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How to Grill Boneless Skin on Chicken Legs

Bell and Evans Executive Chef Fred Sechrest Bell and Evans’ Executive Chef, Fred Sechrest

According to Epicurious, our Boneless, Skin-on Whole Leg, the elusive, “nearly impossible to track down” cut, is the tastiest, juiciest, and hardest to overcook. It’s the perfect cut of meat for people like myself that prefer the dark meat.

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With the versatility to grill, saute, oven bake or bread and pan fry makes the creativity of this cut almost endless, with the skin keeping the meat nicely intact and ensuring a juicy flavorful gastronomic experience.

For years, fine dining chefs have featured this cut in restaurants. Scott realized that if fine dining chefs were clamoring for this cut of meat, home chefs and foodies would want it too.

The most Unique Cut of Chicken

And now you can use it to create gourmet meals at home without having the mess of having to cut the bone out.  It’s cost effective too, because you aren’t paying for bones that you won’t eat.  But how to use this unique cut of meat?

Grilled Lemon Ginger Boneless, Skin-on Chicken Legs

For Grilling Season, you can brush it with your favorite marinade, then grill with your favorite vegetable.  Or you can follow our recipe for this delicious Grilled Lemon Ginger Chicken with Mango Mustard Glaze.

Your Unique Spin

Or before Grilling, you could stuff it with a number of options like Feta and Spinach, sausage, apple and Brie cheese.  The possibilities are endless.

Grilled Lemon Ginger Boneless Skin-on Legs

Grilled Lemon Ginger Boneless Skin-on Legs

We’d love to hear from you… what is your perfect stuffing for this unique cut of chicken?


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  1. Alan W. says:

    I don’t want to grill my Bell & Evans boneless skin on chicken legs. I would like to oven roast them instead, do you have any comments that my help me ?

    1. Hi Alan, because this is a skin-on product, we suggest that you pan sear the product skin-side down before you oven roast. It will ensure the skin maintains a good level of crispiness while you oven roast it. Here are 2 recipes using Skin-on cuts that explain how to do it.
      Cranberry Stuffed Skin-On Chicken Breast and
      Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken Legs

  2. Jill G. says:

    I’m a Whole Foods shopper and they informed me they no longer carry the skin on boneless chicken. Where can I get it. Can I order it directly from you.?

    1. Hi Jill, some Whole Foods stores replaced the boneless skin-on legs with the Lollipop Drumsticks. You can pick up a pack of whole legs and take it to the butcher in the store and they can very quickly debone the legs for you. Have you tried the Drumstick Lollipops? They’re delicious too!

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