The Most Flavorful Baked Chicken Leg Quarters
These chicken leg quarters are seasoned with a wet rub and are infused with lots of flavors. They have perfectly crispy skin and juicy meat that is finger-licking good. It is a budget-friendly recipe that everyone in your family will love.
4 chicken leg quarters (skin-on with bone)
1 tablespoon paprika (smoked)
1 tablespoon salt (I use kosher)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoons black pepper
8 red potatoes (small)
2 carrots large(diced)
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To make the wet rub combine all the spices in a small bowl and add the oil. *Save some of the rub for the vegetables.
Pat dry the chicken and then proceed to rub the mixture on the chicken. I use my hands but you can use gloves if it is more comfortable for you. With my fingers, I go inside the skin to season the whole chicken leg quarter.
Once your meat is coated with the wet rub, place them in a baking sheet and bake them in the oven for about 40 minutes to an hour at a 400-degree Fahrenheit.
Cut all the vegetables and place them in a baking pan. Using the rest of the seasoning add that to the vegetables. Place them in the oven after the chicken has cooked for about 20 to 25 minutes because these vegetables will not take long to cook. You can definitely cook the chicken and the vegetables together if you’d like. I just like my vegetables to be firm.
One important and I will say an essential step to achieving crispy skin in these chicken legs is to pat dry the chicken before adding the dry rub. Patting the chicken leg with a paper towel to remove the excess moister will help the rub stick to the meat.
I also suggest having the chicken room temperature, just a few minutes out of the fridge before seasoning. This will guarantee the meat to cook evenly.
When grilling, meats that are seasoned with rubs tend to burn when it contains sugar in them. No worries about this rub. It doesn’t contain sugar.
*For the rub: All ingredients measurements are suggestions; you can adjust the number of herbs according to you and your family’s preferences!