Drumsticks Aren’t Just for Drumming

Drumsticks, Green Beans and Red Potato Mash.

These family-friendly crispy drumsticks are great for any occasion, from a get-together to a Fourth of July barbeque, to an impromptu picnic!  Don’t forget the red skin potato mash and green beans!

Cooks Tip:

Give another potato a go. Red potatoes don’t just bring great color to a dish, their skins add nutrients, too! That said, this recipe is also great if you use Yukon gold or russet potatoes instead.  For more fun recipes check out my blog at: http://tiny.cc/chefjamiekids

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 30 minutes | Serves: 4




  • 1 egg

  • ¼ cup milk

  • ½ cup flour

  • ½ cup yellow cornmeal

  • 1.5 tablespoon Ranch seasoning mix

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken drumsticks (1.5 pounds in total/3-4 ounces each)

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil, plus more for spritzing

  • 8 ounces green beans

  • ¼ teaspoon salt



  • 1.5 pounds red potatoes, quartered

  • ⅓ cup milk

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • ½ tablespoon Ranch seasoning mix



  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg and milk together.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, cornmeal, seasoning, and baking powder.
  4. Dip the drumsticks in the cornmeal mixture and coat evenly.
  5. Coat the drumsticks in the egg mixture, then dip them into the cornmeal mixture again.
  6. Place coated drumsticks on a large, greased sheet pan.
  7. Spritz or drizzle oil over the tops of the drumsticks.
  8. Add the green beans to the baking sheet. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt.
  9. Bake for 15 minutes.
  10. While baking, pour cold water over the potatoes so they’re covered with two inches of water, and bring to a boil. Cook until tender, about 10-12 minutes.
  11. Flip the chicken and bake for 12-15 minutes more, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  12. Drain the water and add the potatoes back to the pot along with milk, butter, and seasoning. Mash until creamy.
  13. Serve the chicken with the red potato mash and green beans.



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