Hot Legs: Chicken Recipes

March 20, 2012

Chicken drumsticks strut their stuff in our saucy and spiced recipe numbers.


We’ve got a thing for good-looking legs—and we want them sexy, spicy, seasoned and served promptly at dinnertime. Naturally, we’re talking about chicken drumsticks. Though boneless breasts tend to get the attention these days, we have a place in our hearts for affordable chicken legs’ succulent dark meat.

To retain legs’ all-important tenderness, we suggest roasting or slow braising. These methods will render a good deal of fat keeping juicy dark meat from becoming tough and dry. When it comes to dressing drumsticks in marinades and rubs, like chicken breast, just about anything goes. Check out our favorite saucy numbers below and dip chicken legs in a tangy feta cheese glaze or a super aromatic garlic bath to really show off those gams.

—By Emily Arno


Feta-Stuffed Glazed Chicken Quarters

Tangy feta cheese and a sweet marmalade glaze spice up this quick chicken dish.


Basil and Five-Spice Chicken Legs

A salad of cantaloupe dresses up these marinated, grilled chicken legs.

Baked Chicken Thighs with Balsamic Cherry Pan Sauce

This elegant but incredibly easy-to-make chicken dish is pretty much foolproof, but you’d never know it from the rich flavors.

All-Purpose Dry Rub

Good for any meat, this easy rub is made of ingredients you probably have on hand.


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