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Easy Spice Baked Chicken Leg Quarters

Easy Spice Baked Chicken Leg Quarters

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Easy Spice Baked Chicken Leg Quarters – 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

Preheat oven to 425 °F.

Rinse chicken with cold water and pat dry.

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

Mixed spices


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

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 Baked Chicken Leg Quarters
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: 569Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 328mgSodium: 427mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 63g

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ChihYu Smith

Sunday 21st of October 2018

YUM! Roasted chicken legs are the best! Love the flavor combination.

STACEY CRAWFORD

Sunday 21st of October 2018

Love that crisp and golden chicken skin on those! You can never have enough tasty chicken recipes :)

Katja

Wednesday 17th of October 2018

This looks like a super easy and tasty dinner recipe. YUM! That rub look delish!

Tessa Simpson

Tuesday 16th of October 2018

This rub looks fabu!! I can imagine it on SO many things!

Jean

Monday 15th of October 2018

So simple but flavorful! This is definitely my kinda recipe!

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