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Favorite use/recipe for chicken leg quarters?

Wabi Sabi

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The grocery store had the really nice Bell and Evans chicken leg quarters on marked down to $0.79/lb this morning so I bought quite a few of them for the freezer. We eat chicken frequently (usually whole chickens or leg quarters) because I can usually find it cheaper than any other meat and although my family likes chicken we're all beginning to get a little weary of our tried and true chicken dishes. I need a few new ideas! Care to share your favorite recipe for any sort of bone-in, skin-on chicken?

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Sticky chicken. Sauce is simple - 1 bottle Catalina Dressing, 1 pkg dry onion soup, 1 small jar apple jelly or marmalade. Mix it up and pour over the chicken. We like to cook them in a dutch oven, but it turns out just fine in a baking dish covered with foil or in a crock pot.

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My favorite way is to coat them in Ranch dressing and then dredge them in either Parmesan or a Parmesan/almond flour mixture. I also like to add garlic and parsley to the mix. Then bake at 350 until cooked through.


This sounds good!!


I like to prepare them like hot wings because actual wings are tiny and stupid.


Good idea. I have a bottle of wing sauce in the fridge and some leg quarters in the freezer.

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This is a family favorite - original was breasts but better w dark meat:


Make marinade:

1/3 c fresh lemon juice

zest from lemons (zest before juicing - fresh zest makes a lot of flavor difference)

2 tb dijon mustard

1/3 c olive oil

5 cloves minced garlic

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1 tb dried parsley


Marinate chicken parts overnight


Next day, wash small potatoes and cut in to quarters or so - should be 1-2 inch pieces. Toss potatoes in olive oil and salt in bottom of roasting pan (we use 2 pans)


Put potatoes in cold oven, heat to 400 and cook about 5-10 minutes more


stir potatoes and layer chicken on top, skin side up


Roast 30 minutes, turn down to 350, roast another 20 minutes. May make lemony gravy from dripping - very tasty!

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