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Oven Baked Chicken Leg Quarters

Chicken leg quarters recipe: Baking chicken quarters

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.
Course Baked Chicken Quarters
Cuisine Worldwide
Keyword Baked Chicken Leg Quarters, Baked Chicken Recipe, Baking Chicken Quarters, Chicken Quarters Recipe
Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 331kcal
Author Razi Brown


  • Oven


  • 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


  • 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.



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.