Boiling chicken legs is a simple way to prepare them for shredding and can also be done before frying or broiling chicken legs to shorten the active cooking time. This simple preparation guarantees the chicken legs will be evenly cooked and allows you to step away from the stove for a few minutes so you can prepare the rest of your meal.
Chicken Boil Basics
Large chicken legs should be boiled for 35 to 40 minutes before checking if they're cooked through. Chicken legs vary in size greatly and you should always base chicken's doneness on checking either the internal temperature of a leg using a kitchen thermometer or ensuring that its juices run clear. Chicken will register at 165 degrees Fahrenheit at the thickest point when cooked. Avoid touching the bone with the thermometer's probe to get an accurate reading.
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