Sunday, June 5, 2011

Hot Legs

We really like buffalo wings over here, I only like the little drumette pieces though.  I like 'em naked (not breaded), hot, and extra crispy.  That naked and hot part sounds kind of kinky, huh? We've taken to making buffalo chicken legs, legs are so cheap and they are so much meatier than wings.

Hot Legs
1 bottle of Frank's Red Hot (the original, not the wing sauce)
1/4 c vinegar
cayenne pepper to taste

Pour half the bottle of Frank's, the vinegar and  cayenne pepper in a large Ziploc bag.  Add the chicken legs and marinate for at least a couple of hours.  I usually do overnight, the longer the better. 

Line a baking sheet with foil and lay the chicken legs out without them touching.  Bake at 450 for approximately 40 minutes or until meat easily separates from the bone, use tongs to flip legs occasionally.
Broil chicken legs briefly until skin browns and crisps slightly.

While legs are cooking, melt half stick of butter and add the other half the bottle of hot sauce.  When the  legs come out of the oven put them into this yummy hot sauce and butter bath.  Serve with celery and blue cheese dressing. 
Next time you are craving wings, skip the sports bar and get yourself in the kitchen.  These are so easy and so much better.

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