Easy Spice Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters

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This is a simple recipe for chicken leg quarters if you don’t feel like standing in the kitchen for a long time before you eat your dinner.  (Or if you have a lot of other things to make, and you need to make an easy entree!)  What makes it simple is all it really requires is chicken leg quarters and a bunch of spice from your spice rack!  I chose chicken leg quarters because dark meat is actually my favorite, but you can choose other parts of the chicken too, just make sure to change up the baking times if you do.

Ingredients

  • 2 Chicken Leg Quarters
  • Garlic powder
  • Dried Rosemary
  • Herbes de Provence (If you’re unfamiliar, this is usually a mixture of fennel, savory, basil, thyme, and other herbs.)
  • Paprika
  • Onion Powder
  • Cayenne Pepper (optional, if you don’t like spicy, don’t add this one!)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil

Measurements of the spices?  I usually just add whatever ‘feels right’ but I would say that it’s about 1 tsp per spice. Of course if you like something more than another I would add more of it, and if you hate something, leave it out!

Instructions

0. Preheat oven to 425 °F.
1. Rinse chicken with cold water and pat dry.

Chicken leg quarters
Chicken leg quarters


2.  Mix all the herbs/spices together in a separate bowl.

Mixed spices
Mixed spices


3.  Rub mixture over chicken leg quarters and place in to a baking pan.

Rubbed chicken
Rubbed chicken


4.  Drizzle some olive oil over the leg quarters, and pop in the oven for 40-50 minutes.  Make sure you bake them until the juices run clear. I usually start checking the chicken a few minutes before it is done cooking to guesstimate how long it’ll take.  I also slice up the chicken pieces for 2 reasons: 1) to make sure the juice runs clear, and 2) I like the looks of it!


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Spice Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters

Spice Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters

Ingredients

  • 2 Chicken Leg Quarters
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Dried Rosemary
  • 1 tsp Herbes de Provence (If you’re unfamiliar, this is usually a mixture of fennel, savory, basil, thyme, and other herbs.)
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper (optional, if you don’t like spicy, don’t add this one!)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil

Instructions

Preheat oven to 425 °F.

Rinse chicken with cold water and pat dry.

Mix all the herbs/spices together in a separate bowl.

Rub mixture over chicken leg quarters and place in to a baking pan.

Drizzle some olive oil over the leg quarters, and pop in the oven for 40-50 minutes. Make sure you bake them until the juices run clear. I usually start checking the chicken a few minutes before it is done cooking to guesstimate how long it’ll take. I also slice up the chicken pieces for 2 reasons: 1) to make sure the juice runs clear, and 2) I like the looks of it!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 569 Total Fat: 31g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 20g Cholesterol: 328mg Sodium: 427mg Carbohydrates: 8g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 2g Protein: 63g
The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information.

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