Chicken Leg Recipes

Chicken drumsticks and thighs are low in cost and high in flavor. Get recipes to make fried chicken, Parmesan chicken, Mediterranean, or other quick and easy options.

Staff Picks

Oven Fried Chicken IV

Rating: 3.84 stars
Always a hit! People will be wanting seconds. Crispy chicken that is made lower in fat, without being soggy. You may remove the skin from the chicken if you like. Serve with Cheese Mashed Potatoes.

Mediterranean Lemon Chicken

Rating: 4.23 stars
This goes nicely with roasted potatoes! Mmm mmm Mediterranean! The recipe uses chicken legs, but works for any chicken parts.

Parsley Butter Seasoned Chicken

Rating: 3.92 stars
Australians love a 'barbie' and I love to find any excuse to cook outside in the summer. This is a yummy barbecue recipe that tastes delicious with a tossed green salad.

Tater Crisp Chicken

Rating: 4.19 stars
This is just like potato fried chicken, but I like to think of it as a little bit healthier!

Spicy Hot Chicken Legs

Rating: 4.2 stars
This is just like spicy chicken wings, only less work. Cooks up nicely in the slow cooker! A quick meal that is super easy and oh so yummy! For crispier chicken, bake in a 400 degrees F oven for the final 30 minutes.

Easy Italian Chicken

Rating: 4.25 stars
Easy, best ever garlic Italian chicken! If desired, serve with plain white rice and a green vegetable such as broccoli or green beans.

Drumsticks with Peach and Honey

Rating: 4.02 stars
My neighbor used to have a restaurant in Indonesia. He was kind enough to share one of his most popular item on the menu with me. My kids who are big fans of peaches, canned or fresh, and drumsticks love this recipe, especially on a hot,summer day. These are good when served hot over rice, or bring to the park for a picnic.

Mediterranean Chicken with Pepperoncini and Kalamatas

Rating: 4.18 stars
A bright flavorful spring or summer dish delicious any time of the year. Serve over couscous or white or brown rice.

Eve's Chicken Quarters

Rating: 4.32 stars
Chicken leg quarters baked with rice in a creamy broccoli mixture. I dislike most convenience food recipes, but I feel that this one's a winner, as it's not only fast but healthy too!

Firecracker Fried Chicken Drumsticks

Rating: 4.38 stars
I found this recipe a while back and had to try it. My husband and I fell in love with it. He has to have it at least twice a week. Sometimes I use boneless, skinless chicken breast in place of the drumsticks--the breasts take less cooking time. Enjoy!

Chicken Long Rice Soup

Rating: 4.52 stars
This Hawaiian-style chicken soup has been a family favorite for many generations. The leftovers are great, and it freezes well. Even my Texas man loves it!

Roasted Greek Chicken

Rating: 4.6 stars
Juicy, flavorful chicken meat with a crispy skin. Tastes wonderful and is super simple to make.

Inspiration and Ideas

Roasted Orange Rosemary Honey Glazed Chicken

Rating: Unrated
"I gave this dish five stars for flavor and presentation. The aroma as it baked was heavenly wafting through the house." – Cynthia LaFourcade

Slow-Cooked Chicken Drumsticks

Rating: Unrated
These delicious drumsticks are made in the oven and when they are done the meat falls right off the bone. 

Instant Pot® Hawaii-Style Shoyu Chicken Drumsticks

Rating: 4.4 stars

Bring the islands home to your family with this very Hawaiian dish. The flavor is authentic and super easy with the Instant Pot®. Serve with rice because the sauce is fantastic over it!