookbook showed this as the oil to use, on their site they recommend using olive oil.  I decided to use the palm oil because it is known to have excellent stability at high temperatures over olive oil)
Sea Salt
Black Pepper

Directions for Smoked Paprika Chicken Drumsticks: 
  • PreHeat oven to 425 degrees F
  • Rinse Chicken Drumsticks and place into baggie
  • Melt Palm Oil in Toaster/Convection oven at 350 for 3-5 min(just enough to melt not heat fully)
  • Pour melted oil into small mixing bowl, add spices/seasonings, and whisk together
  • Pour into baggie and mix chicken around in spice mixture. 
  • Place drumsticks on Baking Pan, sprinkle with sea salt & black pepper(to taste)

  • Cook for 40-45 min
Cider Sauteed Kale


1.5-2 Bunches of Organic Kale
1/2 Red Onion
1/4 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
2t coconut oil
1t Cumin
Sea Salt
Black Pepper

  • Rinse Kale, pull from stems and massage leaves for 3-5 min.  
  • Place coconut oil into frying pan and turn on medium heat to melt
  • Once melted add diced red onion and saute until translucent
  • Add Kale and saute for 2-3 min stirring into onion mixture
  • Add cumin, sea salt & black pepper, stir and turn on low heat
  • Pour apple cider vinegar into pan and cover on low heat for 3-5 min
  • Once done serve along side the Chicken



  1. Funny that the day after you posted this I found your blog while looking for a paleo chicken drumstick recipe in google. I thought this was very good even the kids liked it. Following you now.