Chicken legs are always considered to be a fantasy for many people. It is a tasty piece of meat and it is also relatively cheaper when compared to other parts of the chicken body.
This is because it is a small piece and yet it is delicious. Chicken legs can be prepared in a variety of ways. They can be prepared by either frying them directly in a frying pan or grilling them or baking them in an oven. In all of these methods, the question arises as to how long do you cook chicken legs. How long do you cook chicken legs depends upon the kind of method that you employ for your cooking. As mentioned above, chicken can be cooked wither by frying or grilling or baking.
Let us now see the amount of time taken to cook chicken legs in the frying technique.
All we need is chicken legs, pepper, coriander leaves, salt, chili powder and vegetable oil. Take the chicken legs and wash them with salt water in order to remove the harmful external agents such as bacteria and viruses. Once done, the meat is coated with salt, pepper, chili powder and kept as such for some time. Then, take a good non stick frying pan and add some vegetable oil to it. Heat the pan to about 350 degrees F. The, gently drop the pieces of chicken legs one by one and allow them to be fried for about 10 to 14 minutes depending upon the heat that you are applying. Once this is done, take them out and allow them to cool. They must be nice and tender. Check this with the help of a fork and also measure for the appropriate temperature with the help of a meat thermometer. The appropriate temperature must be around 150 degrees F.
The answer for the question as to how long do you cook chicken legs by the frying method is approximately 13 to 15 minutes.
Now, let us see the amount of time taken by the grilling method.
In this, preheat the chicken legs to about 350 degrees F. Add salt, pepper, olive oil to the chicken legs. Coat it with a generous amount of red wine or barbecue sauce for flavor. Now, keep it on the grill and make sure that each side is cooked for around 4 minutes. Cooking it uniformly on both the sides may take about 12 minutes. Then, take it out and allow them to cool and check for the ideal temperature i.e. 155 degrees F. Serve as hot as possible. So, how long do you cook chicken legs by the grilling method is around 12 to 13 minutes.
Last but not the least is the oven method.
The oven method is quite similar to the grilling method. Preheat the oven to about 350 degrees F. season the chicken legs with the same ingredients as mentioned in the above grilling method. Bake it for about 8 to 10 minutes. Take it out and check if it is tender with the help of a fork. If it is quite tender, then it means that it is ready to eat. How long do you cook chicken legs by the oven method is around 10 minutes only.
Thus, the answer to the question as to how long do you cook chicken legs has been slated above.
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