Ingredient Spotlight: Chicken Legs

Chicken legs are such a kid friendly food.  They also tend to be more affordable than other cuts of meat.

Last year, I figured out the secret to grilling chicken legs.

I also like making chicken legs in the slow cooker:

How do you like to cook chicken legs?  Link up any recipe you have that uses chicken legs (or other cuts, if legs could be substituted).  Feel free to link as many as you like, I just ask that you link back to Eat at Home.  you can use the button below if you like.


Teriyaki BBQ Chicken Legs in the Slow Cooker

3 ingredients and a slow cooker.  This couldn’t be simpler to throw together.

And it’s really good too!  I’m not sure why I thought to mix Teriyaki  and BBQ sauces, but the combination makes a flavorful sauce that was a hit with the kids.

Here’s what you’ll need:  [Read more…]

The Secret of Barbecuing Chicken Legs on a Gas Grill

It could be that I’m the last one in on this secret.  But just in case there’s someone else out there who doesn’t know, I’m going to share it with you.

I’m a very impatient cook.  You might have caught on about that fact since most of the recipes on this site can be made (hands-on prep) in just a few minutes.

For this reason, I’ve never had luck grilling chicken that has bones.  I do great with boneless chicken breasts.  Pork chops aren’t too hard (not including one fire incident the neighbor kids still talk about).  Smoked sausage or ham slices are no problem.

But chicken with bones is a whole ‘nuther deal.  Memorial Day weekend we had lots of company and I bought a bunch of chicken legs.  I planned to do them in the oven, just because I feared burning them beyond recognition if I put them on the grill.  But my mom talked me into doing it and I’m glad she did.  Those legs were scrumptious – smokey and sticky with bbq sauce.  Mmmmm!

The secret?  [Read more…]

Chili Sauce Chicken Legs

chili sauce chicken legs done

The beauty of a chicken leg is not in how it looks.  They may be ugly, but they’re a kid-pleasing food that’s easy to fix.

I cooked these in the slow cooker, but you could do them in the oven instead.  Here’s what you’ll need:

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Sweet and Spicy Chicken Legs

chicken legs done

This recipe was a bit of an experiment.  I wanted something that was sweet, yet spicy.  Thus, the recipe name.  However, the recipe both succeeded and failed.

The successes:  Easy, moist chicken legs that browned up nicely in the oven.  They did have a slightly sweet flavor.

The fail:  There was no hint of spiciness.

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