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Fiesta Whole30 Chicken Drumsticks & Paleo Homemade Taco Sauce

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4-6 1x
  • Category: Appetizer, Main Dish
  • Cuisine: American


  • 2.5 pounds chicken drumsticks
  • 1 13.4oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup chicken broth (or 1 cup water mixed with 2 scoops Vital Proteins Chicken Bone Broth Collagen)
  • 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder


  1. In a small bowl, mix water and bone broth powder together to create the broth
  2. Add broth, tomato sauce and spices to a medium sauce pan over medium heat
  3. Combine and let cook for 10 minutes or until sauce has thickened a bit
  4. Remove from heat and let cool until no longer steaming
  5. In a large ziplock bag or a large bowl, combine chicken drumsticks and 1 and 1/2 cups of sauce, or until dummies are covered and coated completely
  6. Refrigerate and let marinate for at least a half hour, or overnight
  7. The remainder of the sauce can be covered and stored in the fridge for up to a week, or frozen
  8. Heat grill to medium, or preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  9. Grill for 7 minutes on each side, or until fully cooked to 165 degrees F. internal temp.
  10. Or, bake on a baking sheet for 40 minutes, flipping halfway through, or until fully cooked


The remainder of the sauce can be covered and stored in the fridge for up to a week, or frozen.
Oven times may vary.