Drumsticks and thighs may be the best cuts of chicken. Make chicken leg recipes for succulent braises, tender fried chicken, or juicy barbecue.

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Overhead closeup of a spoon holding up a bite of homemade chickarina soup directly above the bowl.
Homemade Chickarina Soup Recipe
Grilled chicken and pork paella in a paella pan
Grilled Chicken and Pork Paella Recipe
Chicken Cacciatore With Mushrooms, Tomato, and Onion Recipe
Maqlubeh plated on a white dish with a bowl of sauce and a small salad next to it
Maqlubeh (Palestinian "Upside Down" Meat, Vegetables, and Rice)
Close up image of lowcounty stew chicken over rice
Lowcountry Stew Chicken
Chicken yassa on a bed of white rice.
Chicken Yassa (Senegalese Braised Chicken With Caramelized Onions)
A bowl of green pozole verde topped with avocado and radish.
One-Pot Pozole Verde de Pollo (Green Mexican Hominy and Chicken Soup)
Individual Double-Crusted Chicken Pot Pies Recipe
Einat Admony's Chicken Soup With Gondi (Iranian Chicken and Chickpea Dumplings) Recipe
Quick and easy pressure-cooker chicken and black bean stew, served in a white bowl with a dollop of sour cream and a lime half.
Quick and Easy Pressure Cooker Chicken and Black Bean Stew Recipe
Chicken and Leek Pie Recipe
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Kerala-Style Chicken (Nadan Khozi Curry) Recipe
The Best Chicken Paprikash Recipe
Indian Fried Chicken Marinated in Green Spices Recipe
Illustration of two people smelling a pot of pozole verde
The Food Lab Junior: Kid-Friendly Pozole Verde Recipe
Crispy Braised Chicken With White Beans and Chile Verde Recipe
Easy 4-Ingredient Chicken Paprikash Recipe
Cider-braised chicken with apples, bacon, and sage plated with mashed potatoes
Cider-Braised Chicken With Apples, Bacon, and Sage Recipe
Easy Skillet Braised Chicken with Peppers and Paprika Recipe
Chicken Mole Recipe
Planked Chicken Quarters With Lemon and Herb Recipe
Chiang Mai Chicken
Chicken Ghee Roast Recipe
One-Pot Wonders: Chicken Bouillabaisse
Chicken with Tomatillo and Red Chile Sauce Recipe
The Long and Short Paths to Chicken Paprikash | The Food Lab
British Bites: Chicken and Leek Pie
Easy Skillet Braised Chicken With Peppers and Paprika
Chicken Dinners: Skillet Chicken Rice-A-Roni with Green Beans
Persian Gondi
Behind the Scenes: Making Persian-Style Matzo Balls at Balaboosta
French in a Flash: Grilled Coq au Vin
a bowl of Indian Village Chicken Curry
Gavthi (Indian Village) Chicken Curry
The three cup chicken in a white ceramic bowl.
Taiwanese Three Cup Chicken (San Bei Ji) Recipe
White bowl of pho ga on red placemat with chopsticks and a spoon on the bowl and garnishes on the side.
30-Minute Pressure Cooker Pho Ga (Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup) Recipe
Overhead c lose-up of pressure cooker chicken and chickpea masala, sprinkled with cilantro.
Easy Pressure Cooker Chicken and Chickpea Masala Recipe
a plate of copycat Pollo Campero fried chicken
Homemade Pollo Campero (Central American–Style Fried Chicken) Recipe
Chicken Massaman Curry (Kaeng Matsaman Kai) Recipe
Chichi's Chinese: Steamed Chicken and Shiitake
One-Pot Wonders: Lemon Chicken and Rice With Kale
Bowl of black bean soup with large pieces of meat, avocados, and jalapenos on top.
Black Bean Soup With Chorizo and Braised Chicken | The Food Lab
Platter of fried chicken pieces flanked by yellow drinks on a marble countertop
13 Chicken Drumstick Recipes to Celebrate a Versatile, Inexpensive Cut of Meat
A pile of homemade chicken nuggets with a bowl of sweet 'n' sour sauce
Homemade Chicken Nuggets With Sweet 'n' Sour Sauce Recipe
A bowl of butter chicken with a small bowl of steamed white rice next to it.
Butter Chicken Recipe
Sheet Pan chicken fajitas with a stack of tortillas nearby.
Sheet-Pan Chicken Fajitas Recipe
A kimchi-brined fried chicken sandwich with cabbage, pickles, and sauce on a dark plate.
Kimchi-Brined Fried Chicken Sandwich Recipe
Better Pressure Cooker Butter Chicken Recipe
Bowl of Cajun gumbo with chicken, okra, and andouille sausage. Served with rice.
Cajun Gumbo With Chicken and Andouille Sausage Recipe
pancit bihon
Pancit Bihon (Filipino Rice Noodles)
grilled tamarind chicken thighs
Grilled Tamarind Chicken Thighs
Gaeng Om Gai (Isan-Style Herbal Curry with Chicken and Dill)
Gaeng Om Gai (Isan-Style Herbal Curry with Chicken and Dill)
Gaeng Khiao Waan Gai (Thai Green Curry with Chicken) in a large serving bowl
Gaeng Khiao Waan Gai (Thai Green Curry with Chicken)
Halal cart-style chicken and rice
Serious Eats' Halal Cart-Style Chicken and Rice With White Sauce 
Oyakodon, in a white ceramic bowl alongside wooden chopsticks, a small ceramic bowl holding togarashi seasoning, and an additional bowl of oyakodon off to the left side.
Oyakodon (Japanese Chicken and Egg Rice Bowl) Recipe
French cassoulet served out of a Dutch oven and onto a plate.
Traditional French Cassoulet
Sheet-Pan Chicken Thighs With Potatoes, Fennel, and Mustard-Beer Sauce Recipe
A wooden platter topped with browned chicken thighs, lime wedges, and cilantro, with cucumber salad on the side.
Vietnamese-Style Baked Chicken Recipe
Buldak, Korean fire chicken served in a cast-iron skillet
Korean-Style Fire Chicken (Buldak) With Cheese Recipe
Chicken-Fried Chicken With Cream Gravy Recipe