Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters is a dish that is economical to make, and it tastes like you spent hours on this dish. This dish is perfect for when you are running out of a paycheck, or even went you want something that will remind you of comfort food.
I love to roast chicken leg quarters, they are so easy to prepare. You can put prepare these in just about an hour. You can roast these with a variety of vegetables, here I have roasted these with red potatoes, garlic, carrots, radishes, lemon, and I added a little fresh rosemary. You can use anything root vegetables that you have on hand.
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Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters
- 2 1/2 pounds chicken leg quarters
- 1 pound red potatoes
- 1 cup carrots cut into large pieces
- 1 cup radishes
- 4 teaspoons chopped garlic
- 1/2 cup chopped onions or chopped shallots
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 small lemons or 1 large lemon, divided use (use for lemon zest, and lemon juice)
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt divided use
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper divided use
- 1 small rosemary stem
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley optional
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Cut potatoes into quarters and place in a bowl. Place cut carrots and radishes into the bowl. Place chopped garlic into a bowl. Zest lemon and juice the lemon placing the zest and lemon juice into a bowl. Coarsely chop fresh rosemary and place over the vegetables.
- Drizzle olive oil over vegetables and mix to coat vegetables evenly. Season vegetables with salt and pepper. Pour vegetables into a 9 by 13-inch pan. Spread out vegetables into a single layer.
- Cover pan with foil and bake for approximately 30 minutes. If desired spread softened butter under the chicken skin, and then spread a light layer of butter on the outside of the chicken skin. Season buttered chicken with salt and pepper. Remove vegetables from oven, remove the foil, and place the chicken over the vegetables skin side up. Roast chicken for approximately 30 minutes or until done. Chicken is done when it is pierced and the juices run clear.