Oven-Fried Chicken Legs

Oven-Fried Chicken Legs
Photo by Erin Kunkel


  • 2 to 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1⁄2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1-1⁄2 cups dried homemade breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1⁄2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • + 5 more ingredients
    • 6 whole chicken legs (2-1⁄2 to 3 lb. total)
    • 1⁄2 cup vegetable, canola, corn, or safflower oil
    • Freshly squeezed lime juice, to taste
    • 1⁄4 tsp. dried thyme
    • Kosher salt

Add the yolk and mustard to a small bowl. Combine the olive oil and vegetable oil in a liquid measuring cup. Add 1 Tbs. of the combined oils to the yolk and mustard and whisk together until an emulsion is formed. Drop by drop, add the remaining oil to the emulsion, whisking constantly. Continue t...

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