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Chicken Leg Recipes - Frugal Drumstick Dinners

Now for chicken leg recipes that are frugal in nature and simple. This page will cover cooking chicken legs. Hopefully you will find a chicken drumstick recipe that your family will love.

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In case you didn't realize, legs and drumsticks are synonymous with each other, so please forgive me if I switch back and forth.

Chicken Leg Recipes #1: Lemon Pepper Chicken Drumsticks

What You Need
  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • One stick of butter
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice
  • One tablespoon of lemon pepper salt
  • One tablespoon of lemon pepper seasoning
What to Do

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat
  3. Add the lemon juice and the lemon pepper seasonings and stir
  4. Turn off the heat
  5. Coat the drumsticks in the mixture and place chicken in a baking pan.
  6. Pour any additional sauce over the chicken then cook for 30-45 minutes until chicken juices run clear
  7. Enjoy!


Chicken Leg Recipes #2: Chicken Drumsticks with a Honey-Soy Glaze

This next chicken drumstick recipe is awesome because it makes cooking chicken legs soooo simple. All you need for this recipe is:
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 12 drumsticks
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Simple enough, right?

To prepare this chicken drumstick recipe:
  1. Preheat your oven to 475 degrees
  2. Line a shallow roasting pan with aluminum foil
  3. In a bowl, combine the honey, soy sauce, and water.
  4. Toss your chicken in the bowl to coat it with this sticky glaze
  5. Season it to taste with salt and pepper. You know how you like it!
  6. Pour the entire shebang, sauce and all into your lined roasting pan
  7. Bake the chicken for 30 to 40 minutes, going bake to baste it with the sauce every 10 minutes or so until it is well browned and cooked through.
  8. Serve and enjoy! You can even drizzle some more sauce on top of the chicken once it’s been served.


Chicken Leg Recipes #3: Apple Sesame Baked Drumsticks

This next chicken drumstick recipe is sure to please your family’s tastebuds. And, even better, it’s simple to throw together.

To create this dish you will need:
  • 12 chicken drumsticks
  • 2 tablespoon of honey
  • 1/4 cup of apple juice
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • Sesame seeds
Now that you have all of the ingredients ready, you will need to:
  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees
  2. Rinse the drumsticks and pat them dry
  3. Place the drumsticks in a roasting pan
  4. In a bowl combine the honey, apple juice, garlic powder, cumin, and Worcestershire sauce and mix until smooth
  5. Brush the sauce over the drumsticks, flip them and brush the other side
  6. Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  7. Flip them over, brush with some more sauce and then put back in oven for another 15 minutes
  8. Brush the drumsticks with sauce a third time and then continue cooking for 15 minutes. Bake until cooked through
  9. Remove the drumsticks from the oven and sprinkle them with sesame seeds. Enjoy!

Chicken Leg Recipes #4: Portuguese Style Drumsticks

This last chicken drumstick recipe is inspired by Portuguese cooking and requires a marinade, so prepare it the day before. To create this dish you will need:
  • 8 drumsticks
  • 1/2 cup of lime or lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons of minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano
Now that you have all of your ingredients, you need to:
  1. Combine the lemon/lime juice, olive oil, minced garlic, salt, paprika, and oregano.
  2. Place drumsticks in a container (Tupperware will do) and pour the marinade over the chicken. With a lid on, place the chicken in the refrigerator and marinate overnight.
  3. Preheat your oven to 390 degrees and roast the chicken for one hour, basting throughout.
  4. Bake until cooked through. Enjoy!

I hope you have found cooking chicken legs to be simple and frugal.

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