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spicy chicken legs

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Teresa Jacobson
New Orleans, LA

For health reasons, my husband had to become a vegetarian earlier this year. However, it's hard to be an herbivore when you are most DEFINITELY a carnivore! So he is allowed to have meat no more than once per week (if his doctor gives him the green light.)This is one of his FAVORITE requests. I usually buy a package of 15-18 legs and bake them all at once. My two teenagers love to eat the leftovers (if there are any!) They taste like fried chicken with a much healthier approach!

(3 ratings)
yield 15 pcs
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For spicy chicken legs

  • 15-18
    chicken legs, skinned
  • 1/4 c
    plain low-fat yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp
    hot sauce
  • 2 c
    instant mashed potato flakes
  • 3/4 c
    grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp
    dried parsley flakes
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 3/4 tsp
    garlic salt
  • 3/4 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground black pepper

How To Make spicy chicken legs

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 2 shallow cookie sheets (jelly roll pans) with aluminum foil. Coat foil with nonstick spray.
  • 2
    Rinse chicken legs and pat dry with paper towels. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!
  • 3
    Dip chicken leg into first the yogurt sauce (you want the leg coated but not layered in yogurt sauce) then into the potato flakes mixture. Place on prepared pans. **Do not crowd the legs or they will take FOREVER to cook and they won't be crispy!
  • 4
    Bake in preheated oven for about 50-60 minutes or until golden,crispy, and the juices run clear.
  • 5
    Nutritional Info=== 128 calories per leg 4.2g fat (1.6g saturated) 45mg cholesterol 174mg sodium 6.3g carbs (0.7g dietary fiber 0.7g sugars) 15.5g protein