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Baked Chicken Leg Quarters Recipes

Baked Chicken Leg Quarters Recipes

If you bought some chicken leg quarters and are now wondering what to cook with them, we have some real inspirations for you below.

These chicken leg quarters recipes will have you buying this budget-friendly chicken on a regular basis.

When I cook chicken quarters, I try to marinate the chicken for as long as I can. 

You’ll notice that many of the recipes I’ve listed recommend marinating the chicken for at least 30 minutes. My rule of thumb is at least 3 hours.

By the way, you can also prepare these the night before and then cover them and place them in the fridge.

Then when you get home from work you have a ready-made meal to bake in the oven.

This is a simple recipe yet jammed with flavor. Just imagine balsamic vinegar, honey, olive oil, garlic powder, and of course salt.

The key to this recipe is to let the chicken marinate for at least 30 minutes prior to baking it. 

Just one of the many things that makes this dish so fantastic is the fact that you can cook the entire dinner in one baking dish. 

Cook the chicken, the potatoes, and the carrots altogether. I recommend throwing in a few garlic cloves and letting them roast in the oven along with everything else.

If you like to prepare a meal ahead of time, this is a great recipe for that. This is especially true for the veggies and the sauce.

This is a super simple recipe that only has a few ingredients. What else is nice about this recipe is that the spices are all dried herbs that you likely have in your cabinet.

It uses lemon pepper, minced garlic, onion powder and dried parsley. You add that with the butter and chicken and you’re all set.

This is a chicken quarters dish that looks stunning when baked. For this recipe, you’ll make a simple herb butter. It includes chives, peppercorns, salt and butter.

The chicken gets marinated with rosemary, thyme, oregano, garlic and a few other fabulous flavors.

This is one for those special nights when you want to seem like a gourmet cook but don’t have a lot of time.

You can put this recipe together in just 30 minutes and then bake it from there. By the way, 20 of those 30 minutes are marinating time.

So if you’re in a hurry but still want a delicious chicken dinner with that Tex Mex flair, this is a fantastic recipe for you.

What I like about this recipe is how it combines the balsamic vinegar with the cumin and chili powder to create a unique flavor.

Where would we be without garlic in the kitchen? It can take ordinary meat such as chicken quarters and turn them into something delicious.

You can replace the chicken broth with dry white wine and if you have any around, I highly recommend that. It will just add that extra depth of flavor that is much appreciated.

Also, I’d recommend that you put this recipe together and get it all in the baking dish and then marinate it for a few hours before baking it.

You only need five ingredients to make this recipe. It’s made with smoked paprika but you can use any kind that you have on hand. Feel comfortable experimenting with this recipe.

I think that it would be delicious if you baked it with lemon slices on top of the chicken. Also, if you have kosher salt I’d recommend using that instead of table salt.

Two flavors that go together extremely well are rosemary and lemon. If you’re curious why, give this recipe a try.

You leave the skin on for this recipe and as a result you get extra crispy skin. Follow the directions to make sure that you get that extra crispy skin that’s truly possible when baking chicken.

Be sure that you pat the chicken quarters dry before you apply the butter, herbs and oil.

Baked Chicken Leg Quarter Recipes

Baked Chicken Leg Quarter Recipes

Have you run out of ideas on what to do with some of your chicken leg quarters? Here are some recipes to inspire you.


  • Balsamic and honey roasted chicken leg quarters
  • Maple Dijon chicken leg quarters
  • Garlic and lemon pepper leg quarters
  • Herb butter roasted chicken
  • Tex Mex chicken leg quarters
  • Garlic chicken leg quarters
  • Smoked paprika chicken leg quarters
  • Rosemary and lemon chicken quarters
  • Roasted chicken leg quarters
  • Baked BBQ chicken leg quarters


  1. Choose the best recipe (or recipes!) in the list.
  2. Gather the ingredients.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

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