Stuffed Chicken Legs | Way easier than it looks

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This is absolutely delicious twisted recipe of roasted chicken legs. My grandma used to make stuffed whole chicken and this is a small version of it. Maybe one day I will show you how to debone whole chicken and stuff it.
You can do all the prep work up to 3 days ahead and keep it refrigerated. You can even freeze it up to 3 months, if you wish. It is very juicy, flavorful and you can have it cold, sliced on the bread as a sandwich! How cool is that?!? Let’s get started!

Stuffed Chicken Legs | Way easer than it looks

Recipe by ZivileCourse: Main


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  • 6 Chicken legs or quarters

  • 1 tbsp. Garlic Powder

  • 1 tbsp. Lemon Pepper

  • 1 tbsp. Whole Fennel Seeds (don’t skip this part)

  • 1 tbsp. Dried Basil

  • 1 tbsp. Dried Oregano

  • 1 tbsp. Mild Chili Flakes, I use Gochugaru

  • 3 Medium Size Carrots

  • 1/2 Medium size Onion

  • 6 Cloves of Garlic

  • Handful of Chopped Flat Leave Parsley

  • Black Pepper to taste

  • 1 Egg

  • 1 1/2 tsp. Sea Salt

  • 6 tbsp. Honey

  • 2 tbsp. Caraway Seeds

Let’s make it

  • Remove the skin from the meat and pull towards the knuckle. Use a knife and the kitchen hammer also known as a meat tenderizer to break the bone. It breaks very easily. Save the skins.
  • Remove the meat from the bone and cut the meat in smaller pieces for
    a meat grinder. Save the bones for chicken broth. Here is my recipe how to make it.
  • Grind the meat with carrots, onion and garlic.
  • Add spices, egg and parsley and mix well.
  • Stuff the skins tightly. No worries, nothing will run out or explode. Don’t
    need to secure with toothpicks or anything else.
  • Place stuffed chicken legs on the baking sheet and pat dry with paper towels very well. That way you will get crispy skin.
  • Drizzle some olive oil, sprinkle some lemon pepper and the secret of the gorgeous caramelized skin – honey.
  • Sprinkle generous amount of caraway seeds and roast in to 350 F
    preheated oven for 45-55 min.
  • Enjoy!

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