Published: 22-Apr-2013 (01:18); Viewed: 2500; Difficulty: 2 out of 10
Grilling is very popular in Bulgaria, it is possible to find any kind of grilled meat there, but the most common, available in any places, is the grilled chicken leg steak, or "pileshka przhola na skara". The greatest advantage of this dish, it the time of grilling, which is less than 10 minutes, which is very fast for chicken leg, and skin do not burns. Fast cooking will make this dish very popular for restaurant cooking. Read this article, and you will know, how to grill chicken leg steaks quickly and easily, Bulgarian style. Average portion can be made from one or two chicken legs.
Ingredients for ... let say 3 or 4 portions:
Four chicken legs. Actually, this recipe is a bit frivolous, and it is possible to make as much as it necessary.
Salt, to taste. Much better to use rock salt, instead of traditional table salt.
Black, or four pepper mix, to taste.
Dried thyme. As much as you like it.
Drop of cooking oil for preliminary oiling of grill.
Slice of butter for each chicken leg.
Few next steps will be dedicated to preparing chicken legs. Despite quite long story, the full cutting process usually takes less than one minute pre one chicken leg.
Cut off the pelvic bone, if any. Cut through the chicken flesh from an internal side of the leg.
Chop off muscles through the beginning of chicken drumstick
Take off the bone from the meat.
Pound chicken meat from the meat side. It is not necessary to use cling film for pounding, because the pounding should be very light.
Sprinkle each side with salt, grounded pepper and dried thyme.
Place all meat pieces into a tray or place, cover with cling film and keep few hours for marinating in the fridge.
Preheat heavy cast iron skillet to a medium-hot temperature, brush it with oil and fry chicken steaks, skin down about 4 minutes.
Grill meat pounded chicken steak on other side for about 4 minutes, or until ready. Keep all the time medium-hot temperature.
On cooked chicken steak place the slice of butter and serve.
tips and tricks
Try thyme is much better for this recipe, because it will pass all aroma much easier.
Use chicken bones to make a bit of a chicken stock, which can be used latter.
Marinade pound chicken steaks at least 2 hours, but it is perfect to marinate them overnight.
Time of cooking is given approximately, and in real life it is necessary to check the doneness at the last minute of cooking.
All way through, I call this recipe grilled chicken leg steaks, but it fried on heavy cast iron skillet. In fact, the technique and results are very similar.