Chicken Leg Recipe Ideas

Friday, January 20, 2017
Here is a great idea for stretching you budget for meals with 1 package of chicken legs. The chicken is boiled then baked into amazing ideas that the whole family loves. Check out the video and scroll to the end for my printable ideas. Chicken legs can be used in so many ways, but first check out my secret when you buy them in bulk!

Chicken made economically many ways using chicken legs






Why Buy Chicken Legs?



Chicken legs are an inexpensive way to feed a large family on a budget.


One of the best ways is to buy them in bulk.


I will give you many tips and ways to use the chicken to help keep that food budget stretched and be very economical.



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Grilled or Baked



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Baking or You Can Also Grill the Chicken on Oil Sprayed Aluminum Foil:

Spread Chicken Out On Foil for the Grill or (Parchment paper for oven baking) Recipe for barbecued chicken legs

Using your favorite sauces: pour barbecue sauce, favorite salad dressings of choice or a favorite hot sauce, on the chicken legs and proceed with same instructions.


Check Out Some of my other Chicken Recipes and Dipping Sauces:



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Homemade Chicken Dipping Sauces


Chicken Wings Many Ways Showcase



For the Broth it makes:



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Freeze chicken broth for future recipes in large plastic freezer containers, to use in my chicken stew recipe,or  my chicken soup recipe.


Sandwiches:



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If you have any leftover chicken legs, they're perfect for shredded chicken legs added to barbecue sauce for sandwiches.


Remove off the bone to make chicken salad. Add mayonnaise and chopped celery.


Also great for a chicken BLT sandwich.


Add Cooked Shredded Chicken to your Favorite Pasta Dish!



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The Photo has shredded chicken legs, penne pasta boiled, with store bought alfredo sauce, then stir in some cooked broccoli, carrots, peas.


The Recipe below is another family favorite, check it out.


Chicken Legs off the bone are great with Lemon Bow Ties and Chicken See recipe




Watch My Quick Video On Chicken Leg Idea Recipes








Printable Recipe Ideas

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Below are some printable recipe ideas to keep handy.


The ones with photos and suggestions can be referred back to reading the recipe card.


There can always be something new you can try.


If you love Asian food or Mexican, you will love some of the suggestions below to try using your shredded chicken!


Try Some Of My Other Chicken Recipes




Chicken Parmesan Sliders
Southwest Tex Mex Sauce
Grilled Guinness Reuben Style Chicken


Chicken Chickpeas in Sauce over pasta
Chicken Chili Cannelini 
One Pan Chicken Stew





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Chicken Leg Recipe Ideas

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This is a collection of ideas on how to make inexpensive meals with chicken legs in many ways.

ingredients:

Chicken legs around 10 or more boiled first save the broth!

Italian bread crumbs

Olive oil

Grated cheese

Granulated garlic

Italian herbs

Salt, pepper to taste

Barbecue sauce


Optional flavors: Ranch dressing, Catalina dressing, Teriyaki sauce, Lemon juice and Italian herbs, Hot sauce. One last tip: dip the legs in mayonnaise, then into sesame seeds and bake.

instructions:

 Remember Tip: Boil Chicken First. Save broth to freeze or use for soups and stew.

First boil the chicken in a big stock pot around 1 hour making the chicken broth. Skim any fat that is on top and discard. Remove chicken to a big plate.  Reserve the broth and freeze in containers.

For Baked Chicken Legs:


Arrange chicken on parchment lined cookie sheets. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Dip in olive oil first, dredge in Italian flavored breadcrumbs, Sprinkle with Italian seasoning herbs and granulated garlic. Sprinkle with grated cheese.

Bake at 400 degrees on cookie sheet.

More Chicken Recipe Ideas


Shred for sandwiches for hot sauce, barbecue, club sandwiches

Use shredded chicken on top of tortilla to make nachos with refried beans and salsa

Shred the chicken and add hoisen sauce and some soy sauce and top rice

Use chicken in your favorite Pasta dishes

Bake the chicken legs with favorites sauces on top

Grill for a great barbecue

Use for on top of salads

Take the chicken off the bone and use in stews, soups 

Chicken can be used in so many ways and the broth makes the best soups so don't forget to freeze the broth after it's boiled first.

You can also debone all the boiled chicken and freeze it in freezer bags for later.
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7 comments

  1. Such yummy options for shaking up an easy dinner recipe!!!

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  2. These are all great ways to use chicken legs. Thanks for sharing so many different ways to use the economical chicken leg.

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  3. I love having a variety of chicken recipes on hand. This is great, Claudia! My kids are chicken leg eating fiends! LOL

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  4. I absolutely agree with you - chicken legs are so budget friendly - I just bought a package of them after a long time and was pleasantly surprised by their price.

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  5. Lots of great ideas for using chicken legs. I think buying in bulk is a great way to maximize what you need for feeding a crowd or for a while. Love it.

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  6. So many options to use chicken legs! Thanks for all the ideas!

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  7. Being a vegan I had no clue so many options were possible. My BIL might like these ideas.

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