Chicken Legs

By josephine5213 Latest Reply 2010-05-23 02:28:49 -0500
Started 2010-05-13 23:27:48 -0500

I just bought Chicken Legs and I need some advice to cook them I sometimes put them with vegis or put them inthe oven but that got boaring. I need a diffrent way to do these legs I don't wont to fry them to much greese. Thank you

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Janet Webster
Janet Webster 2010-05-23 02:28:49 -0500 Report

I just smoked drumsticks and thieghs on the charcoal grill out back today, boy they were delicious, I smoked them for about two hours, cooked them real slow and lightly brushed bar b q sauce on them. I fixed a nice cut up salad with them and a fruit salad for desert. Everyone loved them. Cooking on the grill is a real nice change from cassarole or oven baked chicken, try it sometime josephine5213 I am sure you will be pleased.

GabbyPA 2010-05-14 14:09:26 -0500 Report

We have a great recipe section here that offers lots of suggestions for cooking your meals. Most are carb friendly. I have tried a lot of them and have kept several in my cookbook. There is one here called "Saucy Chicken" that is great, and the sauce you make with it can be later turned into a spaghetti sauce better than anything you get out of a jar.
I found it in a regular cook book and fixed it up to be friendly for us.

RAYT721 2010-05-14 11:01:16 -0500 Report

Chicken is a versatile meat so if you find a recipe that uses breasts or thighs or whatever, you can substitute legs. The same is true for turkey and other poultry. What's important to making what you like. If you simply cook the meat you can freeze it for simple entrees like chicken quesadillas or chicken pizzas which can be made with low carb tortillas. Consider making a great big vat of chicken soup (brown rice or quinoa) with lots of veggies because that will freeze well for those, "what can I make?" kind of days. You can bake or broil the legs or you can just boil them because once cooked you've got lots of options. The internet is full of awesome recipe websites and I'll be happy to direct you to some of them if you want to message me. If all else fails I will be happy to come to dinner. :)

ccritch 2010-05-14 09:17:41 -0500 Report

Hi and Welcome to Diabetic Connect.

For starters, I like to cut the meat off the bone before cooking, wet with water and season with seasoning I add a little but not much of italian bread crumb, then I sautee with butter, garlic, onions. Then I add boiled carrots, boiled brocoli and a handful of shredded cheese. With a slice of toasted bread with garlic butter. Spring salad with dried cranberries, almonds and a little parmesean italian dressing.


ONeil 2010-05-14 06:49:25 -0500 Report

what I do some times is I will boil the Chicken for about 1/2 to 1 hour or till the meat is almost off the bone,then I would add a few bouon cud for more flavor, after you take the chicken of the bone and put back in the pan, or leave hole what ever you like. then if you wish you can add your veggie that you like, but cook the veggies a little be for adding the biskqute,while that is cooking, I would do up some biskqute, then I would use a big spoon and drop mix over the chicken for 10 mines cover then uncover for 10 mines you will then have chicken & dompling and very thing in one pot , meat, veggies, in you like you can add potatos do so, you will have one dish with everything in it as a full corse meal. you can try that, I have and my family like it very well. when you do let me know if you like it.

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