"Always start out with a larger pot than
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Air Fryer Quarter Chicken

James Lee
• Thursday, 03 December, 2020
• 9 min read

They’re really meaty and remind me of the kinds of meals my mom made when I was growing up. With leg quarters, the skin is often attached pretty firmly in a couple places and it can be tough to get off just by pulling.

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I grip the skin at the edge of the thigh end and pull it off as much as I can. Anywhere that I run into trouble and find that it’s stuck to the meat or bone, I use clean kitchen shears (these are essentially just sharp scissors) to snip it off.

Just make sure the shears are clean and have not had contact with raw chicken. I prefer option 2 because it’s easier and because you get the flavor and some juice from the skin dripping onto the chicken meat as it cooks.

If you don’t want that temptation, remove the skin and discard it before cooking the chicken. To start, coat the chicken leg quarters in a little of oil.

Next, season the chicken with salt, black pepper and garlic powder. Put the chicken leg quarters into the air fryer basket skin-side-down (or more-rounded-side-down if they’re skinless) and cook them for 20 minutes.

My air fryer has a non-stick basket, so I use tools that are non-metal and thus won’t scratch and ruin the surface. Finally, you take the chicken out of the basket (use those silicone tongs again) and let it rest for 2 minutes before serving.

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2 chicken leg quarters with skin* (one pound each) 1 Tbsp. Put chicken in air fryer basket, skin-side-down, in a single layer.

Flip chicken and cook until 165 °F on an instant read thermometer, 10-12 more minutes. *For skinless chicken leg quarters, use the exact same method.

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The crunchy chicken legs baked over the oven are equally delicious. However, chicken leg quarters cooked in an air fryer are an absolute roll caster.

The real deal lies in deliciously air -fried leg quarters. The amount of food you are going to cook at a go in a fryer will depend on how you slice into tiny portions of the meat.

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Do not be surprised to get an air fryer that cooks at higher temperatures than the stated one on the manual. The only way to ensure you cook quality food is by doing continuous monitoring as you adjust the temperatures.

Smoked paprika Fresh leg quarters (about three pieces) Honey Garlic powder Onion powder Black pepper Lemon juice or lime juice Ensure that the chicken is covered or coated all round by the sauce.

Put the chicken legs on the air fryer rack. Some air fryers cook hotter and faster, so you will need to monitor the food.

Making airfryerchicken leg quarters couldn’t be any easier. They are lovely for a fancy dinner party or when you are craving comfort food.

The best part about this easy air fryer recipe is that I don’t even have to heat up the oven! These pieces of chicken are so simple but the flavor is mind-blowing.

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We eat more than our fair share of air fryer fried chicken, but I wanted something different. I am kind of mad at myself for not making leg quarters much sooner.

It’s important not to allow any foil to touch the heating element of the air fryer, which is usually located at the top. Adding food on top of the tin foil will prevent it from flying around inside the air fryer as it’s cooking.

For best results, use a digital thermometer and remove the meat from the air fryer. When checking the temperature of the chicken, it’s vital that you don’t stick the thermometer against a bone.

Once the chicken reaches 160 degrees, you can add the sauce and continue to cook. NOTE: When cooking the chicken leg quarters, you need to make sure not to overfill the basket.

With the addition of the sauce at the end, you’ll get the moistest crispy chicken you’ve probably ever tasted. Yes you can make “old-fashioned” oven baked chicken but the small air fryer basket enclosure gets every inch super crunchy on the outside.

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You could do the same thing with just chicken drumsticks but that would take less time, closer to 20 minutes total. It doesn’t really make sense as to why other than some people are opposed to thighs in general, which is super silly.

Spray or brush olive oil on meat and season leg quarters with salt and pepper all over. Ensure internal temperature at thickest part of the meat is at least 160 degrees at this time.

Close basket and set to 375 degrees F for 3-5 minutes until skin is crisped and sauce is browned. We make this a few times a month because it’s cheap, easy, and healthy.

Spray or brush olive oil on meat and season leg quarters with salt and pepper all over. Ensure internal temperature at thickest part of the meat is at least 160 degrees at this time.

Close basket and set to 375 degrees F for 3-5 minutes until skin is crisped and sauce is browned. Remove leg quarters and allow resting for 5 minutes before serving, so they stay moist.

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This airfryerchicken legs recipe gives crispy skin, moist and juicy inside. It’s healthy fried chicken leg quarters packed full of flavor, tender, delicious and it’s ready in less than 30 minutes.

It’s perfect with sides like vegetables or rice for a weeknight dinner. It also cuts down on cooking time when compared to conventional or fan oven.

I own a Pro breeze XL 5.5 liter air fryer which is perfect for a family of 4-5 cooking. Other good brands out there include Phillips, Color, Power XL, and more.

These air fried chicken legs are flavorful, it has crispy skin just like frying but the good news is its fewer calories as no oil required to cook this. Note that timing is slightly different and varies with the brand of the air fryer but this one here takes just 20 minutes and you have the best air fried chicken legs.

The detailed ingredient list and directions in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post. Spray the air fryer basket with cooking oil then arrange the marinated chicken in it.

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Put the basket in the air fryer and cook the chicken at a temperature of 180C for 20 minutes. When the legs are air -fried and browned on both sides, switch off the air fryer and bring out the chicken.

If unsure chicken is cooked inside, use a meat thermometer to check. Insert the meat thermometer and if the temperature is at least 165F, the chicken is safe to eat.

After air frying the chicken legs, you can toss in your favorite sauce like Leave to completely cool before putting in a Ziploc bag or airtight container then store in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

I find the cooking spray just adequate and don’t use parchment paper. Don’t open the air fryer too often as this makes heat escape when you do and thus affect the cooking time.

When air frying chicken, preheating makes the skin crisper. This varies according to the brand of fryer used, the parts and sizes of the chicken being cooked in it.

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Clean and pat chicken leg quarters with a paper towel. Spray the air fryer basket with cooking oil then arrange the marinated chicken legs in it.

Put the basket in the air fryer and cook the chicken at a temperature of 180C for 20 minutes. Serve and enjoy perfect air fried chicken legs quarters with any side of your choice.

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