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I’m always looking for budget-friendly ideas for dinner. That’s why I love making a chicken leg quarter for dinner. I can always find them reasonably priced and they taste amazing when baked. Chicken leg quarters also make a simple meal idea. Pair one with a healthy side dish and you have a meal! One thing that I didn’t like however was always having to cook them in the oven. Living in South Carolina I do everything I can to not turn the oven on during the summer months!
It’s just too hot to even think of my oven adding heat to my kitchen. Especially when the temperature hits triple digits. And so I relegated fixing chicken leg quarters to the cooler months of the year. Until I got an air fryer! When I realized that I could air fry chicken leg quarters I did a happy dance!
The first time I air-fried one I was pleasantly surprised with how beautifully it turned out! The skin was beautifully brown and nice and crispy. The meat was so tender and moist! I was so impressed that I won’t do chicken leg quarters any other way now. The air fryer will be my go-to way of fixing them from now on.
Since I’m all about simple, my preparation for cooking a chicken leg quarter is very simple as well. I just use a little olive or avocado oil to coat the top skin of the leg quarter. Then I sprinkle on some seasonings of my choice. I usually use an organic adobo seasoning mixture that tastes amazing.
This dish is naturally gluten and grain free (just be careful to pay attention to what is in the seasonings you use). I love to pair it with a nice salad or baked beans.
Air Fryer Chicken Leg Quarters
- 1 air fryer
- 1 chicken leg quarter
- olive or avocado oil
- seasonings of your choice
- Set your air fryer to cook at 400 degrees F for 25 minutes
- Lightly coat the top skin side of the chicken leg quarter with the oil.
- Sprinkle on your seasonings
- Place the chicken leg quarter upside down (skin side down) into the air fryer
- Air fry for 13 minutes and then turn the leg quarter over and air fry for an additional 12 minutes