Air Fryer Chicken Leg Quarters

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This recipe for Air Fryer Chicken Leg Quarters makes juicy, tender chicken with crispy skin. Just the way everyone likes it! And it’s such an easy process- just season chicken and pop in the air fryer until ready.

Air Fryer Chicken Leg Quarters on a plate

Chicken Leg Quarters In The Air Fryer

You’ll love how easy it is to cook delicious, juicy chicken leg quarters in the air fryer. You can add any seasonings you love on chicken. This recipe suggests salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. Simple, delicious seasonings. Also try rosemary, thyme, Italian seasoning, or sage. Yum! You really can make this chicken exactly how you like it.

inside air fryer basket with Air Fryer Chicken Leg Quarters

Air Fryer Chicken Leg Quarters are a healthy, filling main course that pairs well with so many side dishes. Try a simple garden salad, roasted veggies, an easy pasta dish, or seasoned rice. You’ll have a complete, wholesome meal in no time!

hand holding air fryer basket with Air Fryer Chicken Leg Quarters

Love cooking chicken in the air fryer? Check out these easy recipes: Air Fryer Chicken Livers, Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas, and Air Fryer Chicken Wings.

golden brown chicken leg quarters in the air fryer

How To Make Air Fryer Chicken Leg Quarters

Lay 2 chicken leg quarters on a plate or preparation surface. Sprinkle on seasonings, then flip chicken over, and sprinkle on the rest of the seasonings.

Place chicken in air fryer basket, skin side down first. This way the chicken finishes cooking with skin side up.

Cook for 25 minutes at 400 degrees, pausing halfway through cooking time to flip chicken over.

air fryer opened to show Air Fryer Chicken Leg Quarters

Once chicken is done cooking, you can double-check it with a meat thermometer. The internal temperature should be at least 170 degrees. If not, cook for another 5 minutes.

When chicken is done, remove and place on serving plate.

juicy and tender Air Fryer Chicken Leg Quarters

Cooking Tips

  • Be sure to rub seasonings onto chicken to evenly coat it
  • You may need to adjust chicken pieces in air fryer basket to fit in a single layer
  • Use a spatula to flip chicken over halfway through cooking time

tongs holding Air Fryer Chicken Leg Quarters

How Long To Cook Chicken Leg Quarters In An Air Fryer?

Depending on the air fryer and the size of the chicken pieces, you need to cook it for 20-25 minutes total. You’ll want to flip the chicken halfway through cooking time to ensure even browning on both sides. And after cooking, check the chicken with a meat thermometer. The meat in the center should be at least 170 degrees. If not, cook for another 5 minutes and check again.

How Do You Know When Chicken Leg Quarters Are Done?

You can either cut into a piece (there should be no pink and the juices should run clear) or use a meat thermometer. The internal temperature of the chicken leg quarter should register at least 170 degrees.

chicken leg quarters cooked inside an air fryer

What To Serve With Air Fryer Chicken Leg Quarters

If you’re looking to keep it low-carb and filling, serve this chicken with these healthy sides: Sautéed Arugula, Sautéed Portobello Mushrooms, and Sautéed Eggplant.

And for dessert? How about a wholesome treat that’s easy to prep, like Air Fryer Pineapple, Fruit and Yogurt Parfait (Starbucks Copycat), or Applesauce Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.

tongs holding piece of Air Fryer Chicken Leg Quarter with crispy skin

More Chicken Recipes To Try

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Tender Instant Pot Chicken Gizzards

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Air Fryer Chicken Leg Quarters

This recipe for Air Fryer Chicken Leg Quarters makes juicy, tender chicken with crispy skin. Just the way everyone likes it! And it's such an easy process- just season chicken and pop in the air fryer until ready.
Prep Time3 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time28 minutes
Course: Chicken, Dinner, Main Dish
Keyword: Air Fryer Chicken Leg Quarters
Cooking Method: Air Fryer
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 327kcal

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Ingredients

  • 2 chicken leg quarters
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika

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Instructions

  • Lay 2 chicken leg quarters on a plate or preparation surface.
  • Sprinkle on seasonings, then flip chicken over, and sprinkle on the rest of the seasonings.
  • Place chicken in air fryer basket, skin side down first. This way the chicken finishes cooking with skin side up.
  • Cook for 25 minutes at 400 degrees, pausing halfway through cooking time to flip chicken over.
  • Once chicken is done cooking, you can double-check it with a meat thermometer. The internal temperature should be at least 170 degrees. If not, cook for another 5 minutes.
  • When chicken is done, remove and place on serving plate.

Notes

  • Be sure to rub seasonings onto chicken to evenly coat it
  • You may need to adjust chicken pieces in air fryer basket to fit in a single layer
  • Use a spatula to flip chicken over halfway through cooking time
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 1276mg | Potassium: 350mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 611IU | Vitamin C: 0.03mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg
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