These chicken drumsticks from Real Food, Healthy, Happy Children, by Kath Megaw, R335, (Quivertree) give a good protein and calcium boost, feeding bones and muscles


  • ¾ cup finely grated Parmesan
  • Salt and milled pepper, to taste
  • 30g butter, melted
  • 1 large free-range egg
  • 8 free-range drumsticks


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C. In a dish or on a plate, combine the Parmesan and seasoning.
  2. In another dish, mix together the melted butter and the egg.
  3. Dip and roll each drumstick in the egg-butter wash, then roll to coat in the cheese.
  4. Transfer to a baking tray and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the chicken is cooked through and the cheese coating is brown and crisp.

(Serves 8)

  • Per serving: energy: 265 kcal protein: 24g fat: 18g carbs: 0g ratio: 0.8:1