HOME > Chowhound > Home Cooking >
Brewing beer, curing meat, or making cheese? Share your food adventure
TELL US

help cooking these chicken legs

c
cookin Sep 16, 2010 11:15 AM

i marinated them in italian dressing over night. i can only use the george foreman or the oven. how can i cook them so they are really good and not slimy. would it work if i rolled them in flour and baked them?

  1. w
    weezycom Sep 16, 2010 08:19 PM

    pull them out of the marinade, pat dry with paper towels, dredge well in seasoned flour and let sit for about 10 minutes before sticking in a hot oven on a rack over a roasting pan. Since they marinated overnight, they'll probably cook a bit quicker than normal, so if they normally take about 40-45 minutes, start checking at 30 minutes.

    1. k
      katecm Sep 17, 2010 10:13 AM

      Gosh, I wouldn't add flour at all. If you cook them through and then crank the oven up to crisp the skin, they'll be delicious as is. Don't worry about over-cooking, because they have enough fat that you want it to render so you have juicy meat and crisp skin.

      1. m
        mrsgreer Sep 17, 2010 10:30 AM

        I wouldn't put in flour either. I have GF also, if they are not boneless, I would use oven at 350-375.

        1. greygarious Sep 17, 2010 10:59 AM

          I would bake them on a rack at 300-325 until the interior is almost done, then broil to crisp the skin, or remove, turn oven up to 450 and bake, turning once.

          1. s
            sparkareno Sep 17, 2010 11:49 AM

            If you want to coat them in something I would go for bread crumbs/panko mixed with parmesan cheese......would be good with the marinade already on there. Then bake.

            1. AmandaCA Sep 17, 2010 06:51 PM

              I bake skin-on bone-in chicken legs all the time as they are so cheap for me. I just liberally season them with salt and pepper then pop them on a baking pan covered in foil. I preheat the oven to 450 and bake them for 45-50 minutes. They come out perfect and with crisp skin. No flour needed.

              1. dcrf Sep 17, 2010 07:43 PM

                I would cook in a preheated pan cast iron or baking sheet.425 deg 35-40 min use your meat thermometer.

                1. k
                  kpaxonite Sep 17, 2010 07:47 PM

                  I suggest you never marinade them in italian dressing again........

                  1. j
                    jameshig Sep 17, 2010 07:54 PM

                    Ha, I second that!!!

                    1. dcrf Sep 17, 2010 07:56 PM

                      Buttermilk/chipotle.

                      Show Hidden Posts