Chicken leg quarters recipe: Baking chicken quarters in the oven

Chicken leg quarters recipe is an easy chicken recipe that can be baked in the oven, fried, cooked on the stovetop, or grilled/roasted. Today, I will be showing you the easy way of baking chicken leg quarters. It has fewer calories, more spices, and is juicy. My recipe for chicken leg quarters uses simple ingredients that ensure tasty and yummy oven baked chicken quarters.
Baking chicken is one of the ways of reducing calories. Frying uses oil and therefore adds to the calories.
Before we get into this, let us first understand what is a chicken quarter?

What are chicken leg quarters?

Chicken leg quarter is a cut-out single part of the chicken that includes the thigh, drumstick, and part of the back of the chicken attached to it. Because these parts together formed a quarter of the chicken when cut out, it is therefore called Chicken leg Quarter.

Ingredients

Chicken leg quarters ingredients
Chicken leg quarters ingredients.
  • 4 pieces of chicken leg quarters
  • 1 tbsp of butter
  • 3 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp of onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp of black pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp of red chili pepper powder
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1 bouillon cube – crushed. This adds more taste to the baked chicken quarters.
  • 1 tsp of dried oregano
  • 1 tsp of dried thyme
  • 1 tsp of dried parsley
  • 1 tbsp of smoked paprika powder
  • 1 tbsp of Adobo seasoning mix.

Baking chicken leg quarters in the oven

  • Make the seasoning mix for marinating the chicken quarters.
  • In a small mixing bowl, add all the dried spices and seasonings: onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper powder, red chili pepper powder, salt, dried oregano, dried thyme, dried parsley, smoked paprika powder, Adobo seasoning mix, and crushed bouillon cube. Stir the seasonings to combine.
Mixing the dried seasonings and herbs together
Making the seasoning mix as a marinade for the chicken quarters recipe.
  • Make about 3 incisions on each of the chicken leg quarters to the bone, using a knife.
  • In a large bowl containing the chicken quarters, drizzle 1 and 1/2 tbsp of olive oil over the chicken quarters. Use your gloved hands to rub the oil to go round the whole chicken parts. The oil helps to stick the seasonings to the chicken when the marinade is applied.
  • Rub the seasoning mixture (marinade) over the chicken quarters and ensure the seasoning mix gets into the incised parts of the chicken.
Rubbing the seasoning mix over the chicken
Rub the seasoning mix over the chicken leg quarters
  • Cover the bowl with cling film and marinate the chicken quarters overnight or at least for 3 hours. The more time for marinating the chicken, the better the taste and flavor it develops.
  • After marinating it, line them in your casserole pan or any baking pan. Melt about 1 tbsp of butter and drizzle over the chicken. Butter helps improve the flavor of the oven baked chicken leg quarters recipe. Instead of olive oil, you can use melted butter in the entire process.
Lined the chicken quarters in a casserole pan
Arrange the marinated chicken leg quarters in a casserole and bake in the oven for 45 to 50 minutes at a temperature of 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Now bake the chicken quarters in the oven at a temperature of 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 to 50 minutes.
  • Halfway into the baking process, you can flip the chicken quarters to the other side to ensure even baking.

Remove the baked chicken leg quarters after 50 minutes and your easy homemade baked chicken quarters are ready.

Oven Baked Chicken Leg Quarters

Chicken leg quarters recipe: Baking chicken quarters

Bongdap Nansel Nanzip
Chicken leg quarters recipe is an easy chicken recipe that can be baked in the oven, fried, cooked on the stovetop, or grilled/roasted. Today, I will be showing you the easy way of baking chicken leg quarters. It has fewer calories, more spices, and is juicy.
Prep Time 3 hrs
Cook Time 50 mins
Course Baked Chicken Quarters
Cuisine Worldwide
Servings 4 people
Calories 331 kcal

Equipment

  • Oven

Ingredients
  

  • 4 pieces chicken leg quarters
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • tbsp olive oil

Seasoning mix ingredients for making the chicken quarters marinade

  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper powder
  • ½ tsp red chili pepper powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cube bouillon seasoning -crushed. The bouillon cube makes the baked chicken quarters recipe tasty and delicious.
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika powder
  • 1 tbsp Adobo seasoning mix

Instructions
 

  • Start by making the marinade for marinating the chicken quarters.
  • In a small mixing bowl, add all the dried spices and seasonings: onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper powder, red chili pepper powder, salt, dried oregano, dried thyme, dried parsley, smoked paprika powder, Adobo seasoning mix, and crushed bouillon cube. Stir the seasonings to combine.
  • Make about 3 incisions on each of the chicken leg quarters to the bone, using a knife.
  • In a large bowl containing the chicken quarters, drizzle 1½ tbsp of olive oil over the chicken quarters. Use your gloved hands to rub the oil to go round the whole chicken parts. The oil helps to stick the seasonings to the chicken when the marinade is applied.
  • Rub the seasoning mixture (marinade) over the chicken quarters and ensure the seasoning mix gets into the incised parts of the chicken.
  • Cover the bowl with cling film and marinate the chicken quarters overnight or at least for 3 hours. The more time for marinating the chicken, the better the taste and flavor it develops.
  • After marinating it, line them in your casserole pan or any baking pan. Melt about 1 tbsp of butter and drizzle over the chicken. Butter helps improve the flavor of the oven baked chicken leg quarters recipe. Instead of olive oil, you can use melted butter in the entire process.
  • Now bake the chicken quarters in the oven at a temperature of 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 to 50 minutes.
  • Halfway into the baking process, you can flip the chicken quarters to the other side to ensure even baking.

Video

Notes

Chicken leg quarters Calories and Nutrition

1 baked chicken leg quarter has about 331 calories excluding the bone. Baking reduces the calories compared to frying which uses oil that adds to the calories. 1 baked chicken quarter contains 46% of protein, no carbs, and 54% fats.
If you want fewer calories, use only 1 tbsp of melted butter to rub on the chicken pieces before rubbing the seasoning mix. Or you can use just the olive oil and no need of adding butter again; this way you reduce the calories of the chicken quarters.
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