Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom


Baked Chicken Leg Quarters

Last week,  I asked my hubby to stop by the store on his way home to pick up a few groceries.  I texted him a list that included several on-sale items.  One of the sale items I wanted was a family pack of chicken drumsticks.  (There is never any complaining when I make shake-n-bake style drumsticks- they are so good!!!.)

 He ended up bringing home chicken leg quarters. (Actually he didn't go to the right store, so those sale items? Yep, not on sale...)

I usually only buy chicken leg quarters when I know the hubby will have time to grill them for us.  I don't like cooking on the grill, and I wasn't sure how long to cook them in the oven.  I poked around on the internet a little bit and found a few cooking time recommendations, so I decided to go ahead and cook them in the oven rather than freeze them for later.

I'm glad I did, because they turned out just as good as drumsticks!  (and they were on sale for $.88 per lb, even cheaper than the drumsticks...)  Here is how I cooked the chicken legs:

Baked Chicken Leg Quarters


  • 4 chicken leg quarters
  • olive/canola oil
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1.5 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder


  1. Preheat oven to 425.  For easy clean-up, line a 9 x 13 dish with foil.
  2. Generously coat foil/pan with oil.
  3. Mix the flour and all the spices in a large bowl.
  4. Dip the leg quarters in the bowl and generously coat chicken with the flour/spice mixture.
  5. Place leg quarters, skin side down on the foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  6. Turn chicken and reduce heat to 325 degrees and bake 35-45 minutes longer or until chicken is done.

Serve and Enjoy!

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  1. Perfect! I was just telling the hubs that I wanted to find a couple new chicken recipes.

  2. These look so moist and delicious! I would love for you to share these at my weekly linky party at

    I hope to see you there and have a wonderful week! mb

  3. These look amazing! ill have to try this definitely.

  4. That looks really good and sounds simple enough to make. Think I'll have to pin it. :)

  5. Thanks for posting this recipe! I made these tonight (+ a little salt-free Italian seasoning blend) and they were a definite hit.

    1. Thank you! I am glad the recipe turned out well for you!

  6. I made this just now for dinner (8/25/14). This one is a keeper, and very budget-minded as well. I am going to share this with my friends!


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