Thursday, August 11, 2016

Drumsticks and Veggies on the Grill

It's summertime in Texas. For some crazy reason, that means we Texans venture outside into the sweltering heat, light a fire, and stand in front of it while we cook our food.

You can't beat the taste of real food cooked over coals, but if you do it during the Texas summer, you're pretty much guaranteed to need a shower after dinner.

On the menu: Grilled drumsticks, zucchini, mushrooms, and onions, and corn on the cob--served with roasted sweet potatoes and a simple salad.


  • 2 lbs chicken drumsticks (we buy them in bulk at Cotsco and freeze them)
  • Pre-shucked corn on the cob 
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 package Baby Bella mushrooms
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 1 sweet potato
  • Mixed salad greens
  • Tomato
  • Italian dressing (your favorite bottled, or make your own)
  • Olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp softened butter
  • Salt and pepper

  • Salad dressing: Olive oil, red wine vinegar, and salt and pepper 


Prepare charcoal or gas grill for medium heat.

Preheat oven to 400. 

Thaw and then marinate the drumsticks for a couple of hours in Italian dressing.

Slice zucchini crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces. Halve the mushrooms. Chop onion into large slices. Layer the pieces onto metal kabob skewers. Drizzle with olive oil, then sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Rub each ear of corn with softened butter. Place on a sheet of aluminum foil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Wrap the foil around each ear of corn.

Wash sweet potato. Slice the sweet potato into 1/4 rounds. Place on a sheet pan. Brush each side with olive oil. Sprinkle each side with salt and pepper. Roast in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until softened.

Cook chicken drumsticks on the grill until the internal temp reaches 165. About halfway through the cooking process, add the corn and veggie skewers. Keep an eye on the veggies; they cook quickly!

While the food cooks on the grill (ideally you've sent someone out there to tend it so you don't get sweaty), prepare the salad. Dice the tomato. Add it to a large bowl of mixed salad greens. In a small bowl, whisk together 2 Tbsp olive oil, 1Tbsp red wine vinegar, and salt and pepper. 

Plate it all up, and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Pasta with chicken very yummy and delicious I was looking for recipe like these thanks for sharing this recipe.