- Take your chicken quarters and wash thoroughly with vinegar and lime. If your chicken had been sitting in the freezer, place it on the counter and leave it to come to room temperature before you wash it.
- In a bowl, mix all the dry seasonings with a fork.
- Take your chicken and pat dry with a kitchen or paper towel in an oven tray. After that, make holes under the skin of the chicken and sprinkle olive oil or melted butter generously on all sides of the chicken. If you have both olive oil and melted butter, you can use them both, too. Rub the oil on the chicken well.
- Pour your dry seasoning rub all over the chicken, including under the skin. Massage the chicken with the oil and seasonings. Ensure that all the seasoning goes into all parts of your chicken quarters.
- Once you’re done seasoning your chicken, cover the tray with a plastic wrap and place it in the fridge for at least 2 to 3 hours if you’re in a hurry. If you have time, leave the chicken to marinate overnight in the refrigerator.
- Once it’s done marinating, allow it to come up to room temperature a bit before you place it in the oven at 350° F and bake for 45 minutes.
- After 45 minutes, you can take it out of the oven. The chicken will have a golden brown color to it, and you’ll be able to see how crisp and tender it is on the outside and inside respectively.
This recipe for chicken leg quarters is very easy to follow and the results are just superb. This is a meal you and your family are sure to love and you might catch yourself cooking it more than once in a week!
If you’re looking for more tips and tricks on how to achieve the best results when cooking chicken quarters, feel free to check out this video.