Asian Chicken Legs

Back in my college days, chicken wings were a dietary staple for my friends and I. You could buy a big family pack of wings for a few bucks and eat well for days. Of course that was before wings became trendy and every restaurant in the country started selling them. It was also before I started Weight Watchers and realized that 3 wings are almost a third of my daily points allowance. Bye bye wings.

Around Nashville, wing pieces are in the $3.00 to $3.50 per pound range, which I think is crazy for what you’re getting.  I refuse to pay that much so chicken legs are the new wings at my house. I can substitute legs for any wing recipe for less than half the cost.  Chicken legs are around a $1.30/lb at regular price. If you can catch a sale, you could get them for close to $1.00 per pound and stock up.

Next time you throw a party or go tailgating, this about this:

  • Chicken legs are low in fat.
  • They have more meat than wings.
  • They’re kid friendly.
  • They taste great.
  • Easy to eat – less messy

This marinade for this recipe is sweet, salty, and spicy. You can substitute siracha for the pepper flakes. Make sure to dry the legs well before baking so the marinade won’t burn.

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