Make the most of the humble chicken leg with our flavour-packed salads, roasts and mains. Check out our best ever healthy chicken recipes for even more nutritious meals, or make the most of the whole bird with our chicken thigh recipes and chicken breast recipes.
Easy chicken leg recipes
Packed with plenty of nutritious veg and aromatic spices, this hearty French chicken dish will warm you up on a chilly day.
Yassa is one of Senegal’s favourite dishes, and one of the crowdpleasers at Little Baobab, a pop-up London restaurant that celebrates Senegalese food and music. This warming dish is delicious served with rice, couscous or vermicelli.
Flavour chicken thighs with sweet smoked paprika and honey, then roast until sweet and sticky alongside new potatoes, red peppers and green olives.
Tender whole chicken thighs flavoured with turmeric, curry paste, lemon and mild chilli powder, served alongside a simple minty yogurt dip and zingy side salad.
Make a batch of this comforting, freezer-friendly chicken dish. If you’re feeling fruity, fry cored apple wedges in a knob of butter until golden, then stir through before reheating.
Use the remains of a roast chicken to create this creamy pie, perfect on a chilly day. Don’t let anything go to waste and create a filling family dish, all in one go.
Chicken and chorizo are a match made in heaven. Add chickpeas, white wine, lemon and piquillo peppers to make a real crowd-pleasing feast.