This recipe is a guest blog post from the wonderful food blogger, Heidi Larsen, of Foodie Crush. My husband’s always been a leg man. Wait. Did I say that? I mean, he’s always been a CHICKEN leg man. Of all the parts of the chicken that make their way to the hot grates of the […]
This recipe is a guest blog post from the wonderful food blogger, Heidi Larsen, of Foodie Crush.
My husband’s always been a leg man. Wait. Did I say that? I mean, he’s always been a CHICKEN leg man.
Of all the parts of the chicken that make their way to the hot grates of the grill, the humble chicken leg is often the piece(s) that are too often neglected.
Chicken legs are readily consumed straight out of that Colonel guy’s bucket after being fried, and when baked, they too often have to share duty with the rest of the bird. So why not give these leggy poultry parts their due, to be celebrated in the way they deserve as a grilled chicken leg? Let’s let the leg be the star of the show and serve these Lollipop Chicken Legs hot off the grill and straight into a delicious Asian dipping sauce.
Food and football. They go hand in hand. They’re both national past times and meant to be enjoyed together. In fact, I think they should rename the sport foodball, but that’s another story for another time.
During football season, my husband’s weekend highlight is watching his favorite San Francisco 49ers. If he has a few guys over to rub in the wins (he hopes) all the better. And nothing tastes better than savoring a win and some good eats.
One of the appetizers we love to surprise our friends with are chicken legs cooked on the grill. Most guys crave chicken wings for a game day bite, but my husband discovered years ago that you can get a lot more flavor, and a lot more meat, when you use the whole leg instead.
The legs get a special treatment too. They’re trimmed, skinned and have all of the meat pushed into a pretty little package at the end of the bone. That’s why they’re called lollipops. And of course, because they’re finger licking good.
The look a little fancy even, but don’t let the guys know they’re eating what could be considered high brow eats. We want them to be leg men too.
makes 10 legs