Use chicken legs only for chicken in a basket. They can be taken from a carcass where the breast portions have been used for another recipe, or they can be specially purchased chicken-leg portions. Deep-fried so they are deliciously crispy the pieces are best served hot, but are also good cold for a picnic. Serve them in the traditional manner arranged in a basket lined with a gay napkin so that they can be picked up and eaten with the fingers. Provide extra paper napkins.