BBQ Chip Shake and Bake Drumsticks

BBQ Chip Shake and Bake Drumsticks

I can honestly say that during last spring’s Talladega race Kurt Busch had the BEST paint scheme ever. Did you miss it? Well, if you’ve seen the movie Talladega Nights then you saw it. You see, the elder Busch brother lost his spot with Penske Racing team in 2011 and went to the Phoenix Racing for 2012. Unfortunately, he often struggled to secure sponsorship for the 2012 season. However that didn’t get him down! No, he just kept on going and for the ‘Dega race he matched the “Me” Cougar paint scheme that Ricky Bobby had for the final race of the movie and I thought it was just brilliant. LOVED IT!

Well, considering this weekend’s race is at Talladega and last year Busch made reference to the blockbuster movie I decided would do the same this year with my Sprint Cup Snacks recipe. Which means… it’s SHAKE AND BAKE TIME!!!!!

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Truth be told, I really hated the movie the first time I saw it. And probably the 2nd time as well. I finally just gave in and accepted it for what it is and enjoy the parts I enjoy and skip the parts I don’t. Sorry, can’t stand Sasha Baron Cohen’s character Jean Girard. I know that basically is the point. But I am not amused, at all. Anyway, I just love the dinner prayer scene. Umm who doesn’t?!?! So my love/hate affair with the movie drove (pun intended) me to embrace it as the theme for this weekend’s Dega race.

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So enjoy this weekend’s race with a super simple, super yummy DIY Shake and Bake recipe that uses crushed up BBQ potato chips for the chicken’s coating. And of course, as I’ve demonstrated to Price, you must dance around when you shake the chicken. It makes it taste better. I swear!

BBQ Chip Shake and Bake Drumsticks

Serves 4


  • 2 pounds drumsticks
  • 2-3 cups of buttermilk
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 cups of crushed BBQ potato chips, I used Utz’s BBQ Ridges
  • ranch dressing, for dipping


  1. In a bowl, marinate the drumsticks with the buttermilk and some salt and pepper for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Place the crushed chips into a large ziplock bag.
  4. One by one, place a drumstick into the bag, seal it, and shake it up so the chips stick to the chicken.
  5. Arrange the chicken on a baking sheet and bake for 35-40 mintes, checking half way through.
  6. Serve with ranch, or your other favorite sauce, for dipping.

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