Mock Chicken Legs


These mock chicken legs are made with veal and pork, spiced perfectly, then browned and simmered.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins


  • 1 pound ground veal

  • ¼ pound ground pork

  • ¼ cup crushed pineapple, well drained

  • 1 tablespoon chopped green bell pepper

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon paprika

  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, or as needed


  1. Mix veal, pork, pineapple, bell pepper, salt, and paprika together in a bowl until well combined. Form a portion of the mixture around a short wooden skewer into the shape of a chicken leg. Repeat with remaining meat.

  2. Pour bread crumbs into a shallow bowl. Whisk eggs and water together in another shallow bowl.

  3. Roll skewers in bread crumbs, then dip into egg mixture. Roll again in bread crumbs to coat. Place breaded skewers, unstacked, onto a plate and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  4. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add skewers and cook until browned on all sides, about 10 minutes. Add a little water and reduce the heat to low. Cover the skillet tightly and cook until skewers are cooked through, about 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

345 Calories
14g Fat
22g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 345
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 192mg 64%
Sodium 899mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 3mg 17%
Calcium 83mg 6%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 446mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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