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air fryer chicken leg quarters

Air fryer chicken leg quarters, seasoned with easy ingredients to give you perfectly roasted chicken legs that are crispy and golden in color.

This air fryer recipe for chicken leg quarters will result in an effortless dinner in 30 minutes.

side dishes to serve with air fryer chicken leg quarters.

  • Serve with baked potatoes or even air fried potato wedges.
  • Serve with mashed potatoes.
  • Serve with some roasted veggies(mushrooms, carrots, parsnips, beans, brussel sprouts etc).

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Other seasonings, marinades to try for air fryer chicken quarters

  • Italian seasoning
    • olive oil + red wine vinegar or white vinegar + garlic minced + oregano + basil + red chilli flakes.
  • Try a teriyaki marinade
  • honey mustard marinade
    • honey + mustard + olive oil + garlic powder + salt + pepper
  • Cilantro lime marinade
    • chopped cilantro + lime juice + oil + honey + cumin + salt + pepper + garlic powder or minced garlic

More air fried recipes

Air fryer chicken tenders(no breading)

Air fryer hot wings(buffalo wings)

Air fryer hot dogs

RECIPE DIFFICULTY-EASY

How to make air fryer chicken leg quarters

Please make sure to read the recipe instructions carefully to avoid mistakes.

Ingredients

The ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.

2 chicken leg quarters skin on

1 tablespoon of paprika(substitute with red chilli powder and reduce to 1 teaspoon to give them mild heat)

1 teaspoon of pepper

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1 teaspoon of onion powder

1 teaspoon of garlic powder

1 tablespoon of lime or lemon juice

1 tbsp olive oil(substitute with any light oil)

Method

Wash and remove extra trimming of the chicken quarters and leave the skin on.

Place the chicken quarters on a plate and pat dry with kitchen paper towels to remove excess water.

Add paprika(1 tbsp, substitute with red chilli powder and reduce to 1 teaspoon to give them mild heat), pepper(1 tsp), salt(1/2 tsp), onion powder(1 tsp), garlic powder(1 tsp), lime or lemon juice(1 tbsp), oil(1 tbsp, olive oil or light oil).

Rub the spiced into the chicken quarters, cover with cling film and let it marinate for 30 minutes.

If you are meal prepping then, use a zip log bag to marinate and freeze. defrost and use as needed.

Preheat the air fryer at 350F(190C)for 5 minutes.

Once preheated, place the chicken leg quarters, skin down, brush any leftover marinade.

Set the timer to air fry for 20 minutes at 350F(180C)and air fry the chicken quarters.

At the 10 minute mark, flip the chicken leg quarters, brush oil with any leftover marinade and continue to air fry for the next 10 minutes.

If you want crispier chicken quarters, flip them back so the skin side faces up, brush oil and air fry for another 3 minutes.

Place the air fried chicken quarters on a plate, let it rest for two minutes and serve.

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air fryer chicken leg quarters with lime wedges

Air Fryer Chicken Leg Quarters

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Air fryer chicken leg quarters, seasoned with easy ingredients to give you perfectly roasted chicken legs that are crispy and golden in color.

Ingredients

The ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.

  • 2 chicken leg quarters skin on
  • 1 tablespoon of paprika(substitute with red chilli powder and reduce to 1 teaspoon to give them mild heat)
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon of lime or lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil(substitute with any light oil)

Instructions

    Wash and remove extra trimming of the chicken quarters and leave the skin on.

    Place the chicken quarters on a plate and pat dry with kitchen paper towels to remove excess water.

    Add paprika(1 tbsp, substitute with red chilli powder and reduce to 1 teaspoon to give them mild heat), pepper(1 tsp), salt(1/2 tsp), onion powder(1 tsp), garlic powder(1 tsp), lime or lemon juice(1 tbsp), oil(1 tbsp, olive oil or light oil).

    Rub the spiced into the chicken quarters, cover with cling film and let it marinate for 30 minutes.

    If you are meal prepping then, use a zip log bag to marinate and freeze. defrost and use as needed.

    Preheat the air fryer at 350F(190C)for 5 minutes.

    Once preheated, place the chicken leg quarters, skin down, brush any leftover marinade.

    Set the timer to air fry for 20 minutes at 350F(180C)and air fry the chicken quarters.

    At the 10 minute mark, flip the chicken leg quarters, brush oil with any leftover marinade and continue to air fry for the next 10 minutes.

    If you want crispier chicken quarters, flip them back so the skin side faces up, brush oil, and air fry for another 3 minutes.

    Place the air-fried chicken quarters on a plate, let it rest for two minutes, and serve.

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    Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 558Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 328mgSodium: 787mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 63g

    Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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