Baked Chicken Leg Quarters

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Chef Phil Anderson demonstrates how to make baked chicken leg quarters.

    Phil Anderson: Hi! I'm chef Phil Anderson, Harris Teeter's executive chef. Leg Quarters are so fun to work with. What we're going to do is, we're going to put it in the oven and roast them off. What I've got is a stick of butter, and that's going to get melted first. So I'm going to go over to the oven and place it in there to melt it up. Now, I've got some spices, and I didn't really put any measurement to it, because it's more to your taste, but the flour is important. That's a half a cup of flour and that helps to adhere to the butter and make a neat little sauce in there.

    What I've got here is a combination of garlic powder, and black pepper, and it's about a teaspoon each. This is the Creole seasoning. It's a mixture of peppers, and herbs, and garlic, and onion, it's really kind of nice. I've added a teaspoon of that as well, and then our Cayenne pepper, about a teaspoon of Cayenne pepper. I'm going to mix this up. To taste, is kind of a obscure language to a lot of people, but it's really, do you like it salty, do you like it hot, spicy, how do you like it? So that's why I say, to taste. I gave you some measurements, just so that you'd have something to go by. Now, we'll just cover in these with the seasoning. Make a kind of mess. This is what happens when working with this stuff. We'll clean it up. Okay, now that butter in a 350 degree oven is going to be melted by now. So what we're going to do is, we're going to place the skin side down, into the butter, and we're just going to leave it. We're not going to open up the over door; we are just going to leave it there for 30 minutes. Alright, just shaking this off a bit. Okay, I'll see you in about 30 minutes.

    They have been in there for 30 minutes. We're going to turn them. I'll go in here and turn them. We'll see it in another 30 minutes. Okay, it's been an hour. 30 minutes, skin side down, and then we opened it up, and then we flipped them up over, and 30 more minutes. So total of an hour.

    Ah! Well, these look delicious. Okay, awesome! Well, there you have it. Simple, very simple, Chicken Leg Quarters. Enjoy!