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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Boneless Stuffed Chicken Legs

 
I bought three small chickens with the intention of freezing two of them and roasting the other one for dinner.  Instead I decided to cut them up.  Three whole  breasts with wings attached  packaged separately and a package  with four legs went into the freezer and the two remaining legs were boned and stuffed for tonight's dinner. 


The stuffing was winged, using what I had on hand.  
Sauted onions and garlic, cooked white rice , chestnuts, orange zest, fresh chopped Italian parsley,  salt and pepper. 
And I know this next ingredient is going to sound a little strange, especially since I don't like sweet with my meats -  I added a little bit of Thai Sweet Chili Sauce.  


I wanted something that would add just a touch of sweetness to balance the orange zest  and would help bind everything together.  Perfect. 
The legs were easy to fill, and I used unwaxed dental floss to stitch up the end.   Roasted in a cast iron skillet at 450°F.  


Sides were roasted new potatoes and green beans with tomatoes.

11 comments:

  1. That sounds great! I LUV that sweet chili sauce! How in the world do you debone a chicken leg with enought meat to stuff? lol

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  2. Rachelle, Legs are easy to bone. Just scrape the meat away from the bone, without cutting the skin. Once the meat is pushed down to the bottom of the bone, cut the bone off leaving just the end attached. Stuff and sew the top with floss. Once cooked the floss is easy to pull out.

    Ann.

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  3. MUHTEŞEM...Ellerinize sağlık. Çok güzel ve leziz olmuş ve çok iştah açıcı görünüyor.

    Saygılar.

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  4. I love the chicken legs..And I like that sweet chili sauce :). I'll surely like this one. Thanks for sharing. Keep on posting.

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  5. We love chicken legs and thighs! I had a butcher in Serbia teach me how to debone a leg - all it takes is a little practice.
    Your chicken looks very crunchy, everything is kept together, tight and delicious. Was the sauce Sweet chili and garlic one? I love it!

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  6. Thanks for the info on how to bone the legs because that was my first worry! sound pretty simple and I love sweet chili sauce!
    ~Dianne~

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  7. Yikes, I just can't picture that boning technique. I'm sure I can figure it out when I see it. You've transformed chicken legs into something special.

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  8. Ann, this is BRILLIANT!

    I couldn't picture how to bone a leg so neatly but when you described it, I realized I do chicken drumettes in a very similar way (to make Chicken "Lollipop" appetizers.)

    They look yummy, and I must try to make these very soon. You're such a fabulous teacher. Thank you for sharing!

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  9. Love your blog, thanx for the wonderful share.

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  10. Love your post, thanx for the share.

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  11. Teach me how to debone a leg - all it takes is a little practice. And by they way, your chicken looks very crunchy, everything is kept together, tight and delicious. Was the sauce Sweet chili and garlic one?

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