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Baked Chicken Leg Quarters

  • Author: Jamie
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 65 min
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 leg quarters 1x
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: oven


Oven Baked Chicken Leg Quarters are crispy, juicy and oh-so deliciously tender.


  • 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. Set chicken out about 30 minutes before cooking. (So they will be close to room temp.)
  2. Preheat oven to 425.  (For easy clean-up, I like to line a 9 x 13 dish with foil. You can also use a sheet pan, but I will not mention how many times I have spilled the chicken juices in my oven and on the floor!)
  3. Before starting, give your a sprinkle with salt and pepper on both sides.
  4. Generously coat foil/pan with oil.
  5. Mix the flour and all the spices in a large bowl.
  6. Dip the leg quarters in the bowl and generously coat chicken with the flour/spice mixture.
  7. Place leg quarters, skin side down on the foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  8. Turn chicken and reduce heat to 325 degrees and bake 35-45 minutes longer or until chicken is done. (If you have a digital thermometer, go ahead and place it in the chicken at this point and bake the chicken quarters until they reach an internal temp of 165 degrees.)


  • Serving Size: 7 oz of dark meat
  • Calories: 406
  • Fat: 20
  • Protein: 54

Keywords: chicken, chicken leg quarters, oven baked chicken