Sexy Legs – Glazed Honey/Sriracha Chicken Legs

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Yesterday I was at the supermarket at 4.00 pm considering what to buy to prepare dinner when I realized I did not feel like cooking dinner but just have a sandwich or fried chicken from the take-out counter.
As I was standing in line for the chicken, it dawned to me what a fool I was, to consider that sorry-looking fried chicken in front of me for dinner. It obviously had been sitting there for hours, greasy, tasteless and with dried-out meat under the too-thick breading, costing $10.00 bucks for a small cardboard box of legs and breast.
After I came to my senses, I went to the frozen chicken section of the store and bought a pack of 5 ea large, plumb legs for $ 8.00. Waiting at the checkout I felt better already, trying to decide how to prepare the legs and deciding on the most simple but tasty preparation, “Glazed Honey/Sriracha Chicken Legs”.
I still did not feel like getting a big production going, so I decided to omit any side dish and just make do with the chicken by itself.
When I got home I put the legs in running cold water and went for a walk in the rain with Bella. Upon return, I made a few cuts to the legs,  all the way down to the bone, island style :-).
Then I mixed half a cup sriracha with half a cup of honey, added soy sauce, kosher salt and granulated garlic and brushed that seasoning generously all over the legs and into the cut crevices. Onto a buttered alu-foil they went and into an 385F oven for 50 minutes.
(The cooking time depends on the size of the legs, make sure they are cooked all the way through to the bone on the thickest part and on the joint’s) !
No side dishes diminished my enjoyment of those chicken legs. Four legs for me, one for Bella – just the right size portion for the both of us.
And renewed proof that a fresh-cooked meal is always worth the extra few minutes it takes to prepare it 🙂
Actual prep time – less than 5 minutes. Cooking  time – about 50 minutes. Total time – approximately 1 hour !
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Bon Appetit !   Life is Good !
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Sexy Legs - Glazed Honey/Sriracha Chicken Legs

Sexy Legs – Glazed Honey/Sriracha Chicken Legs

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soy sauce, sriracha, honey, granulated garlic, kosher salt

soy sauce, sriracha, honey, granulated garlic, kosher salt

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score the legs to the bone

score the legs to the bone

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rub with the seasoning

rub with the seasoning

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place on buttered rack, covered with alu-foil, bake at 385F for 50 minutes or until done

place on buttered rack, covered with alu-foil, bake at 385F for 50 minutes or until done

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Sexy Legs - Glazed Honey/Sriracha Chicken Legs

Sexy Legs – Glazed Honey/Sriracha Chicken Legs

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Sexy Legs - Glazed Honey/Sriracha Chicken Legs

Sexy Legs – Glazed Honey/Sriracha Chicken Legs

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  1. Hi Hans, Been enjoying your site. Retirement seems like it is agreeing with you. We had some contact before. I recently just finished a novella: Zeus’s 10Th Daughter–this 10th Daughter being cuisine.  I like to think it was inspired by Joyce’s A Portrait, Kitchen Confidential,  and the literary great humor of Gunter Grass–who I once did a tasting menu for him.   I am getting ready to take the final steps to publication. Would you be willing to have a look at it because it is a very fictional chef and how he goes through the ranks and became a chef like we all did. The novella has a little dark humor to it but I think you will enjoy it.  Please let me know and I will email you a copy and get your final opinion as a chef to another. Best Regards, Tony    Chef Tony Baran Please see my new culinary art history: A Brief Culinary Art History of The Western Chef Avante-Guarde Through The 20th Century by Tony Baran.Available on Amazon , http://www.bookfinder4u.com,/ all internet book sites and selected book store. 

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