I came across an amazing recipe for Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Quarters the other day and they were incredible! I can’t believe how easy it was to make and how tender and juicy the chicken came out. I did tweak the recipe just a little to make it suit my family’s tastes but I just had to share it with you guys. This will go into my recipe rotation for sure!
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I had never cooked chicken quarters before. They were on sale at my grocery store for only $0.39 per lb! How could I pass up that price? I got a HUGE pack of chicken quarter for only $2.50! I figured if they didn’t turn out so great, it wasn’t a huge loss.
I can’t say enough good things about this recipe. The skin got so crispy and the meat was so juicy and tender that it was falling off the bone! You could easily make a bunch of this chicken and shred it to use in other recipes throughout the week as well. I was going to do that but the chicken somehow disappeared overnight. I’m guessing my fiance got into it 😉 .
Crispy Oven Baked Chicken
- 1 Tbs. garlic powder
- 1 Tbs. seasoning salt
- 3/4 cup of soy sauce
- 3-4 chicken quarters
This is an approximation. You can use more or less depending on how much spice you want to use and how many chicken quarters you are cooking. You can easily add more if you run out while you are preparing the chicken.
- Heat oven to 375°. Line a large baking dish with aluminum foil for easy clean up. I used my Pyrex 9×13 dish. Remove any excess fat from the chicken quarters
- Mix the garlic powder and seasoning salt together in a small bowl.
- Separate the skin from the chicken to create a little flap. I used my fingers, but you can use a knife if you need to. It came off pretty easy so the finger method worked for me.
- Brush the chicken, under the skin, with soy sauce.
- Sprinkle some of the garlic powder and seasoning salt mixture onto the chicken under the skin and rub it in.
- Place the chicken in the pan skin side up.
- Brush both sides of the chicken with soy sauce.
- Sprinkle the skin with the remaining dry mixture.
- Bake uncovered for an hour, basting the chicken half way through cooking time.
- Increase temperature to 400° and cook for another 15 min.
- Chicken should be done but check with a meat thermometer to see if it is 165°.
- Let stand for 5 min. before serving.
I’m telling you this chicken is amazing and is a great basic recipe. You can add any other spices you want. Even add a little chili pepper for a bit of a kick. I have been asked to make this again very soon by my family.
Try out this crispy oven baked chicken quarters recipe and let me know what you think!
Adapted from: Food.com