Spicy Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters

If you want a tasty, budget-friendly dinner, make these tender, juicy and spicy roasted chicken leg quarters. It's the perfect weeknight meal for the whole family!

Spicy Roasted Chicken leg Quarters in a baking sheet

Spicy Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters! With simple ingredients you can make the perfect and most delicious chicken dinner for the whole family.
This easy weeknight dinner recipe is so simple and quick to prepare, all you need is a spice mixture and the heat of your oven. Is by far one of the tastiest chicken recipes you'll ever make.
All you need is simple ingredients to season the chicken, 5 minutes to prepare and 50 minutes to roast in the oven. It will definitely become one of your family's favorite recipes.
You can serve this recipe with a soft and flavorful Mashed potatoes, Carrot rice or a Simple spaghetti.
For more flavorful chicken dinner ideas, check out these Oven baked chicken leg quarters, Chicken stew with spaghetti, Homemade chicken nuggets or this delicious Roasted chicken with lemon and honey lemon.

Spicy Roasted Chicken leg Quarters in a baking sheet

INGREDIENTS FOR SPICY ROASTED CHICKEN LEG QUARTERS

Here you'll find all the ingredients needed to make this recipe:

  • Chicken leg quarters - Juicy chicken leg quarters seasoned with delicious spices.
  • Olive oil - Adds flavor and some creaminess to the sauce.
  • Lemon juice - Adds a very nice fresh flavor to the chicken.
  • Garlic - Cloves of garlic or garlic powder. One of the most important ingredients to flavor the chicken.
  • Chopped rosemary, paprika, pepper and nutmeg - Ingredients for seasoning the chicken.
  • Salt - Highlights all the other flavors.

Below you’ll find the correct measurement of all ingredients and the step-by-step guide for this recipe.

Spicy Roasted Chicken leg Quarters in a baking sheet

HOW TO MAKE SPICY ROASTED CHICKEN LEG QUARTERS

Step 1: In a small bowl, combine the nutmeg, pepper, paprika, salt, grated garlic, chopped rosemary, lemon juice and olive oil.

Step 2: Place the chicken legs on a baking sheet. Drizzle the chicken legs with the sauce and marinate about 1 to 2 hours. Spiced chicken legs on a baking sheet Spiced chicken legs on a baking sheet

Step 3: Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF).

Step 4: Roast the chicken legs until golden, about 50 minutes. Occasionally, baste the chicken legs with the sauce.

Step 5: Turn off the oven and serve with mashed potatoes, carrot rice or simple spaghetti.

Spicy Roasted Chicken leg Quarters in a baking sheet

RECIPE TIPS

1. If the chicken starts to brown too much reduce the oven temperature or cover with aluminum foil.

2. We usually roast the chicken at 180ºC (350ºF) but, if you lower the temperature to 150ºC (300ºF), despite taking longer to roast, it has the advantage of enhancing much more the flavors and the chicken gets more tender.

3. If you have leftovers, store the chicken in the fridge in an airtight container (to prevent the growth of microorganisms).

4. To avoid drying out the chicken, do not reheat the food in the oven, reheat it in the microwave.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I put hot chicken in the fridge?
It's generally safe, but there are some steps to follow to ensure food safety.
Place the chicken in an airtight container and let cool down to room temperature before refrigerating it. This helps prevent a significant temperature increase in the fridge, which can affect other perishable items. These procedure prevents the growth of microorganisms.
How long should I marinate this recipe?
Our suggestion is to marinate for about 2 hours, but If you are short on time, you can reduce the marinating time to 1 hour or skip this step.
Skipping the marination step might speed up the process, but the chicken will lose flavor and tenderness.
RECIPE VIDEO:

Spicy Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters

Spicy Roasted Chicken leg Quarters in a baking sheet

If you want a tasty, budget-friendly dinner, make these tender, juicy and spicy roasted chicken leg quarters. It's the perfect weeknight meal for the whole family!

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    Category:Chicken, Main dishes, Meat, Recipes, Videos
    Cuisine: ,
    Difficulty:
    Servings: 3
    Prep Time:5 m
    Cook Time:50 m
    Total Time:2:55 h

    Ingredients

    • 3 chicken legs (about 900 grams (2 pounds))
    • 100 ml (1/2 cup) olive oil
    • 100 ml (1/2 cup) lemon juice
    • 4 cloves of garlic (or 1 teaspoon garlic powder)
    • 1 teaspoon chopped rosemary
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • 1 teaspoon pepper
    • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
    • 1 teaspoon salt

    Directions

    1. In a small bowl, combine the nutmeg, pepper, paprika, salt, grated garlic, chopped rosemary, lemon juice and olive oil.
    2. Place the chicken legs on a baking sheet. Drizzle the chicken legs with the sauce and marinate about 1 to 2 hours.
    3. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF).
    4. Roast the chicken legs until golden, about 50 minutes. Occasionally, baste the chicken legs with the sauce.
    5. Turn off the oven and serve.
      Note: If you have time, marinate the chicken legs for 4 to 6 hours. The chicken will absorb more the marinade seasonings, making it tastier.
    Spicy Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters
    Nutrition facts
    Serves 3
    Per Serving:
    % DAILY VALUE
    Calories 864
    Total Fat 54.5 g(70%)
    Saturated Fat 11 g(56%)
    Cholesterol 267 mg(89%)
    Sodium 1042 mg(45%)
    Total Carbohydrate 3.5 g(1%)
    Protein 87.5 g
     

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