Kendra’s Favorite Drumettes

Yep, you read that correctly-drumettes. I actually don’t care for wings, never have. It seems like so much work  to get a tiny morsel of meat (that you barely tasted, btw because of the hot sauce) from a wing. Now a drumette? There’s some meat on there! It’s like a miniature version of a drumstick which has always been my favorite part of chicken.

I created this recipe during my very strict days of SIBO as a way to enjoy something that seemed like an appetizer at a restaurant, something I was unable to enjoy for almost 3 months of my super crazy medical diet I needed to follow. But once I felt like I had mastered this marinade I was in heaven! Of course, if you don’t need to be on a SIBO or low-fodmap diet then add garlic and shallot to your hearts desire, delish. But even without them these babies are a tasty little treat that also seem perfect for every summer bbq!

xo, Kendra


Kendra’s Favorite Drumettes

Free From the Top-9 Food Allergens  (includes coconut)

SIBO Phase 1 friendly, Low-Fodmap friendly

Serves: 4 as an appetizer

Prep Time: 30 minutes plus marinating

  • 1 stalk lemongrass
  • 2″ piece fresh ginger
  • Juice from 1 lime, about 2 Tbsp.
  • 2 Tbs. coconut aminos/No Soy Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. avocado or olive oil
  • 1 tsp. unseasoned rice vinegar
  • Option: *1 tsp. fish sauce if you can have fin and shellfish-Not for SIBO phase 1
  • Option: *1 tsp. toasted sesame oil if you can have sesame seeds
  • 1 1/4 pound chicken drumettes (or wings if you can’t find the drumettes)
  • To serve: minced cilantro, mint and/or basil. Additional lime wedges


  1. Prepare the lemongrass to mince by cutting off about 1″ from the bottom end. You should see inner rings of purple when you’ve cut enough off, there is a thick white hard part on the bottom so keep cutting small amounts at a time off of this until you see the purple rings. Now peel the dry outside layers off until you reach the center, pliable part of the lemongrass. Finely chop and add to the bowl of a small food processor.
  2. Grate the ginger into the small food processor with the lemongrass and then add the lime juice, coconut aminos/No Soy Soy Sauce, avocado oil, unseasoned rice vinegar (and if you[re using the fish sauce and/or sesame oil add those at this point as well). Turn on the food processor and blend.
  3. Pour the marinade over the chicken drumettes in a resealable bag and marinate for at least 4 hours preferably overnight or up to 2 days.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 and line a tray with foil. Cook for 20-22 minutes and then broil to finish off for another 2-3.
  5. Sprinkle with chopped herbs and serve with additional lime wedges.


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