Baked Chicken Leg Quarters

Crispy Baked Chicken Leg Quarters

These Crispy Baked Chicken Leg Quarters are one of my favorite leg quarter recipes. You won’t believe how crispy the skin gets.

 

Chicken is a comparatively cheap meat protein. Leg quarters are really a bargain. I often get them on sale for less than 50 cents a pound.

Baking on a rack on a foil-lined cookie sheet is best for crispiness if you have the equipment. If not a glass baking dish is fine.

Give this recipe a try and it will go into your rotation for sure!

Be sure to Follow Foodgasm Recipes on Pinterest for more great recipes!

Crispy Baked Chicken Leg Quarters
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 15 mins
Resting Time
5 mins
Total Time
1 hr 40 mins
 

Crispy Baked Chicken Leg Quarters is one of my favorite recipes. I love leg quarters and these are excellent!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crispy Baked Chicken Leg Quarters
Servings: 4
Calories: 325 kcal
Ingredients
  • 4 skin-on chicken leg quarters with bone
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce divided
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder divided
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt divided
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning divided
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375. Line a large glass baking dish with foil.
  2. Remove excess fat from chicken quarters. Separate the skin from the chicken, just enough to make a pocket so you can get to most of the meat. (You just want a pocket. Do not remove the skin).
  3. Brush the chicken (under the skin) with soy sauce.
  4. Sprinkle some garlic powder, seasoned salt and poultry seasoning on the chicken under the skin (The 1 tsp measures are estimated. Use as much or as little as you're comfortable with) and rub into the chicken.
  5. Arrange the leg quarters in the pan, skin side up, taking care not to crowd. They need space to cook properly.
  6. Brush both sides of the leg quarters with soy sauce. Sprinkle the skin with garlic powder, seasoned salt and poultry seasoning to taste.
  7. Place on the middle rack in the oven and bake uncovered for an hour. After an hour, increase the oven temp to 400 and bake 15 minutes.
  8. The chicken is done when internal temp reaches 165 (insert meat thermometer at thickest part of thigh, taking care not to touch the bone).
  9. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

 

Enjoy!

Up Next: 

Crispy Panko Chicken Cutlets

Be sure to Follow Foodgasm Recipes on Pinterest for more great recipes!

Based on a recipe by PSU Lioness
Photo by LazyMe