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Old 10-08-2009, 01:05 AM   #1
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Has anyone dared to turn in chicken legs in a competition? I know that thighs are the norm, but my legs are so much better... Just wondering if anybody has gone outside the box on this one...
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Old 10-08-2009, 01:18 AM   #2
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I know of people who use them and have judged contestes that they were used. If yours are better go for it.
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Old 10-08-2009, 06:56 AM   #3
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I used to use legs exclusively... primarily to to avoid the time consumin thigh trimming and to be a bit different.

Was always hit or miss... but never in the middle of the pack.

They always tasted good but needed some luck to hit a table with judges that were open to legs.

good luck... give them a try and if your not happy with the results, you can switch the next time out.
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Old 10-08-2009, 06:58 AM   #4
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did it all year, great flavor, tender (for legs) great appearance...bottom of the pack every time. they get compared to thighs as far as tenderness. I am going back to thighs.
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:21 AM   #5
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I've turned them the last two contests. Had perfect appearance scores in Blue Springs, but they were a little dry and finished middle of the pack. They were in the middle again at the AR Open, even though they were cooked very well and tasted great. I haven't seen the judges' individual scores yet. I'll keep experimenting, but will probably go back to thighs next year.
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:39 AM   #6
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I'll keep experimenting, but will probably go back to thighs next year.
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:30 AM   #7
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Thighs.. play the game.
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Old 10-08-2009, 07:17 PM   #8
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We do thighs primarily but we did Summer Sizzle comp last year with legs...1st place. Switched to thighs for this years contest...1st Place. No clue what table you might get. I do think thighs are your best shot at most comps.
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