Buffalo Iguana

Buffalo style iguana legs - Iguana meat recipes

Buffalo iguana legs taste just like buffalo chicken wings, but have much more meat! This recipe quickly and easily produces perfectly crispy-on-the-outside, juicy-on-the-inside iguana legs – Sure to surprise anyone you’re cooking for. Enjoy!



  • Thawed, room temperature iguana legs
  • Frying oil
  • Buffalo sauce (We used Frank’s Extra Hot Buffalo Sauce)
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Baking Powder



  1. Thaw desired amount of iguana legs and let them come to room temperature. Allowing the meat to raise to room temp. will help them cook more evenly.
  2. Heat oil in a pan to 350-375°F. Use enough oil to fully cover the legs when they are placed in.
  3. Season the legs with salt and pepper as desired.
  4. Lightly coat seasoned meat with baking powder (NOT baking soda). This will help the meat come out crispy on the outside.
  5. Carefully place iguana legs in pre-heated oil. Cook for 12-15 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 160°F.
  6. Once they are crispy and golden-brown, place them on a plate with paper towels to collect any excess oil.
  7. Toss cooked iguana legs in your favorite buffalo sauce and serve hot.

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