That’s right folks, you heard it here first. This is a Bacon Wrapped Teriyaki Chicken Legs recipe and it can be baked or grilled to perfection. I put this together in a way that is absolutely fool proof so, it’s easy and delicious. You can make it from scratch, using my Teriyaki Sauce recipe or you can pick up the bottled marinade that I’m going to recommend down below. Either way, you’re going to love this recipe.
One thing I’d like to talk about in this post is the cost of chicken legs. They are ridiculously inexpensive. I purchased the 5 pounds that you see in these pics and video tutorial for just $6.49 and even that, for me, was more expensive than the usual price. Most of the time I can get the same amount of legs for less than $1 per pound, where I shop. That’s 4 Legs for a dollar. It’s the insanely priced chicken wings that have driven the legs price down and I’m thankful for it because the cost of wings are practically $1 each, these days. The first person to open a drumsticks restaurant that offers amazing wing sauce recipes is going to bank!
Teriyaki Chicken Sauce
If you’re a fan of Teriyaki sauce, you are going to love this bottled recipe. I’ve been using it for years because it’s thick and has so much flavor. I have a really good recipe that’s a little different but easily just as good if you’d like to try your hand at making it from scratch but I highly recommend this brand. I’m not affiliated with them in anyway but here’s a link for Yoshida’s on Amazon , if you’re interested in purchasing some for your self. It’s about $3 dollars per bottle. I’ve also seen it on the shelf at Walmart so, you might be able to find it at your local grocery store as well.
On a side note, if you wanted to marinate the wings over night in a puddle of this sauce you’ll achieve better results. You might even want to consider simmering them in the sauce on the stove for 20 minutes before grilling or baking. You’ll be surprised what an amazing difference it will make. Just be sure to adjust the cooking time until the sauce is caramelized.
Other than the obvious, this sauce is great with rice and noodles, too, not just just meats and stir fry’s.
For a little more kick, color and flavor, I like to chop up some fresh green onion, jalapeno and sweet peppers. Half way through the baking I sprinkle them over the top. If I were grilling, I wouldn’t add them until I was completely done cooking the legs and got all of them added to a serving tray, first, before topping.
Bacon Wrapped Teriyaki Chicken Legs Ingredients:
5 lbs Chicken Legs, 12 to 14 piece’s
1 lbs Bacon
1 1/2 cups Teriyaki Sauce Marinade, Mr. Yoshida’s
1 Jalapeno Pepper, chopped
1 Red Sweet Pepper, chopped
1 Green Onion, chopped
Be sure to watch and follow the directions in the Bacon Wrapped Teriyaki Chicken Legs video tutorial and bake at 400° Fahrenheit for 30 minutes, flip and bake for another 20, then serve..