Air fryer roasted chicken leg quarters that are seasoned and cooked to absolute perfection. No breading required. Ready in under 30 minutes.
Tasty and Inexpensive
Chicken leg quarters are my favorite part of the chicken. This combination of thighs and drumsticks are the tastiest and juiciest parts of the chicken. They’re also usually the most affordable cuts. Chicken breasts get a lot of attention of being white meat, and chicken wings get all the spicy party platter attention. Chicken quarters also are one less cut the butcher needs to make. It’s not uncommon to find a package of 4 chicken quarters for just a few dollars.
Crispy and Roasted to Perfection
Air fryers do so much more than just substitute the oil frying method. They are like little convection ovens which move hot air rapidly around the food being cooked. This is perfect for chicken! We get a nice and crispy skin and the meat is so unbelievable tender and juicy. You won’t believe it.
We’ll season our roast chicken quarters with just a few simple seasonings which you probably already have in the pantry.
- Salt and pepper
- Onion powder and garlic powder
- Ground mustard
This simple seasoning mix will give the chicken that savory taste you know and love.
I love being able to whip up a quick dinner and that’s why I love this recipe so much. We pat dry the chicken quarters and place them in a large ziptop bag with just a bit of olive oil. Then we add our seasoning mix and shake it up to get the chicken all nice and coated. You can even do this ahead of time and let the chicken marinade in the seasoning.
Air Fry at 380° for 20-25 Minutes
Cooking the chicken quarters is super simple. Spray a little non-stick cooking spray in your air fryer basket or tray (middle position for tray style air fryers), place the chicken in and set to air fryer at 380°(F) for 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway through. Be sure to start with the skin side down, then flip so the skin is up for the final half of the cooking process. That will make the skin nice and golden crispy. The exact time will depend on the size of the chicken quarters. You want the internal temperature to be at least 165° when measured with an instant read food thermometer.