Chicken Leg Recipes

Friday, January 20, 2017
Feeding a large family can be costly and here are some economical ideas to stretch that budget using inexpensive Chicken Legs.


The recipes are anything from hot sauce and beer to shredded with pasta and so many other delicious combinations to keep a nice variety using the meat.



If you are lucky enough to get them on sale then stock up, you will be able to make several healthy satisfy meals after reading through some of these recipes.



Chicken legs make great soup also, and that's always the best comfort food during the cooler months.



Of course, if you aren't a big fan of this part of the chicken then use boneless breast, chicken thighs, or whatever else you like.



These are easily adaptable recipes and even already cooked rotisserie chicken will work with some of these recipes taken off the bone!



Our favorite way to make chicken legs is oven fried with hot sauce and beer, the recipe has 3 ingredients and will be in the printable recipe card below for you to try.



We love easy chicken recipes and you may also like to try some of my 15 All In One Pan Meals.



There is something for everyone so just scroll through the ideas and photos and pick what your family will enjoy!






these are chicken legs baked with hot sauce and beer












these are chicken legs with hot sauce and beer seasoned with garlic





Chicken Legs Are So Versatile!




There are so many uses for using this inexpensive part of the chicken for so many dishes.



It sure can get boring eating it the same way all the time.



Just take a look at all the wonderful changes you can make with them with a new dinner and taste every time you cook.



And as I said before you can use any parts your family prefers, this is just a guideline to adapt and change meals economically.








Chicken made economically many ways using chicken legs






Cooking Methods


  • Grilled- grilling chicken legs on a gas grill for around 35 minutes on medium heat, brush with your favorite barbecue sauce.
  • Fried- In a large chicken fryer, fry the chicken until crispy on the outside and the juices run clear then add your favorite dipping sauces on top.
  • Baked- I line a deed casserole pan with parchment paper and drizzle oil on each on, season with salt and pepper then bake them at 400 degrees until crispy.
  • Air Fried- Air fry what can fit in the fryer on 400 degrees until crispy around 20 minutes or more.





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Cooked Chicken Leg Suggestions:

(all chicken legs must be cooked first using one of the above cooking methods)

  1. Boil the meat then remove from the bone for Chicken Salad, adding celery, mayonnaise, salt, and pepper ( add walnuts, raisins, and apples for a Waldorf chicken salad.
  2. Basted with melted butter and garlic powder
  3. Basted with Lemon juice, garlic powder, and butter
  4. Remove the cooked meat off the bone and add to cooked pasta with olive oil, minced garlic, and black pepper and Parmesan cheese.
  5. Baked in the oven with hot sauce and beer see recipe below in the printable recipe card
  6. Remove the chicken off the bone and add barbecue sauce for sandwiches
  7. Bake the chicken with ranch dressing on them
  8. Make a Slow Cooker Chicken Leg Cacciatore
  9. Use one of our favorite Chicken Dipping Sauces on any cooked chicken
  10. Baste with sesame oil, and teriyaki sauce or hoisin sauce
  11. Dip in egg then seasoned Italian bread crumbs, drizzle with oil and bake on 400 degrees for around 1 hour 35 minutes or until juice runs clear
  12. Bake the chicken legs basted with Marsala wine, butter, and minced garlic, salt, and pepper to taste







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Chicken Broth



Chicken legs make the best broth!


You don't even need to make the soup yet, boil the legs with salt and use my method of making CHICKEN BROTH AND TIPS then freeze it for later!



The boil legs can be used again basted with another flavor and heated up for another dinner.


Just shred a few legs to get the meat off the bone for the soup and add it to the broth.


That broth can be used for gravies, chicken soup, or added to recipes when the chicken broth is called for!


Grandma's Soup Recipe is terrific also: Chicken Soup.











Sandwiches



It sure is easier if you wanted to save time using boneless chicken breasts for shredded sandwich making, however, you still can do it if you bought some legs in bulk.



I usually just place them on a large Cookie sheet and bake the legs until the juices run clear, pull the meat off the bone, and add my favorite dipping sauce to the meat we just happen to love Jack Daniels Homemade Barbecue Sauce on ours.



Then just pile it into some toasted sandwich buns and you have a whole other meal.



Perfect for using up leftovers from the previous day also.






this is a recipe for chicken legs and many ideas how to bake chicken legs, how to boil chicken legs and the many uses for chicken legs in several recipes






Add Cooked Shredded Chicken to your Favorite Pasta Dish!



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






this is a recipe for chicken legs and many ideas how to bake chicken legs, how to boil chicken legs and the many uses for chicken legs in several recipes






Try Some Of My Other Chicken Recipes



Chicken Francese


Bundt Pan Chicken


Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese


Chicken Leg Stew


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there are more than 12 ways and ideas on how to make chicken legs and this is the pin for later for pinterest







Easy Peasy



Seriously, after scrolling through hopefully you found something that you will love to try, below you will find that easy to make hot sauce and beer chicken.



The chicken is nice and tender, juicy, and tastes like a great big chicken wing!



These are easy recipes for you to make and the family will love, leave me a comment would love to know your ideas too!







Chicken Leg Recipes
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Chicken Leg Recipes

Yield: 12
Author:
Prep time: 10 MCook time: 1 H & 35 MTotal time: 1 H & 45 M
Ideas using chicken legs, there are soup recipes, chicken legs in beer and hot sauce, barbecued chicken and so many more ideas!

Ingredients:

  • Hot Sauce Chicken Legs with Beer
  • 12 Chicken Legs
  • 1 bottle hot sauce any brand
  • 1 can of any kind of beer ( only use half the can)
  • olive oil or canola oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Deep casserole dish around 13 x 9 baking pan
  • Parchment paper
  • Optional: granulated garlic powder and cayenne pepper

Instructions:

  1. Line the casserole with parchment paper.
  2. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Dip each leg in oil, place in the pan, drizzle each piece with hot sauce.
  4. You can use the option to sprinkle each piece with granulate garlic lightly and cayenne pepper.
  5. Pour the beer last around the bottom of the pan.
  6. Bake at 400 until the chicken legs are browned and crispy, around 1 hour 35 minutes. Do not turn them.
  7. More Ideas and Chicken Legs Uses:
  8. Boil the meat then remove from the bone for Chicken Salad, adding celery, mayonnaise, salt, and pepper ( add walnuts, raisins, and apples for a Waldorf chicken salad.
  9. Basted with melted butter and oregano, basil, garlic powder, and white wine
  10. Basted with lemon juice,  Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and butter
  11. Remove the cooked meat off the bone and add to cooked pasta with olive oil, minced garlic, and black pepper and grated Parmesan cheese.
  12. Baked in the oven with hot sauce and beer see recipe in the printable recipe card
  13. Remove the chicken off the bone and add barbecue sauce for sandwiches
  14. Bake the chicken with ranch dressing on them or any other salad dressing you like
  15. Make a Slow Cooker Chicken Leg Cacciatore
  16. Use one of our favorite Chicken Dipping Sauces on any cooked chicken
  17. Baste with sesame oil, and teriyaki sauce or hoisin sauce
  18. Dip in egg then seasoned Italian bread crumbs, drizzle with oil and bake on 400 degrees for around 1 hour 35 minutes or until juice runs clear.
  19. Bake the chicken legs basted with Marsala wine, butter, and minced garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper to taste
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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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