Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters plated

Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters

These Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters are easy to prepare delivering crispy skin and juicy meat. Not only is this meal economical, it's delicious.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken, Chicken Legs, Roasted Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 servings
Author Natalie



  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • Combine the spices.
  • Place parchment on a baking sheet to save a little cleaning. This isn’t necessary. You can also use foil.
  • Drizzle the chicken with olive oil. There really isn’t a measurement. Just drizzle the tops of the leg quarters and rub it in. Flip the leg quarters over and drizzle some more on the underside. Use your hand to rub it in since it’s the best utensil you have.
  • Sprinkle the leg quarters lightly with the seasoning, flip, then sprinkle the tops liberally.
  • Place in the oven and roast for 50 to 60 minutes. It’s hard to overcook these because it’s dark meat and very forgiving. Roasting for an hour delivers crispier skin.
  • Use the juices that accumulate in the pan to drizzle on top.
  • Serve with your favorite sides and enjoy!


*This is enough seasoning for 4 chicken leg quarters. I usually roast 6 or more to keep for lunch or leftovers, therefore, I double the seasoning.