Hi friends! I’m so happy to be back in the kitchen and cooking you all something delicious! Today, I’m sharing with you guys my mom’s recipe on chicken drumsticks with green beans. This dish is a signature dish of hers and it’s also very special to me. It takes me back to the times spent peeling off the ends of the green beans on the kitchen table together and watching her on the side while she cooks. She made this for us all the time growing up and it never gets old for me. It’s simple, affordable, and best of all, it’s healthy. You might think it’s weird to keep the drumstick bones, but I think that’s exactly what makes this dish extraordinary. It’s there for those who like to eat meat off the bone or suck the bone marrow. It sounds weird, I know. But seriously though, it’s an Asian thing.
I like to think of this as a go-to meal on a laid back kind of day. Sam likes the green beans extra soft. Too soft in my opinion. He says squeaky (what he really means is crunchy) green beans is like nails scratching the chalkboard for me. He’s funny. If you guys give this recipe a try, be sure to let me know your thoughts by commenting something below. And oh – Happy August!
- 4-5 chicken drumsticks
- 2 lbs of green beans
- 1 tablespoon of oyster sauce
- 4-5 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil
- salt to taste
- water, optional
- Clean the chicken and pull off the skin to throw away. Slice off the majority of the meat, leaving a little meat left on the bone. With the meat you sliced off, slice them into small pieces.
- Peel off the ends of the green beans then give it a quick rinse or two. Onto a cutting board, slice them into long halves. Set aside.
- Over high heat, drizzle the oil into the cooking pot. Toss in the garlic and stir until they turn golden brown. Add in the chicken, salt, and then give it a quick stir. Let it cook for 5 minutes. You may add some water for broth.
- After 5 minutes or once the chicken is fully cooked, add in the green beans and oyster sauce.
- Stir-fry until green beans become soft or to your liking. Serve with rice.