Only 4 ingredients!
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Chicken leg quarters may be the most unpopular packaged meat ever, which is good.
Cause no one knows what to do with them.
Remember back in the day when chicken wings were basically being given away they were so cheap?
Same for blade roasts.
Now they’re popular.
Now they’re expensive.
While chicken leg quarters continue to fly under the radar (for now), here is a recipe that is affordable (for now), baked but still crispy, so flavourful and only has 4 ingredients.
Unfortunately I love chicken leg quarters so much I will continue to buy them once this post goes hella viral and blows up the currently non existent demand in the meat aisle.
Did I mention how easy it is?
Shhhh don’t tell anyone!
what you need to do this
rack to elevate chicken (optional)
Foil to cover pan for easy clean up (optional)
We just jump right on in with this one.
4 chicken leg quarters
1 tbsp each salt, dried dill (dill weed), and garlic powder, mixed together
1/4 cup soya sauce (use Coconut aminos for a gluten free option)
this is how we do it
PREHEAT oven to 375 degrees.
RINSE and PAT dry the chicken.
LIFT the skin up but don’t completely separate it from the meat – back of a spoon works great!
BRUSH with soya sauce.
SPRINKLE from 4 inches above (this ensures evenness) the spices onto the soya layer.
FLAP the chicken skin back over.
REPEAT for all the other pieces.
BRUSH the back sides with soya sauce.
SPRINKLE with seasoning.
BRUSH the outer skins with soya and SPRINKLE with seasoning.
Place chicken pieces on baking pan rack.
BAKE at 375 for 1 hour. Open the oven door a couple times to let the smoke release.
Don’t freak out – unless it’s on fire, which it SHOULDN’T be!
It will be smokey.
After the hour is up, increase heat to 400 and bake another 15 min.
(I know it’s already smokey but trust in the process grasshopper.)
Chicken is done when it hits an internal temperature of 165
Let REST for 5 minutes.
Now you have yourself a crispy but moist BAKED chicken quarter dinner and there’s NOTHING you can’t accomplish!
I just could not get close enough to show you how perfectly cooked this was.
Soya sauce and dill? Really?
Yes, really. When everything gets together and mingles with the chicken it becomes a flavour unto it’s own, neither dilly or soya saucy.
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I was just kidding about not sharing this recipe – tell the world and make someone else’s dinner delicious why don’t you.