I don’t know if your local market carries them, but around here they occasionally put 10 lb bags of frozen chicken leg quarters on sale. When they do, I jump at the chance to snap some up, knowing that for just my wife and I, this six dollar purchase (sometimes I can find them for as little as three dollars!) will fuel about 5 meals.
The rub is, that’s just a whole lot of chicken. The great part is that chicken is versatile, and legs and thighs are especially so. To be honest though, sometimes I just want my chicken to taste like chicken, and that’s the reason I tossed this together for lunch yesterday.
This is so simple that a recipe really isn’t needed, but I’ll post it in standard format anyway. Adjust the amounts (which I’ve not given) to suit. This particular dish can be a main course or a simple lunch, and can serve from one to as many people as you’d like to feed.
I just love chicken. Simple, flavorful, roasted chicken leg quarters that are perfect for a weeknight meal, but tasty enough for company.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 517Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 328mgSodium: 352mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 62g
What I would done differently had I thought about it at the time:
Simple, flavorful, roasted chicken leg quarters that are perfect for a weeknight meal, but tasty enough for company.
I would have drained the legs on a rack or paper towel before I served them. Leg Quarters have a lot of fat under the skin, and much of it will render out in cooking. I call that a good thing since the chicken is basically braising on the bottom, but it can be a bit greasy if you are in a hurry to get to it as I was.
Other then that, it was great. In fact, I think I’m going to go make up the rest of it in a few minutes. It’ll make a great quick lunch for both my wife and myself tomorrow.