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Chicken Leg Recipes

Chicken legs can be prepared in great variety of delicious ways. This page contains chicken drum stick recipes.


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Recipe: Drumsticks

I make these a lot. They are easy and taste great.


  • 3 cups cornflakes cereal
  • 1 pkg. dry onion soup mix
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 8 chicken drumsticks


Blend cereal and soup mix in blender until it is coarse crumbs. Place in a mixing bowl. Put buttermilk and drumsticks in a bowl; coating drumsticks. Press each drumstick into cereal mixture to coat completely. Put drumsticks on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees F for about 40 minutes.

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 40 Minutes

By coville123 from Brockville, Ontario

Recipe: Moist Drumsticks

Delicious with rice and vegetables or salad.


  • 3 lbs. chicken drumsticks ( skin removed)
  • 1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 3 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water


Place drumsticks in a 5 quart slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the tomato sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar and garlic; pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until chicken juices run clear.

Remove chicken and keep warm, strain cooking juices. In a small saucepan, combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir in juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with chicken.

Source: Taste of Home

By Raymonde G. from North Bay, Ontario

Recipe: D Is For Delicious Drumsticks


  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 6 drumsticks
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled


Heat oven to 425 degrees F.

Mix flour, salt, pepper in bowl.

Dip chicken drumsticks into butter, then roll in flour mixture.

Arrange on an ungreased square pan (8x8x2).

Bake uncovered at 425 degrees F until done about 50 minutes.

Makes 6 drumsticks.

By imaqt1962

Adapted From The Alpha Bakery Children's Cookbook This is a cookbook for children with recipes from a-z published by General Mills/Betty Crocker in 1991.

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Question: Recipes Using Chicken Drumsticks

I am looking for chicken leg recipes.

By sib45


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By Chuck [18]09/12/2009

I like to cook six or seven in cream of mushroom soup with lots of onions. About an hour in, add potato and carrot chunks and cook a half-hour longer. The meat makes splendid sandwiches too.

Question: Grilling Chicken Legs

What is the fastest way to cook chicken legs on a gas grill?



Most Recent Answer

By Dee T. [2]06/01/2011

The night before, get some water to boiling and drop the chicken legs in for 10 minutes. Pull and allow the chicken to cool down and refrigerate. They are now ready for grilling. Once the grill is fired up, place on grill to brown and brush on sauce. The chicken stays moist and you don't have to toss the water, save it for chicken stock if you choose, just allow it to simmer to reduce the liquid. This is a two for one.
Source: This is how the military does it and you know they cook for many. :)


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Archive: Cooking Chicken Legs on a Gas Grill

Does anyone have a recipe for cooking chicken legs (little drumsticks) on a gas grille? I have tried it several times but the outside of the chicken is burnt, and inside is still pink. I don't want a fancy recipe, just plain chicken legs on the gas grille. Should I boil the chicken first and then cook it on the grille? Thanks a lot for any advice and recipes!

P.J. from Delaware

RE: Cooking Chicken Legs on a Gas Grill

I always partially cook my chicken in the microwave before grilling so it's cooked through. (06/12/2006)

By Eileen Celeste

RE: Cooking Chicken Legs on a Gas Grill

Cook them on indirect heat. First I heat the entire grill. Then turn off the heat on the side where you will be cooking the chicken legs. Put a piece of aluminum foil that you have sprayed with PAM on that side and using tongs press it down into place.

On the side with the heat still on medium, place a pop can or soup can of water. Put your chicken legs on the foil and season. Then carefully spray the top of the legs (making sure spray doesn't hit the flame on other side). Close lid and cook for ten minutes.

After 10 minutes give the legs a quarter turn(using tongs) reseason where needed and spray again. cook another ten minutes with the lid closed and continue to do this untill cooked on all 4 sides. the chicken will cook all the way through and be tender and juicy (06/12/2006)

By brenda thompson

RE: Cooking Chicken Legs on a Gas Grill

I've always boiled mine for 15-20 minutes first. (06/12/2006)

By lkoenig

RE: Cooking Chicken Legs on a Gas Grill

If you have a microwave oven you could sear them on the grill and finish cooking them in the microwave. I do this quite often by mistake! LOL. (06/12/2006)

By johnsonya

RE: Cooking Chicken Legs on a Gas Grill

Use the gas grill to "smoke" them. Only light one burner (left or right), put foil on side of grill you're not using, soak smoking chips (you can buy in grocery store and hardware stores) and place chips on side of grill that is lit. The chicken will cook slowly, inside will not end up raw and skin will crisp. (06/13/2006)

By Val Reynolds

RE: Cooking Chicken Legs on a Gas Grill

Any bone-in chicken that I grill, I boil first so that it is cooked to the bone. My favorite and easiest seasoning is to marinade the chicken (after boiling) in Italian salad dressing. (I marinade a few hours or overnight.) Then grill the chicken--it is so delicious! (06/13/2006)

By glowgirl

RE: Cooking Chicken Legs on a Gas Grill

I grill mine for a while so they get that wonderful flavor, then I put in a casserole dish with some BBQ sauce and place them in the microwave. They come out tender and juice, not to mention done. While the chicken is in the microwave, hubby is grilling everything else, and I'm in the kitchen getting everything else ready. When the rest of the food comes off the grill, all's ready to eat. (06/13/2006)

By susanmajp

RE: Cooking Chicken Legs on a Gas Grill

We don't have a gas grill, but often grill chicken on our charcoal grill. We recently did 2 cornish hens. The secret we have found is to cook them indirect and keep the cover on until they are done, no peeking at all! We cooked the hens for 1 1/2 hours and they were perfect! Moist and cooked all the way through. (06/13/2006)

By Marfette

RE: Cooking Chicken Legs on a Gas Grill

I'm sorry you're having this problem, but the secret to cooking great chicken on a gas or charcoal grill is in controlling the fire temperature. You need to turn the temp down to a low level to begin with and cover so that the chicken is not dry. If your grill isn't equipped with a lid, then you can also cover the entire top with aluminum foil that you can peel away and replace after you turn/check the chicken. You don't turn the fire up to actually brown the chicken to a deeper brown (if this is totally necessary) until the inside is cooked dry of blood. BBQ chicken on the gas grill tends to have a different texture to it as well, since it will more than likely will not naturally sear like on a charcoal grill. It's also not unusual for chicken to take about thirty five - forty five minutes to cook on the grill if done correctly with patience. (06/13/2006)

By NHysHands

RE: Cooking Chicken Legs on a Gas Grill

We microwave chicken before grilling it, but boiling would work too. We have never been able to grill raw chicken and have it cook on the inside before burning it on the outside. (06/13/2006)

By Debbie

RE: Cooking Chicken Legs on a Gas Grill

I always boil mine as a sure way to the chicken being done. If you over boil, they will fall apart. I wouldn't boil mine anymore than 10 minutes after the water starts boiling and NEVER leave the chicken in the boiling water, immediately take them out. (06/13/2006)

By Faith28

RE: Cooking Chicken Legs on a Gas Grill

I cook mine without skin for twenty min and it should work well and I cook it on medium. (06/22/2006)

By Morris

RE: Cooking Chicken Legs on a Gas Grill

I take my chicken breasts and or legs and then place them into the microwave for a total of 4 minutes and 30 seconds. After which I then place them on aluminum foil on the gas grill (very low setting) and then cover then with Olive Oil, Red Wine Vinegar and BBQ Sauce with Honey. I then turn the chicken every 10 minutes for a total of 50 minutes. I then take an orange Bell Pepper cut it up and place the pieces on the chicken for the last 10 minutes. Oh so good! (07/05/2006)

By Kiss The Cook

RE: Cooking Chicken Legs on a Gas Grill

Turn your heat down. Apparently the heat is too high causing the meat to burn on the outside and raw on the inside. Don't boil or microwave as this alters the taste of the chicken. Also, if you are BBQing the chicken, wait till the chicken is done before you sauce it. Sauce one side, turn sauce the other side, let cook on low heat. Repeat these steps a few times and your Bird will be delicious. (01/06/2007)

By John