To a boiled chicken turned out delicious, you need to buy it in a chilled, but not frozen, because frozen meat is much less healthy substances, and who knows how many times it has been re-frozen. Good legs should be thin and delicate skin, the color of the meat is pale pink or beige. When clicking on it it must quickly recover its original shape. Such fresh meat when cooked will turn out tasty and tender.
Before cooking the legs, you need to defrost (if frozen) and rinse thoroughly. Then wipe with a cloth, put in a saucepan and cover with water with a margin of 2-3 cm and Put the saucepan on a medium heat.
If you want to get not just boiled chicken, but a nutrient broth, then the salt water at the beginning of cooking - 1 tsp salt to 1 liter of water. If your goal is to cook only the chicken legs, salt water 15 minutes after boiling water in a saucepan.
To give the chicken drumsticks a nice flavor, add to the pot after boiling water, coarsely chopped onions and carrots. You can add to taste garlic, spices: pepper, Basil, herbes de Provence, marjoram, Bay leaf (your choice).
Chicken boil for about 30-50 minutes. To check readiness, pierce the meat with a fork. If it is soft and it does not emit juice, it is ready. The cooked meat separates easily from the bones.
The legs will be even more tasty and healthy, if you cook it in the slow cooker. For this, you should rinse it and fill with water. Spices and vegetables in this case, you should put in the bowl of a slow cooker with the meat. To cook the legs need on mode "Stewing" for 30-40 minutes.
Boiled chicken can be served as a main dish with various side dishes (rice, buckwheat, potatoes, etc.). You can decorate the ham with greens or sauce.