Saturday, March 12, 2011

Baked Chicken Leg Quarters

This chicken is super tender and easy.  You just need some patience to let it bake long enough.  You can do the same with chicken breasts on the bone but you might need to bake it longer.  I’m sure the amount of time seems excessive but I’ve found that it takes a long time to get the meat so tender it melts in your mouth.  Feel free to alter the baking time to your preference though!

4 chicken leg quarters 
lemon pepper seasoning or seasoning of choice 

Place leg quarters in a 9x13 pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.  Sprinkle chicken with seasoning of choice.  Cover with foil.  Bake at 325 for 1 ½  to 2 hours (until the meat on the leg starts pulling away from the bone).  Uncover and bake long enough to brown the skin of the chicken.  I usually turn it up to 375 to brown the top and it takes 10-20 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. I do sometimes add 1/2 cup or so of water to the pan. The chicken usually makes its own juice so it's really not necessary. But do it if you're afraid it will burn.