Chicken leg recipes: 11 delicious ways to eat them

Chicken leg recipes are a versatile and cheap way to use this tasty meat. When cooked in the right way they are full of flavour! Check out our top ten chicken leg recipes that will make you see chicken legs in a different way!

Chicken legs are succulent cuts of meat that can hold buckets of flavour. These recipes will show you just how easy they are to cook.

Chicken legs are often a lot cheaper than chicken breasts and are an excellent choice if you sometimes find the breast meat a little dry. With the right cooking, chicken legs provide juicy meat that is full of flavour. Chicken legs work particularly well roasted or fried but they are also delicious barbecued. Leave them to marinade overnight to achieve the best flavour.
With the right cooking,chicken legs provide juicy meat that is full of flavour. Chicken legs work particularly well roasted or fried but they are also delicious barbecued.

We have lots of chicken recipes including creamy risotto, comforting casserole and speedy stir-fry. However, the following 11 recipes will help you make the most of the chicken legs, a cut of meat that is usually overlooked. In most of the recipes you’ll see that you can use chicken thighs instead of the leg or a combination of the two.

One-pan roast chicken and beetroot recipe

This One-pan roast chicken with beetroot and carrots recipe gives you all the flavours of a roast dinner without all the fuss (and dishes)!

We hope that the recipes will inspire you to appreciate the chicken legs a little more! Chicken legs can be used to make hearty foods that please the whole family. From easy one pot roast dinners, to light broths and hearty pies, the leg meat is incredibly versatile. You’ll never throw left over leg meat from your roast dinner away ever again!

You can buy chicken legs in most supermarkets for a reasonable price. You can buy them deboned and with or without skin which might suite certain recipes or your personal preference.

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