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.

Spice Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters
Spice Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters

Prep Time:5 minutes

Cook Time:40 minutes

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!

Easy Spice Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters

Easy Spice Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters

Ingredients

  • 2 Chicken Leg Quarters
  • Garlic powder
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  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 °F.
  2. Rinse chicken with cold water and pat dry.
  3. Mix all the herbs/spices together in a separate bowl.
  4. Rub mixture over chicken leg quarters and place in to a baking pan.
  5. 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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15 comments

  1. I adore chicken (no exaggeration here – it has been one of my favourites since childhood) and I cannot have enough different chicken recipes. This one looks so simple and sooo tasty. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Hi, was looking for a way to cook my chicken leg quarters and your recipe sounded tasty. However, how much of each spice did you use? I noticed you didn’t write down tsp or tbsp at all.

    1. Hey there! I usually just add whatever ‘feels right’ but I would say that is about 1 tsp per spice. Of course if you like something more than another I would add more of it (for example, if you love garlic taste maybe go 1.5 tsp, and if you hate paprika, cut it out completely!) It’s up to you. Let me know how yours turns out!

  3. We tried this recipe and have to say it’s amazing!!! I add atsp of each listed. For the herbes de Provence I use a tsp of fennel, savory, basil, and thyme! My husband a chef in the making and he even requests this recipe!!! Thank you!

  4. Maybe it’s just my phone, bit this is the most vauge recipe I’ve ever seen. It sounds delicious but the only measurement given is the number of chicken leg quarters to use.

    1. Hey there! I usually just add whatever ‘feels right’ but I would say that is about 1 tsp per spice. Of course if you like something more than another I would add more of it (for example, if you love garlic taste maybe go 1.5 tsp, and if you hate paprika, cut it out completely.) I’ll update the post to say this too. Thanks!

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