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Sesame Drumsticks with Crusty Oven Hash

James Carrier
Yield Makes 4 servings
Serve the chicken drumsticks over the hot potatoes with sour cream and chopped chives.


  • 6 cups diced (1/2 in.) peeled thin-skinned potatoes (about 2 1/2 lb. total)
  • 1 onion (about 8 oz.), peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 5 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • About 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • About 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • About 1/2 cup toasted sesame seeds
  • 8 chicken drumsticks (equal size, about 2 lb. total), rinsed and patted dry
  • 1 1/2 cups purchased seasoned croutons

Nutrition Information

  • calories 802
  • caloriesfromfat 48 %
  • protein 40 g
  • fat 43 g
  • satfat 7.9 g
  • carbohydrate 64 g
  • fiber 8.6 g
  • sodium 1106 mg
  • cholesterol 97 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a 12- by 17-inch rimmed pan, mix potatoes, onion, rosemary, 3 tablespoons olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Spread into a single layer. Bake on upper rack in a 425° regular or convection oven for 10 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, oil a 10- by 15-inch rimmed pan. In a bowl, mix 2 tablespoons soy sauce and 2 teaspoons oil. Put sesame seeds on a plate. Roll drumsticks in soy mixture (add more soy if needed), then in sesame seeds to coat. Lay drumsticks well apart in pan. When potato mixture has baked 10 minutes, place chicken on lower rack in oven and bake until well browned (180° in center of thickest part), 30 to 35 minutes.

  3. When potatoes begin to brown at pan edges, about 10 minutes after adding chicken, turn with a spatula, moving unbrowned ones to edges; spread level. Bake until potatoes are tender when pierced, 15 to 18 minutes longer.

  4. While potatoes cook, put croutons into a heavy zip-lock plastic bag and coarsely crush; mix with remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil. When potatoes are done, mix in crushed croutons and bake until browned, 5 to 8 minutes.

  5. Arrange chicken on a platter with hash. Add more salt and pepper to taste.