Sunday, February 6, 2011

Leeroy's Chicken

Leeroy Jenkins has always confused me. Here he is, a paladin, in a group that's about to wipe horribly. And he doesn't bubble hearth?! There's no way that he would have wiped with his group when he had basically a free ticket outta there after causing the mayhem that he did.

But then I got to thinkin' about what he says at the end of the wipe. He says "At least I have chicken." That's it! That must be the reason that he died with his group instead heroically hearthing. He had such finger-lickin' good chicken that he had to use both hands to eat it and didn't want to get his keyboard greasy.

Now, I'm not trying to encourage you to cause group wipes just because you have chicken too but I will give you this scrumptious chicken recipe that'll I expect you to eat responsibly. It's a bit of work but a whole lot of goodness worthy of Leeroy's legacy. It's easy on the ol' waistline too but I promise you won't notice a difference in taste. Don't let the pic scare you, I was feeding a crowd but here's a recipe for when it's just me and my love.

Leeroy's Chicken

4 Servings | Prep Time: 8-24hr Cook Time: 50 min | Journeyman

  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 Tbl Mustard (Dijon if you want heat)
  • 2 Tbl Garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbl Hot Sauce (more if desired)
  • 1 Tbl Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tbl Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2-3 lbs of whole Chicken Legs, skin removed, trimmed and cut into thighs & drumsticks
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 2 Tbl Paprika
  • 1 tsp Thyme
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Cooking Spray
Craft: Whisk together milk, mustard, garlic, hot sauce, lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce in a shallow dish. Add chicken and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate 8-24 hours.

Preheat oven to 425°. Line a baking sheet with foil and place a wire rack on top. (Make sure the wire rack is not the kind with a plastic coating that will melt in the oven.) Coat the rack with cooking spray. In a shallow bowl, mix together flour, paprika, thyme, baking powder, salt and pepper. Pick up on piece of chicken and coat it once more in the marinade, transfer to flour mixture and turn to coat. Place on the wire rack and spray with cooking spray, turn and spray again. Repeat for all chicken pieces. Bake until golden brown and crispy, about 40 to 50 minutes.

Strategies: Before the chicken goes in the oven they will look very gooey, that's fine! The cooking spray will make them crisp up nicely. If you want more heat for the recipe, feel free to add your own hot spices to the marinade and a tablespoon of Chili Powder to the flour mixture.

LFM:  Mashed potatoes and green beans/corn or a spinach salad and chili beans.

  • Chicken Legs $3.00
  • Hot Sauce $2.00
  • Worcestershire Sauce $1.50
  • Flour $2.00
  • Cooking Spray $1.00
Total Cost: $9.50
Cost Per Serving: $2.38

Category: Hardcore, LFG, Critical Hits

*This meal contains staple items such as spices that you may or may not have in your pantry so your cost may vary.

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