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The Instacart guide to chicken leg products

About chicken legs

A chicken leg includes the lower leg, also called the drumstick, and the thigh. They're usually sold still attached with bones and skin, and people sometimes call them chicken leg quarters because one contains about a quarter of the meat of a whole chicken. Skinless, boneless chicken legs are available through Instacart, as well!

Chicken legs contain dark meat, meaning they have more blood vessels and fat content than white meat like chicken breasts. This makes chicken legs tender, juicy, and flavorful. They taste great fried or with a sauce, spice rub, or marinade, and you can serve them with many different side dishes.

You can buy fresh, precooked, or frozen chicken legs via Instacart! You can also choose a whole chicken or several drumsticks. You can find frozen dinners with deboned chicken legs cut into pieces and mixed with rice, vegetables, or pasta.

Raw chicken legs have white or off-white skin, and the meat should look pink and feel cold and firm. Chicken legs should be clean and odor-free, and there should be no excess liquid at the bottom of the container.

You should avoid any meat that looks discolored or has visible blemishes. You can keep raw chicken legs in your refrigerator for a few days, but you should use or freeze them as soon as possible for the best flavor. Look for fresh chicken legs with a sell-by date as far in the future as possible. When defrosting frozen chicken, put it in a bowl or on a plate to catch any extra moisture.

With side items, one chicken leg is enough to serve one or two people. Many people prefer grass-fed, organic chicken with no added antibiotics because it has more nutrients and fewer additives.

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Buy your favorite chicken leg online with Instacart. Order chicken leg from local and national retailers near you and enjoy on-demand, contactless delivery or pickup within 2 hours.

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FAQs About Chicken Leg

Chicken legs are high in protein and low in carbohydrates and calories. They have more fat than chicken breasts, but they don't have many more calories. The extra fat makes them more satisfying and keeps you from adding lots of additional salt or oil.

Chicken legs are ideal for people on high-protein diets, and they contain iron, zinc, calcium, copper, phosphorous, vitamin B6, niacin, vitamin B12, selenium, riboflavin, potassium, and thiamine. As part of a healthy diet, chicken legs can help improve the functioning of your immune system. They can help make your skin, hair, and blood vessels healthier and help you maintain your muscle mass while trying to lose weight.

Free-range chickens can go outside for at least part of every day. Some of them are allowed to roam in large fields, and these birds often contain more nutrients than the ones raised exclusively in barns or warehouses.

You can serve chicken legs with various side items, including rice, sweet potato casserole, mashed cauliflower, green beans, and roasted broccoli or carrots. Chicken legs also pair well with onions, celery, green onions, oregano, garlic, lemon juice, basil, thyme, pepper, or chili powder.

With the advanced, convenient Instacart app, you can place your next order for chicken legs from anywhere through your smartphone or computer in just a few minutes. Then, a professional Instacart shopper can bring your order to your home or workplace in as little as 2 hours! You can also pick it up curbside at a nearby store.
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