How to Broil Chicken Leg Quarters

Chicken dinner
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One of the easiest and healthiest things you can make your family on a budget are broiled chicken leg quarters. Leg quarters are a meaty part of the chicken, and are sided well with mashed potatoes and green beans. For cost, taste, and ease of preparation, broiled chicken leg quarters are a lower fat meal choice that top the list.

Things You'll Need

  • 3 lbs. chicken leg quarters
  • Vegetable oil
  • Garlic salt
  • Basil
  • Roasting pan

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Remove chicken from the bag, and lay pieces side by side in a roasting pan. Wash your hands with soap and hot water after handling raw chicken.

roasting pan
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Baste chicken with a thin layer of vegetable oil, and lightly sprinkle each piece with garlic salt and basil.

Oil
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Place in broiler 6 inches from heat source. Broil leg quarters 10 minutes on one side, then flip chicken, sprinkle more seasonings, and place back in broiler. Cook for approximately 10 more minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165 degree Fahrenheit.

Set to broil
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Tips & Warnings

  • Baste with hot sauce for spicy broiled chicken leg quarters.
  • Properly store leftover chicken to use in a casserole or chicken salad. This will create an easy meal.
  • Add lemon pepper for added zest.
  • Wash your hands, and clean and sanitize any surface area that has come in contact with raw chicken to reduce risk of food-borne illness.

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